Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of GRADE ONE HEAD TEACHER to inspire and guide the learning of Grade One students in all core subjects, including social-emotional learning. The successful candidate will possess excellent content knowledge; a passion for teaching and learning; creativity and a thirst for innovation; enthusiasm for working with students, families, and colleagues; a growth mindset; and a sense of humor. She or he will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversation and experiences with students and colleagues; write well; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Collaborate with grade-level partners to teach core subjects.
Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
Regularly update curriculum to reflect school priorities; the school’s values of diversity, equity, and social justice; and 21st century skills.
Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly.
Share student skills development with families through well-crafted reports and thoughtful parent-teacher conferences.
Maintain strong communication with families and all relevant stakeholders through appropriate records/documentation, notes and emails, and in-person discussions.
Actively participate in a positive school culture through shared duties, faculty meeting discussions, special events, committees, club leadership, and professional development
Mentor associate teacher to utilize a wide array of instructional strategies, develop student-centered learning units, and become an integral member of a professional learning community.
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).
How to Apply: Interested applicants should go to https://polyprep.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0uz8s?source=NAIS to submit their cover letter, resume, and evidence of qualifications to Francis Yasharian, Head of Lower School.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Elementary education, or related field required; Master’s preferred.
Experience: 3 years of teaching elementary-aged students. Familiarity with Google Classroom and other Google Suite products preferred.
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854