This is a full-time, 10-month position. Lower School teachers maintain a learning environment that supports the Charlotte Preparatory School mission statement and uphold the four pillars of leadership - Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, and Courage.
This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and dedicated individual to be a significant contributor to an outstanding faculty. He or she will work with other teachers and staff as a contributing team member to present a cooperative and positive work environment.
Effective August 2021.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
To teach language arts, literacy, social studies, mathematics, and science to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by Charlotte Preparatory School
Instruct students in character development and in developing skills to prepare them as global citizens
Advance the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion through cultural competencies, daily classroom practices, professional collaboration with school stakeholders, and in support of strategic priorities of the school
Develop lesson plans and instructional materials to provide differentiated and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and aligned with the diversity and inclusion mission
Use a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc to facilitate higher-level thinking
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional and respectful learning atmosphere in the classroom
Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day such as recess, lunch, or traveling to specials
Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports and report cards
Administer group standardized tests, when applicable
Communicate with parents through conferences, phone calls, and e-mail to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program
Identify student needs and collaborate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems
Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, interest centers, and use of educational technology
Maintain professional competence through professional growth activities and collaboration.
Engage in professional growth opportunities, as suggested by school leaders and/or of personal interest, that support the strategic growth and success of the school
Participate cooperatively with the Lower School Head to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with guidelines
Maintain and modify pacing schedules as part of the curriculum mapping
Participate in grade level, divisional, and full faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees
Attend divisional and school-wide required events (i.e. open houses, curriculum night)
Dress professionally as outlined in the faculty handbook
Present a positive image of Charlotte Preparatory School to the outside community, including social networking sites
Other duties as assigned by Head of Lower School or Head of School
Directly reports to the Head of Lower School
Abachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required, and a master's degree in education is preferred
A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in a lower school and independent school is strongly preferred
A valid teaching certificate is preferred
Team orientation – able to work effectively with all members of the school, including the administrative team, other faculty members, parents, and students
Strong communication and organizational skills with high levels of attention to detail
Positive, enthusiastic, flexible, and warm personality
Strong work ethic, proactive, and success-oriented
Growth-oriented, innate sense of creativity, and innovative in approach to teaching, learning, and collaborating with faculty
Charlotte Preparatory School is Charlotte, North Carolina's leading independent TK-8 school. The entire school, from its Montessori Early School to its Middle School leadership program, is built upon three guiding principles: Charlotte Prep is research-based, it is student-centered, and it is carefully designed for student success.
For an in-depth look at this dynamic school, visit the Charlotte Prep website at www.charlotteprep.org.
"Charlotte Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected classification applicable to Charlotte Preparatory School in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs."