For the 2021-22 school year, Carolina Day School is seeking an experienced, energetic, and dynamic Grade 5 (Math) lead teacher for our Lower School division. Responsibilities outside the classroom include recess, lunch, and carpool duty, serving on school committees, planning and supervising grade-level and division-level special events, and the opportunity to coach a team or teach an after-school class. Candidates should be well-versed in Inquiry-Based Learning pedagogy, innovative program design, and diverse learning styles and profiles.
Our ideal candidate will:
Instruct students in the areas of math, science, and social studies with a strong emphasis on collaborating with a grade-level teaching partner and the co-curricular teaching team
Experience with teaching the program “Math In Focus” is preferred
Experience with the Orton-Gillingham/Multisensory math method of instruction is preferred but not required
Partner with another lead teacher in the grade
Facilitate student learning in a supportive classroom environment that promotes and models creative and innovative thinking
Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems
Understand various learning styles and academic needs and differentiate instruction accordingly
Provide extra help to students as needed
Engage in professional development
Teaching experience in an independent school is preferred, but not required
Master’s degree preferred, but not required
Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings, and other professional activities.
Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in the school including Parent Meetings, student clubs, and after-school activities.
Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays and activity/learning centers.
Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal, Assistant Principal, or another appropriate administrator.
Coaching at least one season of a sport working closely with the CDS Athletic Department is an option for the right candidate
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, in education or a related field.
Prefer independent school experience.
Must possess the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public.
Americans with Disability Specifications:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
About Carolina Day School
Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre K-12, secular, college preparatory school. We enroll approximately 630 students across four divisions: Lower School, Key School, Middle School, and Upper School.