Perelman Jewish Day School, a Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade independent school in the Philadelphia area, is seeking a motivated team player to join our community as a 2nd GradeTeacher for the 2023-2024 School Year.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support diverse learners in the areas of academic, behavioral, and social/emotional learning
Collaborate with grade-level team members to plan and implement instruction, fostering student curiosity and engagement
Provide regular written student-progress reports to the school and parents with assessment results
Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments
Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, and school
Participate in faculty meetings and in-service professional development days
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Principal
Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field; graduate degree preferred
Have a strong knowledge of developmental needs of young children and appropriate curricula that meet those needs
Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Technology skills including Google Suite and Google Classroom
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in the Jewish day school atmosphere
Familiarity with the following is preferred, but not required: Fundations (by Wilson), reading assessments that incorporate running records, hands-on math programs that utilize manipulatives, problem solving, and abstract thinking, Writing Workshop, Responsive Classroom, Apple products such as MacBooks and iPads
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer or standing to teach.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Must be able to navigate the classroom and adjust tone and height, by bending or leaning, in order to reach each child.
Perelman Jewish Day School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Compensation for this position will range from $40,000 to $70,000, is commensurate with experience, and includes a competitive benefits package. Paid time off includes Jewish and secular holidays, two lengthy school vacations, and additional PTO. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, FSA, 403(b), and tuition remission. This position is in person from late-August through mid-June.
Perelman Jewish Day School was founded in 1956 in a small room in the basement of Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia, with just 39 students enrolled. Today, we’re known as Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School. Over the last 6 decades, we’ve expanded to serve over 350 students, Jr K-5, in two centers located on two beautiful campuses in Wynnewood and Melrose Park. We are accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), are a member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) and Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools. Our mission is to provide students with Jewish-values based education within the context of a rigorous academic program. The goal of our school is to develop confident, accomplished and compassionate graduates who have a sound understanding of their history and culture as both Americans and Jews. Our school serves students from all types of families and socio-economic backgrounds. We are a diverse and caring community, where every student has a special place.