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Lower School Intermediate Teacher

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Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth, TX

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Lower School Intermediate Teacher

 

Fort Worth Country Day seeks an intermediate teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. This position reports to the Head of Lower School. FWCD seeks applicants who will be actively engaged and involved beyond the classroom as a member of a family-centered, independent school community. This position is slated for 3rd grade, but could be moved to 2nd or 4th depending on the needs of the school.

 

Teachers are responsible for fostering and nurturing the intellectual, physical, social, ethical and leadership development of their students. Teaching responsibilities include language arts, mathematics, and social studies within a thematic-based curriculum that integrates the arts and technology. Responsibilities beyond the classroom include service on committees and possible involvement in coaching, club sponsorship, and/or summer and after-school enrichment programs. Teachers are expected to maintain collaborative and supportive working relationships with their grade-level team members as well as subject specialists.

 

Teaching candidates should possess a growth mindset, strong ethical principles and communication skills. Experience with differentiated instruction, the reading/writing workshop, and a progressive, interdisciplinary teaching philosophy required. Additionally, FWCD seeks applicants with the following personal qualities:

 

  • Excellent motivation and problem-solving skills
  • A generous spirit and positive attitude
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • An obvious passion for teaching
  • The ability to demonstrate a wide range of presentation techniques in order to adapt activities for different learning styles
  • An ability to demonstrate commitment to student success by offering extra help hours
  • A willingness to integrate him or herself into the life of the school

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in elementary education; preferably with interdisciplinary teaching
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher; master’s degree preferred

 

All employees of FWCD must:

  • Embody, model and communicate the School’s mission and core values (respect, responsibility, kindness, courage, integrity and scholarship)
  • Exhibit generous community spirit, professional flexibility, a sense of humor and a positive attitude
  • Collaborate and work well with colleagues, parents and students
  • Execute duties in a positive and punctual manner
  • Be an enthusiastic lifelong learner driven toward professional self-improvement and personal growth

 

Equal Opportunity Employer / Statement of Inclusivity:

Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. The ideal candidate should possess a thoughtful approach and knowledge of intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups. Employment decisions at FWCD are based on merit, qualifications, abilities and performance, and are subject to the academic and business requirements of the School.

 

The FWCD Inclusivity Statement confirms: We believe that understanding and respecting differences not only inspires compassion and empathy, but also fosters intellectual curiosity and creativity. We embrace the diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives that comprise and enhance our learning environment. We commit to sustaining and growing an intentionally inclusive community.

 

About Fort Worth Country Day and the City of Fort Worth:

Fort Worth Country Day earned the distinction of being ranked one of the Best Companies to Work for in Fort Worth in 2018.

 

Fort Worth Country Day is a co-ed, junior kindergarten through grade 12 college-preparatory day school with approximately 1,100 students and 250 faculty and staff. The School seeks to promote inclusivity and retain a diverse faculty. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.

 

Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 12 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School is available at www.fwcd.org.