Working closely with colleagues in the Lower School, the First Grade Teacher will teach language arts, mathematics, and social studies to a self-contained class of up to 18 students to promote high levels of learning in an engaging and effective manner using a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience as an early childhood educator in a culturally responsive classroom environment with high expectations for student performance.
A bachelor’s degree in primary education or a related field is required; advanced degree preferred
Proven ability to differentiate reading and math instruction to reach all levels of learners, including learning centers and experiential learning activities.
Ability to integrate technology into the curriculum through the use of ActivBoard hardware, Smart Board software, and other relevant platforms.
Experience and collaborative spirit in developing ideas and teaching strategies with a grade-level team and other members of the Lower School, including Fine Arts, World Language, Library, Technology, Physical Education, and Science.
Experience teaching with leveled reading materials, Everyday Mathematics (preferred), and standards-based thematic units
Current knowledge of children’s literature and formal/informal assessment strategies, is preferred.
Experience consulting with parents of high-achieving students and demonstrated ability to communicate student progress in academic and social-emotional domains, both in direct conversation and in writing
Proven positive working relationships with colleagues, students, and families
Proven organization skills & excellent communication skills both written and verbal
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS REQUIRED:
Participate in co- and extra-curricular activities as necessary
Support the school, its mission, and its leadership
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
About Louisville Collegiate School
Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12 independent day school located in the heart of historic Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky.