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 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.
Responsibilities for Early Learning Faculty
Care for and develop a stimulating environment
Co-construct curricular program
Supervise and guide child interactions as assigned by the Division Head
Regularly communicate with families about student progress
Facilitate after school activities
Participate in all required meetings
Perform other supervisory duties as required of all Lower School teachers: lunch, recess, chapel, and morning/afternoon supervision.
Skills and Requirements
Bachelor’s degree (Early Childhood, Child Development, or Elementary Education preferred)
Classroom teaching experience (preferred)
Possess a sound understanding of the developmental stages of preschool and Pre-Kindergarten 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 literacy development, benchmarking, phonics, and early number sense instruction
Understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach (preferred)
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all constituents
Demonstrated professional behavior including discretion, judgment, and integrity
Ability and willingness to encourage student discovery and autonomy of thought
The candidate should be organized and able to manage a series of student information platforms and systems, including: BlackBaud, Seesaw, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.