St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a Fourth Grade Teacher to join our roster of experienced, motivated, and effective teaching professionals. This candidate will be responsible for teaching Language Arts (grammar, writing) and Social Studies to the whole grade (40-42 students total, divided into two sections), oversee a homeroom of 19-21 students, and team-teach reading and word study. The successful candidate continues to find joy in working with young children, has exceptional training in the academic and social-emotional needs of elementary-age students, is a team player, and is able to contribute to the greater life of our school. Effective writing and speaking skills, a good sense of humor, a positive outlook, and an appreciation of the unique qualities of the age group are essential. The successful candidate is a passionate and dedicated professional looking for a warm, collegial, exciting workplace that embraces both change and tradition. We put a strong emphasis on social-emotional skill-building, physical activity, interactive learning, and the use of varied educational tools.
Along with the grade level teachers, create lesson plans for your class based on your experience and students’ specific needs
Utilize educational technology in an age-appropriate way
Communicate with team members as well as with parents about students’ progress and behavior
Hold two parent/teacher conferences per year for each student
Join the rotation of teachers who assist with morning and afternoon carpool duty
Organize students into small groups for social education and other targeted instruction
Encourage creativity in students by organizing project-based learning units
Create a warm, clean, welcoming and inspiring atmosphere in the classroom
Oversee lunch and recess
Listen carefully to parents’ requests and concerns and address them as quickly as possible
Remain up-to-date with new research in educational practice
Establish and maintain a network of professionals
Employ effective classroom management skills
Be prepared to pivot between on-campus and online learning as required by COVID related guidelines
Perform all professional duties efficiently and punctually, manage resources effectively and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and department meetings
Perform professional duties as assigned by the Head of School or the Division Director These duties include but are not limited to recess duty, lunch duty, and dismissal duty
Master’s Degree in Education or a related field
Valid state-issued teaching certificate a plus
5+ years’ experience teaching elementary classes
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to teach creatively
Knowledge of educational technology platforms (SeeSaw, PowerSchool, Google Classroom)
St. Michael’s Episcopal School provides children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops the Christian values of kindness, respect, acceptance, integrity, responsibility, resilience, and compassion. The K-8 co-educational community is small enough (380 students and 50 faculty-staff) for everyone to know one another, and large enough to provide rich curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Its student-teacher ratio is 11:1, with an average class size of 18 to 19 students. The School is located on a stunning 70-acre campus. Students hail from 30 different zip codes. Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving its mission and thus considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
About St. Michael's Episcopal School
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As the premier independent school for kindergarten through eighth grades in Richmond, Virginia, we offer superior academic instruction in a learning envirnoment that is small and nurturing and that acknowledges and develops Christian values. Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in performing arts, sports, clubs and robotics. We are proud of our students and the unique community that exists at St. Michael’s. We are equally proud of our graduates who are consistently praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their superior academic achievement, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for learning.