Highlands School is a vibrant leader in independent education in the Birmingham metropolitan region. Highlands School's whole-child focused academic program – guided by a comprehensive emphasis on physical, social-emotional, creative and intellectual development – educates and inspires students in preschool through 8th grade. The School was founded in 1958 and holds dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
Position Overview: Highlands School is currently looking for a Kindergarten Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking for teachers who are passionate about education and are committed to 21st century teaching and learning. The Highlands Faculty is collaborative and innovative and we seek candidates to complement the strengths of our program and to add his or her own expertise and background to provide excellent educational opportunities for our students. We are a vibrant professional learning community for children, parents and teachers. Teachers receive regular support for colleagues and administrators. Regular professional development opportunities are provided and encouraged. We are seeking qualified applicants with a degree in Elementary Education (Masters level preferred), classroom experience, the ability to work well with parents and colleagues, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and who value a whole-child approach to teaching and learning. Areas of Responsibility:
Highlands Teachers will: Demonstrate mastery of the subject matter Plan, supervise and implement a challenging and developmentally appropriate program in accordance with the educational philosophy and policies of Highlands School, the curriculum's scope and sequence and the prescribed student objectives Create a safe and engaging classroom community and differentiate for students as needed by employing a variety of instructional strategies and materials supported by best educational practices to enhance creative teaching/learning Maintain a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom Plan, through approved channels, and execute educational field experiences, guest lecturers and other media Assess the learning of students frequently and analyze the date to drive instruction, teaching /learning strategies Maintain current and accurate attendance records and grades to meet the demand for a comprehensive knowledge of each student's progress Maintain open and supportive communication with parents and administration Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents and staff to promote a positive learning environment Attend all staff meetings, required school events, parent/teacher conferences, professional development days and orientations/in-service
Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education (Master's level preferred) Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred in elementary grades A collaborative mindset and commitment to professional growth and personal development Experience with differentiated instruction and appreciation of each child as an individual with diverse needs Experience integrating technology and applying 21st century learning within the classroom
Highlands School is a vibrant leader in independent education in the Birmingham, AL metropolitan region. Highlands School’s whole-child focused academic program – guided by a comprehensive emphasis on physical, social-emotional, creative and intellectual development – educates and inspires students in preschool through 8th grade. The School was founded in 1958 and holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).