Lower School Teacher

Teaches, promotes and nurtures the education of students by planning and tailoring courses of study. Creates a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social and emotional development of students. Keeps parents informed of student progress and potential concerns.
Essential Duties:
Educates students by planning and developing course of study emphasizing writing mastery, problem solving, critical thinking and high-order reasoning.
Tailors course of study and develops Personalized Learning Plans (PLP) to accommodate differing levels of academic ability and previous achievement.
Creates customized classroom experience by providing differentiated, small group instruction to achieve more personal teacher attention
Develops and presents lesson plans by using a variety of techniques, including lectures, group discussions, projects, exhibits, field trips, audiovisual and library resources, computers, and the internet.
Creates and supports a positive learning environment through selection of learning materials, development of functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
Consistently monitors student achievement through formal and informal assessment both summative and formative .
Assists students in analyzing and improving methods and habits of study
Manages student behavior in the classroom and administers discipline according to school guidelines.
Identifies and addresses potential behavioral concerns by notifying and/or consulting with appropriate professionals if evidence of learning disabilities, drug or alcohol abuse, problems of social adjustment, or child abuse is present.
Maintains safe, secure, and healthy educational environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with school expectations.
Maintains thorough and detailed records of student progress and achievement.
Keeps parents informed of all elements of student development including academic performance, attendance, and social acclimation via formal and informal communication methods such as parent-teacher conferences, both regularly scheduled and as-needed.
Presents a positive role model for students that supports the mission of the school and demonstrates behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible at all times.
Collaborates with school staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to school requirements
Assumes responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned and may sponsor outside activities approved by the school.
Attends and participates in staff development programs, faculty events and meetings, and serves on staff committees as required (i.e. teacher in-service days.)
Updates job knowledge by attending faculty meetings; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations.
Demonstrates flexibility and a positive attitude toward new challenges and growth opportunities.
A minimum of Bachelor's Degree is required
Minimum of five years teaching experience required
State certification desirable
Knowledge of relevant technology as it relates to curriculum

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