Posted on Apr 12, 2019 by Alexandria Country Day School
• Serves as a member of the evaluation team for administrative assistants.
• Mentors assistants in their role as school administrative assistants and coordinates and schedules regular professional development for administrative assistants.
• Represents and communicates expectations of the Head of School.
• Informs the Head of School of ongoing events/programs within the school, oversees the logistics and coordination of Head of School events and initiatives, including all required scheduling, reservations and communication and maintains electronic calendar for Head of School, contact list and other electronic files and databases.
• Manages incoming telephone calls to the Head of School, by answering questions, resolving issues, and routing calls to appropriate parties.
• Manages Head of School's operating and capital budget.
• Serves as the communication liaison between the Board of Trustees and the School.
• Attends Board of Trustees meetings as the Assistant Secretary, takes minutes of the meeting and assists with the implementation of the strategic planning timelines.
• Prepares and maintains board calendar, maintains Board web page, prepares monthly Board documents, and organizes special events/retreats for the Board.
Grade 4 English Language Arts Teachers
Description: A Lower School literacy teacher will facilitate the growth of students in a student-centered, developmentally appropriate environment focusing on research-based, best practices following a differentiated, balanced-approach curriculum that teaches students how to create, critique, evaluate, and analyze literary works across genres. All components of a literacy program are taught; reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through the workshop approach while integrating word work and vocabulary. Additionally, the literacy teacher will integrate thematic social studies concepts within the curriculum. The literacy teacher will be an essential member of the literacy curriculum development team. While developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members, the lower school teacher will recognize and coach the social-emotional needs of each student.
PreK-4 Teacher Description: A Primary School PreK-4 Classroom Teacher will facilitate the growth of students in a student-centered, developmentally appropriate environment focusing on research-based, best practices following a differentiated, balanced approach and curriculum. While developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members, the lower school teacher will recognize and coach the social-emotional needs of each student.
Grade 7 & 8 English Teacher Description: A Middle School English teacher works to deepen students' understanding of the English language through reading, writing, and speaking. The teacher will facilitate the growth of students in a student-centered, developmentally appropriate environment focusing on research-based, best practices following a differentiated, balanced-approach curriculum that teaches students how to create, critique, evaluate, and analyze literary works across genres. The English teacher is an essential member of the curriculum development team. While developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members, the Middle School teacher will recognize and coach the social-emotional needs of each student. Essential Functions • Serves as an Educator and works directly with the Head of Middle School to initiate, implement and oversee the day-to-day programs for students at a particular grade level.
• Maintains congruency between the school's board-approved Mission Statement, the Long Range and Strategic Financial Plan, and all activities of the Middle School classroom.
• Assists in the recruitment and selection of new and replacement instructional and support faculty. Takes part in the Professional Growth and Evaluation Program and enthusiastically takes part in professional growth opportunities.
• Provides for students a supportive, orderly and interactive classroom environment where creative learning takes place.
• Well versed with and adheres to school policies in all areas of student interaction.
• Supports the Employee and School Handbooks and provides assistance by recommending revisions and updates to the School Handbook.
• Serves as an example to colleagues in manners of classroom management, teaching methods and school procedures.
• Provides academic guidance to students; serves as student advocate, helping student families respond to specific academic, emotional and developmental challenges.
• Communicates with parents, administrators, and student services concerning the emotional and physical well-being of students within the classroom.
• Assists administration with division long range planning, as well as the division's daily schedule and calendar.
• Routinely uses educational strategies and project-based curriculum to bolster a student-centered, inquiry-based instructional design.
• Works collaboratively with the Middle School administration and teacher colleagues to research curriculum best practice.
• Consistently provides a safe and joyful learning environment that integrates and assimilates the use of The Responsive Classroom into daily student interaction.
• A professional who participates in student-centered assessment and reporting approaches including writing narratives and portfolio assessment.
• Exhibits the behaviors described in the Faculty and Staff: Basic Expectations, Characteristics of Professional Excellence and complies with Physical Requirements and Work Environment.
• Is assessed through the Professional Growth and Evaluation Program.
• Utilizes curriculum and assessments to promote an appropriate instructional program and growth for every learner.
• Uses differentiated Instruction and a social-emotional approach to student engagement.
• Uses Portfolio assessments for each student and maintains assessment records per Middle School guidelines. Uses report card and narrative summaries.
• Assists in maintaining grade-level web pages following guidelines provided by technology specialist.
• Works cooperatively with administration and curriculum specialist to promote and enhance vertical alignment of curriculum, K-8th grade.
• Works cooperatively with specialists, administration and faculty to promote a positive work environment based on a growth mindset.
• Integrates technology throughout the curriculum.
• Identifies students that would benefit from special programs and works to provide the best learning environment possible.
• Ensures classroom is attractive, clean and free of clutter.
• Ensures Middle School facilities are ready for the start of school each day.
• Knowledgeable about Web-based Grading Systems and/or other student management software.
• Completes various Tasks related to the employee's yearly goals and the school's long range and strategic financial plan.
• Bachelor's degree in education; Master's degree preferred.
• A minimum of three years of teaching in an independent school environment preferred and excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Demonstrates leadership and facilitative skills, including the ability to relate effectively with administrators, operations staff, colleagues, parents, and students.
Alexandria Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, disability or any other type of protected category in violation of state or federal law or regulation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
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