Job Title: Lower School First Grade Teacher FLSA Classification: Exempt Responsible to: Head of Lower School Last Modified: March 2021
Position Summary: The Haverford School is seeking a first grade teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities ? Establish and communicate to students well-defined objectives for each lesson, including related projects and activities ? Employ teaching methods to deliver the School’s instructional program which considers the individual needs, interests, abilities, and maturity levels of the students ? Establish and communicate to students well-defined objectives for each lesson, including related projects and activities ? Provide a structured, supportive, encouraging, and creative classroom environment ? Monitor carpool, lunch, recess and playground, as assigned ? Perform all other duties, tasks, and assignments as directed by the Head of Lower School
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications ? Bachelor's Degree ? Early childhood/elementary skills and experience ? Ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons ? Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues and parents ? Enthusiastic interest in teaching, motivating,and mentoring lower school students ? A role model for students ? Willingness to collaborate with peers ? Has engaged in professional development on the science of reading, visible learning, and diversity/equity/inclusion. ? An ability to facilitate instruction virtually, if necessary. ? Has experience designing and implementing a diverse curriculum that promotes equity and inclusivity.
Desired Qualifications ? Familiarity with current research on the education of and learning styles of boys ? Pennsylvania Level I or II certification ? Aptitude in teaching children with varying abilities and learning styles ? Experience teaching literacy aligned with the science of reading and writing and math aligned with principles of spaced learning and visible learning. ? Familiarity with Canvas, structured literacy program, and a deep understanding of the fluency of skills and application of mathematics. Required Physical Characteristics ? Works in an environment with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts ? May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time ? Be able to occasionally lift up to 15 lbs. ? Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment ? Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
About The Haverford School
THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL IS A VIBRANT, PRIVATE DAY SCHOOL FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN-12 BOYS. OUR CAMPUS IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF PHILADELPHIA'S HISTORIC MAIN LINE. AT THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL, BOYS ARE TALENTED SCHOLARS, ARTISTS, AND ATHLETES – AND SO MUCH MORE. OUR EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATORS CHALLENGE AND INSPIRE EVERY STUDENT, WHILE OUR BEST-FOR-BOYS PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES EMPOWER STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.