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Lead upper elementary teacher needed with previous experience in elementary education and deep curriculum and instructional knowledge. We have two classes of approximately 20 students at each grade level. The lead teacher will work closely with an associate teacher shared across the grade-level team and with specialist teachers who support the program.
Village teachers use a combination of student-centered teaching philosophies and methodologies in a program focused on building the habits, skills, and attitudes that prepare children for lifelong learning as global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge, and the ability to lead. This program is based on Chadwick's core competencies of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, character, courage, cultural competence and core values of honesty, compassion, responsibility, fairness, and respect.
· Demonstrate a deep understanding of and interest in the developmental nuances of elementary school-aged children and anti-bias teaching practices
· Model the Chadwick core values and help provide a joyful, inclusive school experience within and beyond the classroom
· Teach whole class and small groups of children core curriculum
· Integrate rich hands-on experiences and explorations
· Collaborate with grade-level team, division, and Curriculum Specialist to design coherent, integrated curriculum that aligns with the Village program
· Work with Curriculum Specialist and peers to strengthen pedagogy and take advantage of professional development opportunities
· Teach daily math using the Math in Focus (Singapore Math) program
· Teach daily reading and writing using a workshop approach
· Teach integrated social studies content and skills
· Individualize learning through differentiation that helps build concepts and extend learning
· Use learning experiences and assessments to inform instruction and create individualized and small group learning experiences
· Use a whole-child approach that builds classroom community and creates an environment that remains responsive to the strengths and needs of all students
· Use Responsive Classroom structures and principles to inform effective classroom routines and management
· Create an intentional learning environment rich in resources and experiences
· Incorporate the development of social-emotional and problem-solving skills
· Participate in faculty duties, such as student supervision during recess, lunch, and dismissal.
· Collaborate with learning specialist and school counselor on academic, social, or emotional issues
· Attend weekly faculty meetings and professional development days
· Communicate with parents in a timely manner, including emails, report cards, and narrative comments
· Assist with back to school events, open house, and concerts
· Attend week-long outdoor education trip with grade level
· Mentor and collaborate with grade-level Associate Teacher and manage time-keeping records.
· Plan and supervise field trips or in-house experiences that relate to learning
· Stay updated on curriculum and trends
· Demonstrate the ability to proactively reflect on and participate in discussions around identity, race, and issues of social justice
Education, experience and skill requirements
· Bachelor’s degree
· Master’s degree and 5 years teaching experience preferred
Assessment: TB Assessment
Screening: Livescan Background check
About Chadwick School
Chadwick is a K-12 coeducational non-denominational independent day school located on a beautiful 45-acre campus on a hill overlooking mountains, canyons and the Pacific Ocean. Founded as a boarding school in the 1930's in what was then a remote area of Los Angeles County, the school has retained its rural charm and relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Thirty-three faculty and staff families reside on campus, adding to a strong sense of community and shared aspirations.
The school is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of the character and individual gifts of its students. The school’s challenging academic offerings are therefore complemented by extensive programs in community service, outdoor education, athletics and the arts, in which virtually all students participate.
Chadwick is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation and race, or any other applicable law prohibiting discrimination in employment. This commitment applies to all empl...oyees and agents of the school, including the headmaster, division and department directors, supervisors and co-workers.