Heilicher faculty are responsible for creating a safe classroom environment that helps develop each student’s skills and promotes a growth mindset. Faculty are responsible for developing curriculum, creating lesson plans, grading, delivering classroom instruction, and communicating effectively with parents and colleagues. This lower school teacher reports directly to the Associate Head of School.
As with all Heilicher Faculty and Staff, a Lower School teacher is expected to be a collaborative team player, innovative thinker, cheerleader of the staff and school, and agent of academic innovation. A lower school teacher is expected to role model professional practices, and support the mission of the School and Heilicher ‘20 implementation within the context of a pluralistic, inclusive Jewish community. This teaching position is 10 months (late August-early June).
Duties and Responsibilities Teaching:
Create and deliver inspiring curriculum
Work cooperatively with other teachers in creating and implementing units and lessons
Operate as an advocate for, and supporter of, inquiry and problem-based learning
Foster student engagement in activities that incorporate different elements of STEAM
Understands the academic, social and behavioral characteristics of lower elementary school students and can create a respectful learning environment including setting and maintaining appropriate standards of student behavior
Maintain an organized classroom infrastructure and provide an orderly, productive learning environment
Provide accommodations and modifications to support the success of all students
Continually assess student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and parents well
informed of student progress by collecting and tracking data
Uphold and incorporate Heilicher school mission and core values
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Comfortable working with a variety of technology and computer applications including but not limited to Smartboard technology, iPads, Chromebooks, learning management systems, video conferencing, Google Suite, and screencast
Act as a steward of the school in the larger community
Work collaboratively with colleagues to constantly evaluate and improve mastery of instructional,
culture-building, and leadership skills.
Establish and maintain a positive sense of community amongst the faculty
Participate in school-wide professional development, and seek continual feedback and coaching to
develop as a teacher
Attend all faculty and team meetings
Adhere to school curricular initiatives
Write a bi-monthly newsletter to parents
Attend two parent-teacher conferences and write two sets of report cards
Maintain proper health and safety guidelines on school campus and during school hours
Others as assigned by the School Administration and in line with the Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Federation of Teachers Local 4997 Master Contract
About Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Heilicher, accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), provides a positive environment focused on delivering a strong academic foundation in Jewish and General Studies. The school reflects and teaches respect for the diversity of Jewish life, challenging our students to exemplify the values of Judaism and demonstrate academic excellence.
Our vision is built on a strong synergy between students and faculty. Our educators inspire our students to find their passion and reach their highest potential, creating successful learners and lead