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Lower School Teacher Grades 3-5

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Lower School Teaching Position – Chandler School, Pasadena, California

The mission of Chandler School is to provide each student with the highest quality and most academically challenging education in a nurturing, balanced, and diverse environment. We strive to have our students gain a love of learning, a means of thinking independently, and an ability to work collaboratively. A Chandler education seeks to develop good character, self-reliance, and a commitment to community in students as a foundation for academic and personal success.

The teacher will be a member of the lower school faculty serving grades 3-5 in a K-8 configuration. There are two classes per grade in K-5. Lower school faculty members report directly to the Lower School Director.

Responsibilities Include:

Teach math, social studies, language arts and developmentally appropriate study skills to approximately 22 students in a self-contained classroom.

Address students’ social-emotional needs and implement Chandler’s character education program with daily lessons and activities to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belongingness..

Use Chandler’s informational and educational technology resources to assist in teaching, curriculum development and mapping, grading and reporting and record keeping.

Monitor and impact student progress and effectively communicate with parents through a variety or platforms, including scheduled parent-teacher conferences and report cards.

Organize and accompany students on field trips. Coordinate co-curricular activities with room parents and colleagues. Support schoolwide events and promote school-home and school-community partnerships.

Coordinate, review and develop lesson plans and curriculum maps with grade-level colleagues under the direction of the lower school director. There are two classes per grade in grades K-5.

Fulfill supervisory duties, attend meetings, engage in professional development and participate on committees as assigned by the lower school director.

Skills and qualifications required:

Must have a Bachelor’s degree.

Experience teaching in an independent school is preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Fluency in MS Office Suite and Google Suite required; proficiency with Mac; comfortable with technology or demonstrated ability to learn quickly.

Familiarity with Singapore Math and Reading and Writing Workshop preferred.

Demonstrate a strong understanding of child development and current educational trends.

Physical requirements and work environment:

Regularly sit, walk, talk, hear

Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 35 lbs.

Regularly uses close and distance vision

Turns, bends and reaches

Works in environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and varied and diverse array of contacts

All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening

To apply for this job email your details to ebrown@chandlerschool.org

Lower School Teacher Grades 3-5
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