Green Hedges School seeks an experienced early elementary school classroom teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Green Hedges is a private independent preschool through Grade 8 school with approximately 180 students in Vienna, VA, 14 miles west of Washington DC.
Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction, which encourages students to be actively engaged in the learning process, using Green Hedges’ Mission and Curriculum Overview as guides. This includes language arts (reading, literature studies, writing, and word study), social studies, science and math
Create positive learning communities within the classroom that acknowledge and respect children’s social and emotional interactions and growth
Implement a guided reading program for reading instruction that centers on small group learning based on students’ current instructional reading levels
Teach reading and writing using a workshop model, including one-on-one conferencing with students to improve individual abilities
Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a variety of students with different learning styles as well as areas of strength and weakness.
Coordinate grade-level curriculum mapping
Build on an expanding knowledge of how children learn best through professional development
Work diligently and promptly to maintain positive and constructive home-school communication
Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning for all students.
Conduct parent-teacher conferences
Use assessment and evaluation tools to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results to students, parents and appropriate others in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance
Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and department meetings
Perform professional duties as assigned by the Head of School or the Assistant Head of School. These duties include but are not limited to recess duty, lunch duty and dismissal duty
Requirements: A successful candidate for the early elementary grade Homeroom Teacher will have: Undergraduate degree (masters preferred) in education or a related field • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of related teaching experience • Proficient knowledge of the academic and social-emotional development of elementary age children • A high level of energy • Good time management skills • Initiative • Collaborative skills
Successful candidates must successfully complete a required background check.
Interested candidates should submit 1) letter of interest, 2) three references and 3) resume