Independent, Day School for JK – Grade 8 (www.stlukeschool.org)
An independent, coeducational Episcopal day school in the West Village (New York, NY), St. Luke’s School offers a balanced and challenging Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 curriculum that serves students of all faiths and spiritual practices. Small by intent and design, St. Luke’s size promotes openness, accessibility, and collaboration. St. Luke’s students and faculty come from a variety of backgrounds - we value, seek and encourage an enriching and diverse community.
ABOUT THE JOB
FSLA Status:Full-time, Exempt
Reports To:Assistant Head of Lower School
Start Date: August 29, 2022
Benefits (include but not limited to): Paid Time Off, Professional Development, Health Insurance, Retirement, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Lunch Program
Associate Teacher Expectations
Teach at least one unit of study.
Lead math and reading groups.
Collaborate with specialist teachers in developing integrated units of study. May be required to assist in classes such as library, dance, music, etc.
Write a weekly newsletter to be distributed each Friday.
Meet regularly with the Lead Teacher and the grade level team to discuss professional goals, expectations, and curriculum/teaching assignments. Meeting schedules are determined in collaboration with the Lead Teacher.
Meet regularly with the Assistant Lower School Head and other Associates. Meeting schedules are determined by the Assistant Lower School Head.
Teaching Staff Expectations & Essential Functions
Demonstrate an understanding of student centered, interdisciplinary and differentiated learning. Demonstrate skill in working with students of different learning profiles and students with diverse identities. .
Prepare and implement differentiation for students of various learning abilities. Provide extra support and enrichment as needed, including meeting with students before and after school.
Have familiarity implementing a variety of assessment practices.
Knowledge and understanding of child development, and a variety of educational philosophies and practices.
Observe and assess students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
Ability to use a variety of assessments to evaluate and support a child and communicate effectively with other staff and parents.
Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of anti-bias and anti-racist education and social justice. Have a grounding in equity, inclusion, and diversity practices.
Knowledge and record of successful implementation of inquiry-based and experiential pedagogy. Fluent in culturally responsive approaches to teaching and learning.
Collaborate and plan in teaching teams (grade level & subject level) to design curriculum, assessments and teaching methods including collaborating and meeting with other professional staff to discuss and plan around individual student needs and progress.
Teaching and speaking to students for the full school day. Teach in front of the classroom. Be able to teach independently. Strong classroom management skills.
Experience and ability to teach in a virtual classroom environment.
Demonstrate excellence in classroom management and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) techniques, ideally including Responsive Classroom. Experience with a range of social and emotional tools such as RULER.
Providing a warm and supportive social and emotional environment for the children.
Establish and communicate expectations for behavior and classroom management among the students.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students. Show written evidence of preparation upon request of supervisors.
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress. Assign and grade class work and homework. Prepare reports on students and activities. Reports such as progress reports, student evaluations, etc.
Timeliness and ability to meet deadlines including but not limited to report writing and curriculum planning.
Confer and meet with families, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic concerns. Partner with parents on their child's progress to determine priorities and resources needed.
Select, store, organize, order and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
Celebrate student work by posting in newsletters, bulletin boards, and other communication channels. Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
Instruct students individually, in small groups, and as a whole class, using various teaching methods such as discussions, demonstrations, and projects.
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities. Participate in and manage students on school field trips. This includes off-site locations and overnight trips.
All Employee Expectations
Support the St. Luke’s School mission, values, institutional goals, and educational philosophy. Understanding and commitment to the community standards of compassion, dignity, excellence, honesty, and respect.
Excellent communication skills. Contact and communication with students, faculty/staff, and parents on a regular basis. Contact and communication consists of face-to-face discussions, e-mail, phone calls, letters, report cards, and memos. Communicate effectively with the school’s constituents.
Strong collaboration skills. Working collaboratively with other faculty, specialists, and staff in a small, close-knit, creatively energetic environment.
An interest in and openness to professional growth and development. Desire and ability to embrace continuing education in the field. Participate and attend workshops, conferences, and other training.
A sense of joy and wonder and an optimistic attitude.
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
Ability to be self-motivated.
Flexibility and willingness to change. Ability to pivot as changes are made or needed in order to fit the school’s current needs or adjustments to protocols. Be present at the school during the required work hours.
Perform additional duties such as morning, recess, lunch and participate in the life of the school. Be present and on-time to assigned duties.
Participate in and attend faculty/staff meetings and committees, including school-wide initiatives about issues of equity, pedagogy and curriculum.
Participate in the life of the school, including attendance at required events such as curriculum night, parent conferences, grade-level cocktail party, Christmas Fair, Spring Benefit, and school games and events.
Enforce school policies and rules with students.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite Faculty members also need to be proficient with Google Classroom and have the ability to use classroom technology such as Smart Boards, Zoom, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or
Bachelor’s Degree with a Master’s Degree or enrollment in a Master’s Program in Education