St. George’s Episcopal School is searching for a part-time, experienced, enthusiastic and creative teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. St. George’s is seeking candidates who demonstrate a growth mindset and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates who are organized, patient, flexible, warm, energetic and engaging are likely to be successful team members at St. George’s.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Sets learning goals which are integrated within a child-centered curriculum for each child, develops appropriate challenging curriculum to meet the needs of the students, and provides a variety of ongoing assessments
Uses data to inform and guide instruction and knowledge of authentic assessment practices
Understands child development, latest education theories and practices and current trends in education and professional development.
Knows how to differentiate instruction for students
Displays a warm and nurturing character that supports the applicant’s ability to connect with young children and their families
Shows dedication to social, emotional and character development of each child
Listens to children, reflects and documents children's processes and their work
Communicates effectively with parents and establishes a team approach with the child’s family
Has experience using engaging and innovative teaching practices in a variety of subjects: reading, mathematics, science, social studies and writing
Understands the environment the applicant creates is an important teaching tool
Demonstrates familiarity with Lucy Calkins reading and writing workshop, a balanced literacy approach and teaching foundational skills in reading
Possesses experience with Responsive Classroom approach (preferred)
Integrates technology into the curriculum in a meaningful way
Works well in a teaching team; displays a positive attitude and eagerness to work collaboratively with full time teacher, peers and colleagues in developing curriculum and planning for instruction
Shows a desire to respond to and initiate the solving of problems through clear and open conversation
Accepts feedback openly and comfortable taking risks
Displays interest in pursuing professional development opportunities and dedicated to lifelong learning and possessing a growth mindset
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
Experience teaching in Early Childhood or Elementary, 2+ years preferred
Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Google Applications and Google Drive
Understanding of the teaching practices in phonics, reading comprehension, writing and math
A growth mindset
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with students, colleagues and parents
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
A sense of integrity, ethics and ability to carry out responsibilities in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures
About St. George's Episcopal School
St. George’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent school serving approximately 370 students from age one through eighth grade and employing approximately 100 faculty and staff. Here, each child grows academically, creatively, emotionally and spiritually while developing a sense of self-worth and moral responsibility. This is a family-like atmosphere of care and concern with a highly trained and dedicated faculty. Educational excellence at St. George’s begins with the simple premise that each child is unique—that is, each child’s strengths are worth cultivating and celebrating, and each child’s challenges are worth identifying and embracing, for only then will grit and perseverance accompany growth and development. This is why our graduates develop into lifelong learners and consequently find acceptance and success in the finest high schools in New Orleans. This is also why our parents, grandparents, alumni, friends and students have an enduring love for the school.