Supervisor: Assistant Head of Faculty Development and Student Growth
FLSA: Exempt (Salaried)
General Job Description:
St. Anne’s Episcopal School, a preschool through 8th-grade co-educational day school situated on a beautiful, 125 acre, rural campus in Middletown, Delaware seeks a spirited, creative, and experienced educator who has a strong background in elementary education and a passion for encouraging creativity, fostering academic, social-emotional and spiritual growth. St Anne’s seeks a candidate whose philosophy aligns with our mission of creating an environment where children are known, loved, challenged, and inspired for the future. This position would begin immediately.
Ideal candidates should possess the following credentials and qualities:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education from an accredited college
A minimum of three years of experience as a lead teacher
Fundamental understanding of the social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive development of lower school students
Ability to effectively differentiate a rich and varied curriculum based on best practices and current research
Commitment to teaching outdoors and to outdoor education
Embrace our Episcopal Identity as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion
Commitment to innovation and working collaboratively with colleagues
Strong background in teaching critical literacy skills such as phonemic awareness, phonological development, oral reading fluency, and reading comprehension.
An understanding of foundational mathematical instruction that focuses on developing number sense, deeper conceptual understanding and problem solving, experience teaching Singapore Math is a plus
Ability to use a variety of instructional strategies to facilitate higher level thinking and maximize student engagement
Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
The ability to reflect on one’s own teaching to adapt lessons to meet different abilities and interests
Experience establishing and maintaining standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional, positive, and respectful learning atmosphere in the classroom
Commitment to communicate respectfully, clearly and honestly in verbal, electronic and written form with parents, administrators, and colleagues regarding curricular outcomes and individual student’s needs.
A positive, enthusiastic, flexible and warm personality with a passion for creating a love of learning in all students
A desire to stay current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies and techniques through further education, reading, workshops, conferences, etc.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree a plus
Candidates will embrace the school’s mission as well as educational and discipline philosophies; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered
Candidates will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community
Candidates will have strong organizational and effective time-management skills
St. Anne’s is committed to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community. Employees must be willing learners and participants in supporting this work
Physical Requirements:Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, stand, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as with others. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner. Must be able to lift 25lbs.
About St. Anne's Episcopal School
St. Anne’s Episcopal School, a coeducational, Preschool - grade 8 day school serving 253 students, was founded in 2002 with the support of St. Andrew’s School and the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. Located on 125 acres just 30 minutes south of Wilmington and 50 minutes from the Philadelphia Airport, St. Anne's is situated in a growth community (Middletown) and has drawn students from 3 states and 12 counties.
The St. Anne’s Episcopal School mission states that we "prepare students for secondary education and lifelong learning. We strive to enhance the intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, and artistic growth of our students so that they may realize their potential for good as citizens of local and world communities." Our life together centers around a commitment to academic excellence, respect for one another, responsibility for ourselves and our community, and compassion for others. The school embraces diversity in all facets of our life together. We work to teach good stewardship of our campus and our environment. The spiritual growth of members of our community is nurtured through daily devotions, weekly chapels and religion classes at all grades. Our strategic vision s...peaks of our school as a place where children are known, loved, challenged, and inspired for the future.