Palm Beach Day Academy, established in 1921, is an independent coeducational school, serving 440 students from age 2 to Grade 9 on two campuses with nearly 100 faculty members. The Lower Campus rests in West Palm Beach, and the Upper Campus, located on the island of Palm Beach, is located a block from the Atlantic Ocean. Palm Beach Day Academy prides itself on being a community. Teachers and families work as a team which allows the teachers to foster a learning-rich environment and focus on developing the whole child.
The foundation of Palm Beach Day Academy’s program is the education of our students in an academically challenging and compassion rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character. At all levels, our students will be, as our mission states, challenged to excel, empowered to act, and prepared to lead. Palm Beach Day Academy is searching for a upper elementary teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Upper Elementary Position:
teaches two of the four subjects: math, language arts, social studies (FL Studies, US History) and science
advises students and communicates with families, including writing reports and leading conferences
Strong knowledge of child development and progressive education
Provide examples of innovative pedagogy to promote inquiry and learning in adolescents and evidence of capable writing
Command a range of teaching methods to meet different learning needs
Integrate technology, including Google applications, laptops/iPads, smartboard/projector, etc.
Self-starter, take initiative, have a sense of humor, and demonstrate strong listening and communication skills
Prior experience in a diverse community or working collaboratively to engage youth in community-building, social and environmental justice, and activism is a plus
A bachelor’s degree in elementary education and/or certification in elementary education is required with at least four years of teaching experience. Experience teaching social studies and science is preferred.
Understands the importance of nurturing social-emotional development in children.