The Miami Valley School is seeking a lower school teacher committed to developing critical and creative thinkers who collaborate and communicate effectively. This new faculty member will be joining a team that strives to represent the diversity of the MVS community by creating and implementing culturally inclusive and responsive curricula as well as demonstrating a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles.
The Lower School Classroom Teacher must be a passionate and skillful teacher, who is eager to invest his/her talents in our lower school program. They must establish a supportive and engaging environment for lower school students (grades K-5), work collaboratively with colleagues and parents, have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a desire to embrace immersion method into their teaching. In addition, this teacher will have completed coursework or possess teaching experience in specific subfields of elementary education (e.g.classroom/behavior management, social and emotional learning, child development, subject expertise etc.) related to his/her teaching responsibilities.
Reports to: Director of the Lower School
Demonstrate a commitment to culturally inclusive curricula and inclusive classroom practices
Demonstrate a lifelong appreciation for healthy and creative decision-making in their students
Build collaborative partnership with students, parents, and colleagues
Demonstrate an ability to develop rapport with students
Commit to lifelong learning through engagement in ongoing professional development
Teach a single grade classroom within grades 3-5
Lead/Co-lead 2 week Winter Mini Immersion
Develop and propose new units each year, including new Mini Immersions
Organize and Complete requests for class field trips and class purchase requests
Update Canvas, MVS’ Learning Management Software (LMS), and MyBackpack regularly to keep both students and families informed about student progress, performance, and news/happenings
Attend faculty meetings
Collaborate with the Heads of Department and Academic Team to develop a continuity of curriculum
Fulfill all other faculty responsibilities that may occur outside the school day, including writing progress reports and planning, attending school-related functions, which include but are not limited to: Parent Information Night (PIN), Parent-Teacher Conferences, Promotion Ceremonies, Graduation
Perform other duties as assigned.
Undergraduate or Master Degree in Education
Certificate in Elementary Education, preferred
Desire to work with lower school students in an experiential setting
The Miami Valley School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic testing, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
TThe Miami Valley School’s (MVS) mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, MVS has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. Here, faculty are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning.