Madison Country Day School, a Pre-K through grade 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, seeks a dynamic, full-time lower school homeroom teacher for the 2020-21 school year.
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic educator who inspires others through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. This candidate will enjoy collaborating with dedicated educators instructing Pre-K through fourth grade students through an intellectually stimulating, personally enriching, and academically challenging reading, writing, mathematics, and history/geography program.
Applicants will be excited to be an active member of the MCDS Lower School Team, as we are a close-knit, active, and small community. Applicants must be innovative, creative, collaborative, hold a growth mindset, and be passionate about working with children as well as learning.
Candidates will contribute to our mission through the following activities and responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with family members, specialist teachers, and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities.
Ensure classroom arrangement, materials, and displays are organized and conducive to children’s learning.
Provide classroom experiences that are developmentally, linguistically, and culturally age-appropriate for the children served.
Having the ability to design and facilitate rigorous, empowering lesson plans that are student-centered and thought-provoking
Being intellectually curious and a have the desire to spark a love of learning in students
Have excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of elementary-aged students, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
Document student’s progress through ongoing observation and direct assessment activities, using data to plan and individualize curriculum.
Present engaging assemblies to an audience of Pre-K through grade 4 students on IB Learner Profile
MCDS embraces and celebrates diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual identity in its hiring.
Madison Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. MCDS does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring and employment practices, admission policies, scholarship and grant programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.
Successful candidates will possess:
A warm and friendly personality
Sensitivity to the feelings and needs of others
The ability to relate well to children, families, staff, and community
A preference for opportunities to collaborate with other teachers
Passion for teaching lower school students
3 to 5 years of teaching experience preferably in a team-teaching setting
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent listening skills
Comfortable differentiating instruction
Classroom management skills
Experience teaching International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Workshop, and Singapore math is strongly encouraged, but not required.
About Madison Country Day School
The mission of Madison Country Day School is to provide an intellectually stimulating, personally enriching, and academically challenging program in the liberal arts and sciences to an able and diverse student body; measure the curriculum and student achievement against the finest programs in the world; and contribute to the larger community by developing effective educational programs to serve as models for other private and public schools.
The MCDS Core Philosophies are that every child possesses an extraordinary capacity to learn and effort is generally more important than ability.
Madison Country Day School is the county’s only independent Pre-K through grade 12 school, offering a challenging and comprehensive college preparatory education, including the Madison, Wisconsin area’s only International Baccalaureate program.
In an environment where each community member is truly known, MCDS students develop a deep knowledge base and life-long critical and creative thinking skills.