Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, a day and boarding school of 600 PK-12 students in the mountains of northeast Georgia, is seeking a Lower School Strings teacher for a full-time, exempt (10 months) position beginning in August 2021. This position reports to the Head of Lower School. The applicant should have teaching experience, preferably in the independent school setting, and have Suzuki training.
Responsibilities for Lower School Strings Faculty
Teach Suzuki violin and cello to students as assigned by the division head.
Create and execute a student showcase for Christmas and the end of the year.
Facilitate one season of after school activities.
Serve on a dorm team if living on campus.
Participate in all required meetings.
Perform other supervisory duties as required of all Lower School teachers: lunch, recess, chapel, and morning/afternoon supervision.
Communicate with families about student progress.
Skills and Requirements
Classroom teaching experience (preferred).
Suzuki training (preferred).
Ability to accompany on the piano (preferred).
Possess a sound understanding of the developmental stages of lower school students.
Ability and willingness to facilitate differentiated, student-centered best practices.
Willingness to collaborate with a variety of specialized providers on the student support team.
Possess an understanding of classroom management techniques and best practices with young children.
The candidate should be organized and able to manage a series of student information platforms and systems, including: Blackbaud, Gmail, and Google environment.
Equal access to employment, programs and services is available to all. With respect to its employment practices, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation or identity. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing their qualifications for this role and a resume to Renee Rogers, Head of Lower School, at email@example.com
About Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Founded in 1903, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for grades Pre-K – 12. More than 70% of the student body receives scholarships or financial assistance. Every member of the Class of 2020 was accepted into college and many earned merit scholarships. Our campus lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachians, just north of Clayton, Georgia and 90 miles north of Atlanta. Most faculty and staff reside in campus housing. Comprising 630 students from sixteen states and 56 countries, Rabun Gap is a global village that seeks to develop the whole child according to its motto: "Work, Study, Worship."
Rabun Gap offers a dynamic educational program that both challenges and nurtures each student. We encourage natural curiosity, and, by holistic teaching, demonstrate that discovery and learning are lifelong pursuits. We believe a student’s education is far broader and richer than what is learned in the classroom; however, the formal aspects of the classroom compose the core from which a student’s education develops.