Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year Cape Henry Collegiate, a leading independent, coeducational day school in Virginia Beach, VA is seeking an innovative and experienced elementary school teacher in the Upper Elementary for its thriving Lower School. Students are used to working in a very creative and vibrant environment and are fully engaged by teachers who know their students extremely well and plan activities accordingly.
Position Duties include, but are not limited to:
Organizing classroom instruction into whole group, small group and one-on-one instruction
Differentiating to meet a variety of needs and encouraging each child to reach his or her potential
Using a wide variety of print and digital resources to teach across disciplines
Incorporating the use of a robust hands-on math curriculum (Math in Focus) and having the ability to reinforce, remediate, or extend students beyond the confines of the curriculum
Being technologically proficient and able to use a variety of applications and tools to enhance students’ educational experience and learning outcomes
Having an awareness of 21st Century global competencies and knowledge of how to weave those competencies through the curriculum
Delivering new curriculum remotely, if necessary, through live instruction using digital platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom
Recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion as tenets of our school mission statement and strategic plan, and desiring to be purposeful in planning curriculum which values and supports those tenets
Ensuring supervision and safety of children at all times of the day including arrival, recess, lunchtime, and dismissal
Assisting students with social/emotional learning support and guiding them to make good decisions with emphasis on treating all students with dignity and respect
Planning and preparing materials for lessons and ensuring classroom spaces are safe, positive, attractive, and clean environments conducive to learning
Maintaining professional relationships with all members of the school community
Having excellent written and oral communication skills for frequent and high-level communication with families and other members of the school community
Bringing an innovative spirit and having the vision and ability to enthusiastically drive a team, to plan creative and resourceful lessons, and to bring exciting new initiatives to the grade level are all highly desirable qualities.
In addition, we seek a teacher who is dependable, adaptable and flexible in order to meet the needs of all students in the class. He/she should be an excellent collaborator who can take initiative and generate ideas in support of curricular and pastoral areas. The right candidate is encouraged to join in all aspects of our lively, engaging, and rewarding school community life.
Education and Experience A minimum of three years teaching experience is preferred. BA/BS from an accredited college or university required, Masters Degree preferred.
The School's mission is to know, value, and challenge each student. We commit to building a diverse and inclusive community. We seek to graduate independent thinkers and globally aware citizens.
Cape Henry Collegiate is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.
About Cape Henry Collegiate
Cape Henry Collegiate is a coeducational independent day school with an enrollment of over 950 located on a 30-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The School is noted for its meaningful honor code, strong academics, competitive athletic programs, commitment to the visual and performing arts, global education, and caring environment.