McDonogh School is seeking an energetic, creative, and caring kindergarten lead teacher for August, 2021.
Create a classroom atmosphere that promotes joyful learning and an inclusive, welcoming, purposeful school tone and culture. Training in the Responsive Classroom approach is an advantage
Instruct students in literacy and math skills using the Reading and Writing Workshop models and Into Math program. Experience teaching phonemic awareness and phonics. Additional content areas include social studies and social-emotional learning
Express a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh community
Work well with and appropriately mentor an associate teacher in the early years of his/her career
Actively participate in professional development in order to remain current with best practices in early childhood education
Use technology (Smartboard, Elmo, i-Pads) effectively to enhance and extend instruction
Communicate regularly and effectively with parents in proactive and professional ways through a classroom website, e-mail, phone calls, in-person conversations, bi-annual progress reports, etc.
Demonstrate professional standards of presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
Perform non-teaching duties in order to support and assist students throughout the day
Collect and assess up-to-date evidence of student learning which demonstrates progress (work samples, writing samples, reading benchmarks, math assessments, etc.) to be shared with parents and colleagues
A minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching in an early childhood school setting. Bachelors degree is required. Formal training and qualifications in early-childhood education. Masters preferred.
Exemplary interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a highly motivated and dedicated team
Exemplary written and oral communication skills
Experience successfully working within a culturally diverse student body, faculty, and community
Knowledge and experience of educational research on best practices in early childhood education
About McDonogh School
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,370 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
McDonogh School strives to employ a faculty, administration, and staff exhibiting sound ethical standards and character traits such as moral courage and self-reliance, intellectual confidence ...and curiosity with a love of learning, and the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in a wide scope of educational, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
Members of the McDonogh community strive to have the highest of moral principles, and to exhibit cooperativeness, loyalty, open-mindedness, and sensitivity, as well as attention to physical, mental, and emotional health, growth, and well-being of self and others.