At The Speyer Legacy School, students are inspired to be intellectually curious and passionate. They realize their full potential as accelerated learners in a collaborative community that is committed to ethical values and action. Speyer students learn with like-minded classmates and are guided by academically fearless teachers who share and nourish their enthusiasm for knowledge and inquiry.
The Speyer Legacy School, a K-8 school serving gifted learners, seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate full-time Second Grade teacher to be a member of the school’s Lower School, joining a team of three Second Grade teachers. This full-time, 10-month position is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals and will report to the Head of Lower School. The ideal candidate possesses creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for designing innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward change and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others.
Duties & Responsibilities
Plan and implement motivating lessons in Literacy, Humanities, and Math, which reflect knowledge of curriculum and students’ interests and abilities.
Serve as a classroom co-teacher to a group of 17 students.
Implement rules for behavior and classroom procedures and routines.
Evaluate students' performance, including academic, behavioral, and social-emotional.
Prepare student reporting, which includes narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs.
Engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.
Communicate regularly with families about classroom happenings and student progress.
Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals.
Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.
Updates curriculum and materials as needed.
Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, and school duties.
Promote respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School, a shared responsibility in partnership with the school community.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in education.
Demonstrated classroom management skills, including time, space, and materials for most effective learning.
Experience in differentiated instruction.
Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction; ability to incorporate 21st century skills.
Capable of generating high-quality instructional materials.
Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Ability to integrate technology effectively into classroom instruction to enhance student learning.
Skilled in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating and age-appropriate.
BA or BS required, Elementary Education degree preferred.
Master’s degree of Elementary Education preferred.
Certification in Gifted Education preferred.
To apply please send your resume, cover letter, a one-page educational philosophy statement, and the contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Second Grade Teacher” in the subject line.
The Speyer Legacy School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.