Overview Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, an ES-12 Episcopal School educates the whole child by supporting the academic, social, physical, and spiritual growth of each student. SSSAS is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to its mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service-learning. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We are in pursuit of candidates who share this commitment. We are seeking a dynamic educator to assume the position of Co-Teacher in our Early Saints program for three-year-old students beginning in late August 2021.
The Teacher will assume responsibility for instruction in language arts, social studies, and mathematics, and ultimate responsibility for student assessment and parent communication. Candidates should be flexible, patient, nurturing, and collaborative. The successful candidate will possess facility and capacity with teaching whole group, small group, and individual instruction in phonics, early literacy, and mathematical exploration and problem-solving. The ideal candidate will also have experience with technology integration, movement activities, and the Responsive Classroom and the Reggio Emilia approach.
All members of the faculty instill our school's mission by helping their students to become responsible, honest, compassionate, respectful citizens. The successful candidate will be required to exercise professional judgment and responsibility in keeping with the expectations of the School's faculty.
Provide a safe and stimulating environment that facilitates learning.
Maintain a palpably strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment through equitable and inclusive teaching practices, curricula, and programming.
Commit to elevating our community's understanding of race and prioritizing our work towards racial justice.
Develop, plan, and implement the curriculum through daily lessons in early literacy and mathematics.
Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs.
Ensure all students are appropriately engaged and challenged.
Actively supervise students inside and outside of the classroom, including outdoor play and exploration.
Design purposeful play opportunities to stimulate children's natural curiosity, reinforce curricular ideas, and promote social-emotional learning.
Initiate and maintain timely communication regarding student progress, events, and activities, and home-school connections with parents through online newsletters and email.
Respond promptly to communication from colleagues and parents.
Maintain a portfolio of each student's academic and social and emotional growth.
Report student progress to parents through portfolios and conferences.
Collaborate with fellow Co-Teacher and other Lower School early childhood homeroom and specials teachers to enhance teaching and learning.
Partner with key SSSAS Administrators to ensure compliance with Virginia State Department of Education licensing requirements including employee and student documentation.
Order necessary materials within the parameters of the program budget.
Initiate and maintain timely communication regarding student progress, events and activities, and home-school connections with parents.
Attend and participate in meetings of all committees joined.
Attend and participate in Lower School faculty meetings.
The School accepts candidates with the following minimal qualifications:
(1) Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or another relevant field; advanced degrees are strongly encouraged; state certification is not required.
(2) A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment.
(3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
(4) At least three years experience working in an early childhood setting.
(5) Strong references who confirm the applicant's ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
Candidates interested in this position should apply on our website, www.sssas.org/employment.
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Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named the No.1 Midsize Workplace in the D.C. area by The Washington Post, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 28 percent students of color, and 22 percent of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.