Maui Preparatory Academy is searching for an experienced, enthusiastic, and creative Lower School Teacher (2nd Grade) for the 2021-2022 school year. Maui Preparatory is seeking candidates who demonstrate a growth mindset and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates who are organized, patient, flexible, warm, energetic and engaging are likely to be successful team members at Maui Prep.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Sets learning goals which are integrated within a child-centered curriculum for each child, develops appropriate challenging curriculum to meet the needs of the students, and provides a variety of ongoing assessments. Also rises up to the challenges and does not highlight weaknesses (Leader)
Familiarity with Houghton Mifflin a plus
Uses data to inform and guide instruction and knowledge of authentic assessment practices
Understands child development, latest education theories and practices and current trends in education and professional development.
Knows how to differentiate instruction for students
Displays a warm and nurturing character that supports the applicant’s ability to connect with young children and their families, is a team player and connects with all faculty and staff.
Shows dedication to social, emotional and character development of each child
Listens to children, reflects and documents children's processes and their work
Communicates effectively with parents and establishes a team approach with the child’s family
Has experience using engaging and innovative teaching practices in a variety of subjects: reading, mathematics, science, social studies and writing
Understands the environment the applicant creates is an important teaching tool
Possesses experience with Responsive Classroom approach (preferred)
Integrates technology into the curriculum in a meaningful way
Works well in a teaching team; displays a positive attitude and eagerness to work collaboratively with part-time teachers, peers and colleagues in developing curriculum and planning for instruction
Shows a desire to respond to and initiate the solving of problems through clear and open conversation
Accepts feedback openly and comfortable taking risks
Displays interest in pursuing professional development opportunities and dedicated to lifelong learning and possessing a growth mindset
Lesson planning is essential to clearly articulate and carry out the curriculum
Applies rigor to our College Prep environment
2+ years of teaching experience
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education required; Master’s Degree preferred
Proficiency in the use of the iPads, touchscreen boards, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Applications and Google Drive
A sense of integrity, ethics and ability to carry out responsibilities in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience working in a teaching team; positive attitude and eager to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues in developing curriculum and planning for instruction
A desire to respond to and initiate the solving of problems through clear and open conversation
Open to feedback and able to take risks
Highly interested in pursuing professional development opportunities and dedicated to lifelong learning and possessing a growth mindset
About Maui Preparatory Academy
SCHOOL GOALS AND PURPOSES
The Maui Preparatory Academy program serves the needs, interests, and abilities of children in grades Preschool–12 whose educational goals include college-level academic work. The program is designed for students who seek a challenging learning environment with behavioral expectations at the same challenging level. The school provides a structured transition through the period of physical, emotional, and intellectual development between childhood and adolescence.
Maui Prep’s program serves the dual role of preparation for the immediate and well-defined future of the next grade and the largely unknown years to come. We attempt to include in our offerings experiences that help individuals accept changes in themselves and others. As a result, academic development and personal development go hand-in-hand as equal partners.