The New Community School empowers bright, talented students who are challenged by dyslexia and related learning differences. The innovative and research-based college preparatory curriculum uses a customized educational approach to build skills in language and math and to foster academic and personal strengths – igniting the passions and gifts of unique minds.
The New Community School is currently hiring an Upper SchoolGovernment Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.
The position is for an Upper School Government Teacher who is responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops in each student an appreciation of world perspectives and cultural heritages; that develops proficiency in the use of inquiry skills and concepts; that motivates each pupil to understand and exercise the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship.
Teaches courses in American government and economics.
Develops a balanced program to encourage students to develop skills and attitudes, draw conclusions, and make judgements based on methods of inquiry.
Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of each student.
Utilizes standards-based assessment to determine students’ mastery of learning objectives.
Implements evidence-based teaching and learning practices and designs a full range of meaningful assessments in which students are regularly asked to demonstrate understanding.
Explores and integrates a range of resources, including technology, to engage, enhance, and extend learning goals.
Understands the role of social, emotional, and physical wellbeing in the teaching and learning process and encourages the development of lifelong healthy behaviors.
Encourages students to think independently and express ideas.
Serves as the faculty advisor to a small group of students.
Facilitates ongoing communication with parents regarding student progress, including formal written reports, in accordance with the school calendar.
Participates in the school’s extensive pre-service/in-service training and mentoring program.
Contributes to the rich student life program.
Contributes to other aspects of the school.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: The ideal candidate:
Must possess a bachelor’s degree in related field.
Must be eligible or possess Virginia Collegiate Professional License or Postgraduate Professional License with appropriate endorsement in Social Studies.
Must possess a strong interest in learning differences, exploring varied instructional strategies, and working with students who have struggled in previous school placements.
Must possess the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, parents, and the broader community.
Must possess a desire and willingness to grow professionally and work as part of a team.