St. Michael's School, a vibrant K-8 independent school, is looking for a versatile educator who will teach technology in grades K-5. This is a part-time position with the potential to be connected to another position at the School resulting in full-time designation. We are seeking individuals from independent, public, private, or charter schools with prior experience in and a passion for teaching lower school students. A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; however, a master’s degree and/or coursework in technology integration is preferred.
It is expected that a successful candidate will:
? Support the school’s educational mission by challenging, engaging, and nurturing students
? Demonstrate an understanding of student-centered, interdisciplinary, and differentiated learning
? Create lessons and projects that are inclusive of a diverse and multicultural world
? Teach a vertically integrated K-4 technology curriculum
? Review and update Lower School technology curriculum
? Support lower school classroom teachers with technology integration and technical support
? Perform additional duties and participate in the life of the school
? Communicate effectively, both with students, parents, and colleagues
? Knowledge of or willingness to learn Commonsense Schools media practices and curriculum
? Appreciation for and desire to work with K-5 students
? An authentic love of helping students excel in their learning
? Knowledge of the essential role social-emotional literacy plays in the workplace and interest in application of SEL within the educational setting
? Knowledge of identity-safe and anti-bias educational practices
? Ability to create an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
? Ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies
? Willingness to be a team player, show initiative, and take on leadership roles as needed
? A passionate commitment to creating an innovative, joyful environment for students
? Bachelor of Arts or Science degree
? Advanced degree and/or professional coursework or certification, indicating training applicable to the responsibilities of the position is a plus.
In addition to required qualifications, desirable additional skills include:
? Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
? Excellent interpersonal skills
? Organizational skills and the ability to multitask
? Understanding of differentiated learning techniques
? A nuanced understanding of DEI/social justice knowledge from a personal or programmatic perspective
? Willingness to be flexible, given the uncertain times in which we are living
In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
? Strong collaboration skills
? Willingness to model the values of the School as described in both the employee and family handbook
? An interest in and openness to professional growth and development
? Commitment to diversity and inclusion
? A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
To apply, candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and educational philosophy.
St. Michael’s Episcopal School provides children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops the Christian values of kindness, respect, acceptance, integrity, responsibility, resilience, and compassion. The K-8 co-educational community is small enough (390 students and 50 faculty-staff) for everyone to know one another, and large enough to provide rich curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Its student-teacher ratio is 11:1, and average class size 18 to 19 students. The School is located on a stunning 70-acre campus. Students hail from 30 different zip codes. Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving its mission and thus considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
About St. Michael's Episcopal School
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As the premier independent school for kindergarten through eighth grades in Richmond, Virginia, we offer superior academic instruction in a learning envirnoment that is small and nurturing and that acknowledges and develops Christian values. Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in performing arts, sports, clubs and robotics. We are proud of our students and the unique community that exists at St. Michael’s. We are equally proud of our graduates who are consistently praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their superior academic achievement, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for learning.