As a member of the Lower School Division, classroom teachers are responsible for teaching students in their specified grade level. Specifically, the classroom teacher teaches reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies with a global perspective focus on one continent. Additionally, classroom teachers support the social, emotional and character development of each student in his/her class.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach our lower school curriculum to students in grade 4
Update and create curriculum in conjunction with grade level partner and lower school division goals
Create opportunities for students to understand themselves and others as both individuals and members of a larger community
Collaborate with your grade level partner to establish continuity with the curriculum and primary grade level experiences
Collaborate with the Specialist Teachers (science, technology, media center, art, music, Modern Language, and physical education) in order to establish meaningful connections for learning
Work with students on an individual basis outside of regularly scheduled class times (as needed)
Provide regular, weekly feedback (written and verbal) to students and parents
Prepare progress reports and conduct conferences for students and parents each semester
Attend faculty, divisional, department, and in-service meetings as scheduled
Support the mission of the school through teaching, advising, and participating as a member of the faculty
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise before school, recess, lunch, and dismissal activities
Provide support for and chaperone lower school functions (socials, dances, etc.)
Attend school related functions, when appropriate, in support of students
Attend professional development opportunities
Model life-long learning through personal and professional growth
Serve as an ambassador for the school at Open Houses and other admissions or public relations activities
Minimum of 2-5 years teaching experience is preferred
Demonstrated passion for working with children and an understanding of the developmental needs of the age group
Highly skilled teacher with effective pedagogical and classroom management techniques; include any experience with Responsive Classroom
Include any experience teaching EveryDay Mathematics and Fundations Program
Effective written and oral communicator
Commitment to the success of every student
Commitment to providing an equitable, inclusive learning and work environment
Proven collaborator and team member
Innovative and optimistic thinker
Life-long learner with a growth mindset
Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Interest, a Statement of Educational Philosophy, three References, and a Resume/CV via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Columbia Independent School
Columbia Independent School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 378 students in junior kindergarten through grade twelve, located in mid-Missouri near the University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Columbia College. Founded in 1998, CIS seeks to foster superior academic, artistic, athletic, and social growth for each of its students. Students come from a variety of socio-economic, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds from Columbia and the surrounding area, as well as foreign countries. Columbia Independent School is a member of National Association of Independent Schools, ISACS, National Association for College Admission Counseling, The College Board, Educational Records Bureau, and National Honor Society.
Columbia Independent School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.