Heathwood Hall Episcopal School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
Provide educational instruction as the lead homeroom teacher. Opportunities available for 4th grade. *******Hiring for 1 position for the 2023/2024 Academic Year*******
It is the responsibility of the Lead Teacher to: • Organize and provide developmentally appropriate educational programs and instruction; plan and implement curriculum and differentiated instruction for Lower School students • Write and submit weekly lesson plans • Write and share a weekly newsletter for parents • Plan and implement the School's Lower School curriculum, ensuring vertical and horizontal alignment • Evaluate and document the growth and development of each child and plan activities to facilitate growth and development • Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and skill development, appropriate to the learning styles of the students • Work with the Associate Teacher, providing a clear set of expectations for supporting the students each week • Collaborate with grade-level teams to provide a cohesive and integrated learning experience through weekly grade-level meetings • Engage students in the Responsive Classroom model of morning meetings; guiding children in their interactions with other children, adults, and their environments • Write individualized conference notes and student reports for each student at required periods during the year • Maintain frequent and consistent communication with parents throughout the year - reporting both positive behaviors and challenging behaviors that need to be addressed at home • Thoughtfully reflect on the effectiveness of lesson implementation, activities, assignments, assessments, etc. • Work with the Administration and the Student Support Services team to identify and address specific learning issues General Faculty Responsibilities: • Assume serious collaborative responsibility for the educational environment of the School by conducting yourself at all times in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner • Be available one week before the opening of School to attend teachers' meetings, etc., and to be available one week after the Upper School's graduation to attend teachers' meetings and complete end-of-year duties • Attend faculty meetings designated by the EC/LS Division Head • Be present for all teacher workdays/in-service days as scheduled during the year • Maintain strong interpersonal communication with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators • Utilize the online platform "Seesaw" to share what is happening in the classroom with parents • Assist at School functions/traditions designated by the EC/LS Division Head as necessary for the operation of the School, e.g., Parents' Night, Open House, Chapel, Parent/Teacher Conferences, grade level special events, etc. It is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school • Participate fully in regular School programs, e.g., committees, assemblies, field trips, etc. • Assume responsibilities as assigned for the supervision of students; it is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school • Use technology effectively as part of classroom instruction and for remote/connected learning • Interact positively with colleagues in creating and imparting interdisciplinary units of study • Fulfill responsibilities as assigned by the EC/LS Division Head in regard to lunch and recess duty, AM and PM carpool • Maintain and submit records including attendance, medical slips, acknowledgments, special permission forms, as required by the School • Complete required HR training each year (CPR, first aid, mandatory reporting, handling of hazardous materials, etc.) • Support the School's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural education
SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS
The ideal candidate will: • Enjoy working with young children and have an understanding of the developmental needs of children • Be able to exercise classroom leadership as a facilitator of learning in whole group, small group, and individual settings • Demonstrate energy, empathy, flexibility, and collaboration • Understand basic technology skills - iPad and iPhone apps, Google Suite, email, photo editing, iMovie, etc. • Possess excellent communication skills - written and verbal, as well as organizational skills • Have the ability to lift 50 lbs. and move all around campus throughout the day
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education or related field required; Master's degree preferred • Minimum three years' experience working with young children
• Primarily indoor classroom teaching • Occasional field trips • Some evening and weekend commitments • Outside travel between buildings required multiple times per day
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Heathwood Hall Episcopal School (HHES) is an independent, Episcopal day school founded in
1951 that serves 730+ children ages 2 through Grade 12. Just minutes away from the urban
grandeur of South Carolina’s capital city, Heathwood Hall is a serene, environmental oasis
nestled on 122 acres of wooded wetlands. The campus is bordered on the west by the
Congaree River, and on the north, east and south by lush farmlands.
HHES has long been known as Columbia’s premier independent school. Its tradition of academic excellence is coupled with a longstanding commitment to experiential learning that has led to the development of many distinctive programs.
Holding true to its Episcopal heritage, HHES celebrates and seeks to develop the whole child, and to develop tenacious, sophisticated thinkers who value service to others over self-interest. HHES further supports the development of the whole child through a rich array of extracurricular offerings that create ample opportunities for students to find and nurture their passions beyond the classroom.
HHES believes that children learn best when they are truly known and supported by their teachers. The school’s abiding commitment to bui...lding strong relationships between students and teachers allows the opportunity for each child to be met where they are in their educational and developmental journey, as opposed to taking a one-size-fits-all approach.
While HHES’s outcomes are second-to-none—its students compete nationally and achieve at the highest levels—each student’s Heathwood experience is unique, reflective of his or her interests and abilities, challenges and talents, goals and ethos. HHES graduates don’t just master the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and beyond; they know themselves, and know how to advocate for themselves, in ways that set them apart from most of their peers. They leave Heathwood prepared not only to take on our dynamic world, but to transform it.
While the school community includes members of many faith traditions, Heathwood is an Episcopal School where all students and faculty gather, by school division, for worship and prayer each Wednesday in the on-campus Chapel of the Epiphany. The school is affiliated with the Episcopal diocese and benefits from a supportive Episcopal community in Columbia. It is a school that engenders strong loyalty and strong connections, and promotes an authentic spirit of inclusivity, acceptance, and care for each individual.
Today, HHES seeks an experienced development professional who appreciates the culture of this exemplary place, shares it values, and will cultivate relationships and gifts to ensure the betterment of the school.
The Community | Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina is a city convenient to mountains and beaches. In just two hours you can be on a beach in Charleston, SC or head the opposite direction two hours toward the upstate and find yourself in the mountains. Sporting News recently recognized Columbia as one of the “Best Sports Cities;” residents love to support their local college teams including the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks. The city also has a more refined side and is home to the Columbia Museum of Art, the SC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Columbia City Ballet, and a myriad of performing arts groups. Columbia has received numerous accolades for its cost of living, climate, job outlook, education, the arts, health care and recreation.