The second grade homeroom teacher will work under the general administrative supervision of the Head of Lower School and will function as a fully involved member of Lower School team (grades K – 5 and Special Subjects) teaching professionals.
The incumbent will develop, plan and teach mathematics, language arts, and social studies. The incumbent will coordinate and administer effective and appropriate assessments of students’ learning and prepare reports of same.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Using approved curricular materials and methods consistent with Applewild’s philosophy and ethos, the faculty member plans and teaches language arts, mathematics, and social studies
Develops new curricula to better meet the needs of students
Uses, understands, updates, and analyses the curriculum map to assess the effectiveness of curriculum materials and methods for excellence at the grade level and for consistency and continuity throughout each department and division
Develops, plans and teaches study skills
Assesses and reports on student progress by actively communicating with students’ families using email, telephone, notes, checklists, grades, comments and parent conferences
Communicates effectively and sensitively with families
Communicates effectively and collaboratively with fellow faculty and administration on student progress and concerns
Attends and participates in faculty meetings and other school committee responsibilities
Creates a welcoming, supportive, nurturing classroom by teaching an excellent affective curriculum using approved materials. Currently, Applewild faculty members in grades K-6 use the Responsive Classroom curriculum for these purposes.
Non-teaching responsibilities as part of the Lower School team which may include, but are not limited to:
Lunch table supervision
Morning Greeter supervision
Morning Multi-Purpose Room supervision
Afternoon Bus line supervision
Afternoon Car Pool supervision
REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education
3+ years of teaching experience
Demonstrated respect for children and different learning styles
Well defined philosophy of education
Demonstrated skill in developing curricula and balancing published materials with individually, personally created curricula
Demonstrated familiarity with current “best practices” in education
Willingness to be trained in and apply the acquired skills of Responsive Classroom and the Gesell Developmental Examination
Demonstrated skills in working effectively and collaboratively as a team player
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
Equivalent combination of education, training and experience
PREFERRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related discipline
Training in Responsive Classroom
This position demands energy, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor.