The Lower School Classroom Teacher is a full time position reporting to the Head of the Lower School. The classroom teacher is responsible for guiding the social, emotional and academic growth of a class of students. The ability to appreciate and work effectively across individual and cultural differences is essential.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrate the ability to communicate, motivate and understand the academic and emotional needs of six to nine year old children
Plan and implement lessons in language arts, mathematics, and social studies that facilitate active learning and follow Potomac’s curricular guidelines and requirements
Monitor student progress using a range of formal and informal assessment tools, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners
Create and manage a positive classroom environment that inspires student learning
Work collaboratively with other teachers, parents, support staff, and members of the community
Communicate effectively with parents to discuss student progress and areas for growth
Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
Two or more years of teaching experience at the primary level
Ability to support Potomac’s mission to foster each child’s intellectual development, love of learning and strength of character
A collaborative and engaging educator with outstanding communication and organizational skills.
In striving to fulfill its mission, The Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds of candidates who embody our core values of courage, integrity, humility, perseverance, and respect. We recognize that differences are a source of strength, and we know that everyone is enriched when each person's contributions and perspectives are valued.
About The Potomac School
The Potomac School is an independent K-12 day school located in McLean, Va. While we are a K-12 school, we are more accurately described as a K through lifetime experience. We nurture the development of our students as unique individuals and as contributing members of a vibrant learning community.
Our school comprises four distinct yet interconnected divisions, joined through a shared mission, integrated curriculum, and deeply rooted communal ties. We enjoy the beauty and natural resources of our 90-acre campus, our athletic fields, woods, streams, and ponds providing a rare and wonderful setting for each student's educational journey.
Mission: At The Potomac School, we believe that intellectual development, love of learning, and strength of character are complementary, and equally essential, educational goals. With a firm commitment to our core values and a rigorous academic program, we prepare students to lead lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit.