Overview Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by supporting the academic, social, physical, and spiritual growth of each student. Named as the #1 workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We seek candidates who share this commitment. We are seeking a dynamic, creative Kindergarten Teacher from late February through early June 2018. The Teacher will assume primary responsibility for instruction in language arts, social studies, and mathematics, and ultimate responsibility for student assessment and parent communication. Candidates should be flexible, patient, nurturing and collaborative. The successful candidate will possess facility and capacity with teaching whole group, small group, and individual instruction in phonics, the reading and writing workshop model, and mathematical exploration and problem-solving. The ideal candidate will also have experience with technology integration, the Responsive Classroom approach, and the Math in Focus curriculum.
All members of the faculty instill our school’s mission by helping their students to become responsible, honest, compassionate, respectful citizens. The successful candidate will be required to exercise professional judgment and responsibility in keeping with the expectations of the School’s faculty.
Provide a safe and stimulating environment that facilitates learning.
Develop, plan, and implement the curriculum through daily lessons in Reading and Writing Workshop, Phonics, Math in Focus.
Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs.
Ensure all students are appropriately engaged and challenged.
Manage classroom behavior through the Responsive Classroom approach.
Design purposeful play opportunities to stimulate children’s natural curiosity, reinforce curricular ideas, and promote social emotional learning.
Initiate and maintain timely communication regarding student progress, events and activities, and home-school connections with parents through weekly folders, weekly newsletters, and email.
Respond promptly to communication from colleagues and parents.
Maintain records of each student's academic and social and emotional growth.
Report student progress to parents through a trimester narrative report card and conference.
Collaborate with grade-level team to enhance teaching and learning in Kindergarten.
Oversee the work of and plan collaboratively with Assistant Kindergarten Teacher.
Attend and participate in monthly faculty meetings.
Candidates interested in the position should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to the attention of:
Jalene Spain Thomas
Lower School Director
The School accepts candidates with the following minimal qualifications:
(1) Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or another relevant field; advanced degrees are strongly encouraged; state certification is not required.
(2) A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment.
(3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
(4) Previous teaching experience in an early elementary classroom.
(5) Strong references who confirm the applicant’s ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is a college preparatory Episcopal Church School in the Diocese of Virginia that educates boys and girls from junior kindergarten through grade 12. OUR MISSION: To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversi...ty and a commitment to service. Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school. The St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is located in Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. The school educates the whole child by tending to the social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. The atmosphere is positive and collegial, and all members of our community are encouraged and able to pursue professional development on campus and in the larger community. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School has a deep commitment to multiculturalism and provides to the faculty and administration programs, seminars and discussion groups to enhance awareness and enrich their teaching and work in the school community.