This individual is responsible for maintaining a homeroom of 16 students and teaching fourth grade students at an independent extended day (7:45 am - 4:15 pm), extended year school in Richmond, Virginia. This is a full-time position, effective August 2. St. Andrew’s School is an equal opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Teaching fourth grade subjects in the core areas of English language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Support students’ social-emotional development through collaborative guidance lessons and implementation of the Responsive Classroom framework.
Communicating regularly, formally and informally, with families and colleagues about student growth and performance
Supporting school-wide events before, during, and after the school day.
Essential Job Functions
Design rigorous, relevant and responsive lessons, based on formal and informal assessment data and grade-level essential learnings.
Utilize Responsive Classroom and resilience-based frameworks to develop a respectful classroom community.
Develop and maintain resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community.
Extensive experience working with elementary grade children, preferably in primary grades.
Personal traits for nurturing the growth of children and working cooperatively with adults.
A passion and joy for working with young people; flexibility; patience and enthusiasm for learning.
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks is required.
Going up and down stairs multiple times a day (basement through third floor).
Ability to supervise outdoor activities, such as recess etc.
Generally Applicable School Competencies
Excellent communication skills with attention to detail.
Punctuality and dependability.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the School Employee Handbook.
Maintain productive relationships with other School staff, working closely with other Department Heads where applicable.
Leadership/Integrity – Effectively communicates the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments.
Mission Driven/Team player – Understands the big picture and manages position’s areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s agenda.
Interpersonal Skills – Relates to employees, faculty and other staff members in a cooperative manner that helps others to achieve their best.
Productivity / Organizing/ Planning – Meets deadlines; demonstrates effective use of time; and handles multiple assignments simultaneously.
Willingness to Acknowledge areas for Growth – Understands need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback.
Additional Salary Information: Generous benefits package, including paid health and dental insurance, paid time off, family leave, staff lunches.
About St. Andrews School
At St. Andrew’s School we believe every child deserves an education that equips them to thrive.
In 1894, founder Grace Arents was confident in her belief that a solid education was essential in preparing children to build successful lives as adults. More than 120 years later the school continues to be guided by that founding principle, educating children academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually through a progressive, whole-child approach.
Rooted in today’s best practices, our student-centered academic program is designed to develop passionate, lifelong learners. Children learn more deeply when they make their own connections through hands-on experiences and student-led questioning; this is the cornerstone of our model.