Position overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent PS-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced, creative, and energetic educator to join our team as Lower School Homeroom Teacher.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead a homeroom classroom of approximately 14 students;
Instruct students in literacy (reading and writing), social studies, science, and math utilizing experiential, collaborative units of inquiry;
Knowledgeable in the instructional application of the following resources through thematic, collaborative, and integrated learning units:
Words Their Way spelling, writer’s workshop and 6+1 Traits of Writing models, and Bridges math program
Implement effective classroom management procedures aligned with the PCDS “Strive for Five” values to create a classroom environment that promotes learning, nurtures age-appropriate development of social-emotional skills, and establishes a welcoming, collaborative classroom culture, consistent with our school’s mission;
Use technology tools and resources (Smartboard, iPads, Laptops, Google Apps, online resources, school-specific software) to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction;
Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events. Responsibilities also include recess, lunch, and morning care duties as assigned;
Communicate regularly with families and complete a weekly newsletter. Return phone calls/emails in a timely manner, and conference frequently with parents regarding student progress;
Utilize the Park City Day School Learning Management System (MyPCDS) to track and communicate student progress and communicate classroom information via the online portal;
Responsible for submitting final grades and writing a narrative comment about student performance;
Adhere to Park City Day School policies and procedures as a professional educator.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Evidence of strong curricular integration and collaboration;
Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning;
Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age level taught;
Demonstrated ability to develop and create materials for instruction when appropriate;
Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction;
Willingness to adapt to and utilize existing school curriculum and resources;
Demonstrated experience with technology use and application in a classroom setting;
A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred
Coursework with an emphasis in education strongly preferred
A minimum of three years teaching experience is strongly preferred
Application Process: Candidates will submit the following in one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful candidates who may receive additional consideration will be contacted for an initial interview before a potential visit to the school.
A current resume showing all relevant employment;
A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
A list of references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.
About Park City Day School
An independent, non-sectarian, non-profit coeducational school, Park City Day School enrolls approximately 150 students in Preschool (3 year olds) through 8th grade.
A full member of NAIS (The National Association of Independent Schools) and grounded in NAIS best practices, Park City Day School is accredited by NWAIS (The Northwest Association of Independent Schools) and by AdvancED.