This is a full time, 10-month teaching position for a dynamic, student-centered, success-oriented individual to plan, program and teach science in alignment with Middle School curricular objectives in courses for 7th and 8th grade. The 7th grade curriculum involves an introduction to the study of the human body, rudimentary genetics and introduction to physics. The 8th grade curriculum involves an introduction to physical science and an introduction to chemistry. Lessons will be inquiry based and have a heavy emphasis on hands-on laboratory experience.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, dedicated individual to be a significant contributor to an outstanding faculty. He or she will work with other teachers and staff as a contributing team member to present a cooperative and positive work environment. Teachers at Charlotte Preparatory School maintain a learning environment that supports the school’s mission statement and upholds the four pillars of leadership - Respect, Integrity, Perseverance and Courage.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
Teach area of specialty to students, utilizing course of study adopted by Charlotte Preparatory School.
Serve as Student Advisor to instruct students in citizenship and character development.
Develop lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and small group instruction, and to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
Maintain lesson plans and pacing schedules as part of curriculum mapping
Use a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc to facilitate higher level thinking development.
Translate lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports (as needed) and report cards.
Communicate with parents through conferences, phone calls, and e-mail to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members to assess any learning issues that may exist in a student, and to help those students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Maintain professional competence through professional growth activities.
Participate cooperatively with the Head of Middle School to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with school guidelines.
Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day, such as recess, lunch, and breaks.
Participate in grade level, division, and full faculty meetings, and serve on school committees as required.
Attend divisional and school-wide required events (e.g. prep-planning, Open Houses, conferences, etc.)
Dress and behave professionally as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Present a positive image of Charlotte Preparatory School to the outside community, including social networking sites.
Supervise students during Field Trips, dances, and other events
Other duties as assigned by Head of Middle School or Head of School.
Bachelor’s degree in a Science or related subject from accredited university required; Masters or other advanced degree preferred.
A valid teaching certificate is preferred but not required.
A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in a middle school and independent school setting is preferred.
Team orientation – able to work effectively with all members of the school, including the administrative team, other faculty members, parents, and students.
Strong communication and organizational skills with high levels of attention to detail.
Positive, enthusiastic, flexible, and warm personality.
Strong work ethic, proactive, and success-oriented.
Directly reports to the Head of Middle School.
Please direct resume and cover letter to Evan Kurtz, Head of Middle School, email@example.com
About Charlotte Preparatory School
Charlotte Preparatory School is Charlotte, North Carolina's leading independent TK-8 school. The entire school, from its Montessori Early School to its Middle School leadership program, is built upon three guiding principles: Charlotte Prep is research-based, it is student-centered, and it is carefully designed for student success.
For an in-depth look at this dynamic school, visit the Charlotte Prep website at www.charlotteprep.org.
"Charlotte Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected classification applicable to Charlotte Preparatory School in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs."