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Lower School Teacher

Roles and Responsibilities:

The role of our teachers will focus on instilling a love of learning. The Lower School teacher fosters children’s curiosity and innate desire to learn and understand the world around them. They create a secure environment to support learning and assist children with their growing independence. Teachers must be flexible, and creative, engaging, and establish freedom within structure. They will help children develop social skills and supervise them during meal times. Lower school teachers report to the Lower School Division Director.

The position’s preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a closely related field. A graduate degree and a track record of successful teaching at the lower school level are preferred

  • Firm understanding of academic, social, and emotional development

  • Innovative mindset with strong skills in communication, collaboration, project-based learning, and technology

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the Lower School Teacher position:

Lower School teachers will need to create a positive and vibrant learning environment for students. The preferred candidate will have a strong desire to see their craft improve and evolve. The ideal candidate will possess a growth mindset and share their expertise openly with others. Lower School teachers will be able to kneel, crouch, work at a table/desk, and transition to and from the floor to work with students and may be required to lift up to 20 pounds.

The Lower School teacher candidate will:

  • Shape the lives of children by using best teaching practices

  • Collaborate effectively with co-teacher and other colleagues

  • Use variety, creativity, and flexibility to motivate and inspire young learners

  • Teach reading, writing, math, science, and social studies

  • Facilitate social-emotional learning using elements of Yale’s RULER program

  • Facilitate the development of a positive class culture that supports learning and personal growth using elements of Responsive Classroom

  • Collaborate with the Learning Support Coordinator to support students with unique and diverse learning needs

  • Provide regular and specific student feedback and maintain assessment records

  • Communicate with students and families regularly

  • Know the developmental and academic abilities of one’s students

  • Effectively coordinate with co-curricular teachers (PE, drama, art, music, Spanish, library, choir, and band)

  • Perform various student supervisory duties.

  • Adhere to the standards described in the Employee Handbook.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head or Associate Head of School.

Salary Range:

  • $39,00 to $52,000 annually based upon skills and experience, excellent benefits package.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to hr@css.org and indicate the grade levels you are interested in as multiple positions are available.

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