St. Johns Country Day School, an independent college preparatory school, is seeking an experienced educator to fill the role of full-time Grade 5 teacher. Qualified applicants will value strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
Under the Head of Lower School’s direction, the teacher is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth, and development of all students in their care. The teacher plans, organizes, and implements an appropriate instructional program and encourages students to take the initiative and fulfill their academic potential. The teacher is responsible for assuring compliance with all St. Johns standards and policy.
The teacher is expected to perform the following duties professionally and in a timely manner. The following list is not all-encompassing.
Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
Develops schemes of work, lesson plans, and assessments that are in accordance with established procedures.
Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
Maintain discipline following the rules and disciplinary policy of the School.
Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use the information to adjust teaching strategies.
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by Policy and School standards.
Prepare required reports on students and activities.
Participate in department, school, district, and parent meetings.
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Effectively supervise students in a variety of school settings.
Be a consistent, encouraging communicator with students and parents.
Be a reflective practitioner.
Be a positive role model and a team player.
Complete all reasonable requests made by the Head of Lower School.
Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Elementary Education (Candidates with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education will be given priority).
3-5 years’ teaching experience.
Display strong communication skills (written and oral).
Possess strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to make appropriate decisions in an active environment.
Open and able to take and give direction and work as part of a team.
Enjoy being and working with young children.
Demonstrate innovative, enthusiastic, and energetic behaviors.
Additional Salary Information: The position is for the academic year starting in August 2021. A salary commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and qualifications is paid to employees annually. Full time employees are eligible for our benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, tuition remission, professional development/education funds and the ability to participate in the school’s 403(b) retirement program
About St. Johns Country Day School
What sets St. Johns apart? Many things, certainly, but above all, it's our family atmosphere and future-facing curriculum that prepares students not just for college, but for life. We hear it again and again from our graduates-- when they got to college they not only "survived," they thrived. They had the skills they needed to excel in their coursework, understood self-leadership and motivation, and managed campus life with aplomb.