1st Grade Lead Teacher (Long-Term Substitute)
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New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA


New Roads is a K–12 college-preparatory, independent school in Santa Monica, California. At the heart of New Roads’ philosophy is the belief that all children deserve access to education that places traditional academic pursuits in contemporary context and that engages students’ hearts and minds to prepare for the challenges of our ever-evolving world. Unique among private schools, New Roads strives to have a student body and faculty that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles.


The 1st grade Lead Teacher is a temporary Long-term Substitute position through mid-June 2021.  The candidate is a professional, experienced and passionate educator with teaching experience at the lower school level. 

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position, include:



  • Create age appropriate lesson plans

  • Attend and participate in curriculum planning meetings

  • Participate in committee work, faculty meetings, parent coffees and additional duties as assigned

  • Lead parent conferences and maintain weekly communication with parents throughout the year

  • Work in a highly collaborative community to develop and implement a creative and challenging curriculum

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education

  • Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter and effectiveness in teaching

  • Demonstrate an ability to assess students at their appropriate developmental levels

  • Ability to differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so students are appropriately engaged and challenged

  • Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner

  • Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities

  • Communicate with parents and students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sound pedagogical skills
  • Strong background in math and reading instruction at the lower elementary level

  • Experience and interest in differentiated instruction and a project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning

  • Highly developed writing and organizational skills

  • Background/interest/passion for teaching language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science in a self contained classroom

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong foundation in child development

  • Possess excellent classroom management skills

  • Have passion for personal and professional growth

  • 3+ years teaching experience at the lower elementary level, preferably in an independent school

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related educational field required

How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete New Roads' online application, upload cover letter and resume at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=36343&clientkey=B58F74479D3E4429894E592A78B88B09