Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Job Details
New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA
Description

In an authentically diverse community reflective of Los Angeles, New Roads prepares young people for life by developing in them a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.

 

Kindergarten Lead Teacher is a professional, experienced and passionate educator with teaching experience at the elementary school level.  Reporting to the Elementary School Director, the Kindergarten Lead Teacher is responsible for developing and delivering the Kindergarten curriculum. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create developmentally appropriate and engaging lesson plans which utilize given curricula, combined with project based and experiential learning.
  • Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community
  • Work in a highly collaborative community to develop and implement a creative and challenging curriculum
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter made visible by effective teaching
  • Provide continuous student assessments throughout the year; work closely with the Director of Learning to decipher if and when supports need to be implemented for students who need scaffolding or students who need a higher level of challenge
  • Ability to consistently differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs: Through observation, assessment and investing in relationships the whole child, determine most effective learning strategies and delivery of instruction
  • 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
  • Attend and participate in weekly 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
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education
  • Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, respectful and compassionate manner focusing on the whole child
Qualifications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sound pedagogical skills
  • Strong background in math, reading, writing, phonemic awareness, diversity, equity, inclusion as well as social emotional  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
  • Strong  written and oral communication skills
  • Strong foundation knowledge in child development
  • Possess excellent classroom management and restorative justices practices
  • Have passion for personal and professional growth
  • Minimum 5+ years teaching experience at the lower elementary level (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades), preferably in an independent school 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related educational field required; Masters Degree in Education strongly preferred

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application, cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=37858&clientkey=B58F74479D3E4429894E592A78B88B09

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