We are seeking an educator who is smart, passionate and entrepreneurial. The best candidates are those individuals who believe that shared leadership amongst teachers, parents and students is essential to creating a meaningful learning community. We want a teacher who can develop an emergent curriculum that encourages academic rigor AND invites the natural chaos that comes with student-driven creativity. It is essential that candidates inspire a love for learning and are proactive in collaborating with others. Additionally, we are looking for reflective practitioners who embrace a culture of revision, not just for students, but for themselves.
Job Responsibilities: ? Develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous lessons that align with the GMS philosophy and mission ? Adapt instructional methods to the varying aptitude, developmental stages, and learning styles of the children in their classroom ? Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of the curriculum ? Embrace the messiness of working in a child-centered school in which emergent curriculum and outside learning opportunities require day-to-day flexibility and lesson-adaptability ? Create lessons and experiences that will challenge and inspire students to apply skills with multidisciplinary, real-world activities and develop critical thinking skills ? Establish and uphold classroom routines that resonate with the Pillars of GreenMount - Academics, Civility, Community, and Integrity - to ensure a safe, respectful, and caring environment ? Observe and evaluate each individual student’s academic, social, and emotional growth, keeping appropriate records and preparing student evaluations ? Collect and analyze data that gives an entire picture for each student and will inform decisions that must be made regarding plans to ensure growth ? Establish and develop close relationships with families, including phone calls, conferences, and regular emails ? Fosters a classroom environment that welcomes students to become reflective learners who are able to advocate for their individual learning styles ? Collaborate with faculty to develop a theme studies curriculum and performance task for students based on the three themes each year.
? Three years of teaching experience preferred ? A commitment to progressive pedagogy ? A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement ? Experience teaching in the independent school setting ? A fundamental belief that all children can learn, grow, and succeed ? Experience in planning and implementing instructional materials for teaching primary level.
+ Experience using Language Arts and Math programming, such as Saxon math, Fountas & Pinnell reading workshop model, Lucy Calkins’ writing workshop model, Expeditionary Learning Curriculum and Words their Way primary spelling program is a plus.