Middle School teacher who seeks to share love of learning with students. Demonstrate hard work, energy and be a kid advocate. Need excellent organizational and relationship building skills, receptive to guiding students with learning differences. Enjoy students with learning differences and the independent day school environment and demonstrate integrity and sound judgment in everything you do.
Foster a culture of high expectations and patience to allow every student to achieve positive results in a supportive learning environment
Develop and implement age-appropriate, well-rounded lessons that align with School standards and support the social, emotional, intellectual needs of each child
Provide instruction in the areas of math, reading, social studies, science suitable to the developmental age and subject matter of students in this age group
Coordinate timely and ongoing communication and feedback to parents
Create a learning environment that promotes character, respect, and empathy
Demonstrate a commitment to training and professional development to remain current with educational standards, emerging technology, classroom resources, and pedagogy
Actively participate in faculty meetings, in-service programs, and training workshops
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required
Proficiency in subject matter
Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of students in this age group
Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct lessons and instruction
Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment
Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt
A team player with a positive, results-oriented attitude.
Ability to create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
The Vanguard School is a private, non-profit, co-educational, boarding and day school for students in grades 6-12 who experience learning disabilities. These disabilities include dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD, and high-functioning autism. For over 50 years Vanguard has provided an individualized education to these students in small classroom settings that average 6-10 students per class. Vanguard also provides a full range of activities and sports and aspires that all students will go on to higher education and independent education. Vanguard School is located on a beautiful 77 acre campus in sunny Central Florida between vibrant cities Orlando and Tampa.