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Lower School Teacher

George Walton Academy seeks an engaging, energetic Lower School teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Reporting to the Lower School Division Head, the teacher will work closely with his/her grade level and Lower School faculty, with an emphasis on collaborating with colleagues to create interdisciplinary and engaging experiences for students.

Responsibilities

Teach in a self-contained classroom in grades PK3-3rd grade or in a departmentalized structure in 4th and 5th grade.

Engage in intentional cross-curricular planning between classroom teachers and special area teachers.

Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences in a thoughtful sequence and practiced in engaging contexts.

Create and sustain a positive and nurturing classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school.

Stay current on latest research in education.

Observe, evaluate, and assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth.

Enrich or modify lessons, curriculum, materials and resources as needed to meet differentiated student needs and varying levels of progress inside and outside of the classroom.

Communicate openly, timely and supportively with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders regarding student achievement and progress.

Exceptional Candidates Will:

Demonstrate an approachable, consistent, transparent, supportive and good-humored posture.

Demonstrate a passion for learning and a desire to grow in knowledge of current best practices in elementary education.

Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning.

Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and vision.

Possess international experience, either through teaching, working, or studying.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education; Master’s Degree preferred

3+ years of elementary school teaching experience preferred

Experience with a broad range of instructional practices

Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Please submit resumes to Lower School Division Head Jenny Duke at jduke@gwa.com.

 

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