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Long-Term Substitute

Website PS1 Pluralistic School

K-6 Elementary School

At PS1 Pluralistic School, our Mission Statement inspires all our work:
PS1’s Mission is to spark curious and critical thinkers who confidently contribute to their communities.

Lead Long Term Substitute Teacher Position Summary:
PS1 is a K-6 elementary school located in Santa Monica. We are a collaborative community where pairs of teachers work to teach, advise, supervise, and care for the whole child in project-based multi-age classrooms. Teachers work in partnership with parents, work collegially with administrators and fellow faculty, and grow professionally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to, the following):
• Support the mission of PS1 to create joyful learning experiences that support the well-being and identity of each individual while building a shared community of belonging
• Advocate for and promote the School within the school and broader Los Angeles community
• Develop, plan for, and teach interdisciplinary and differentiated curriculum in mathematics, language arts, literature, social studies, science, and social emotional learning
• Collaborate with a classroom co-lead teacher, grade level cluster teachers, and the LEARN team
• Communicate with parents in a culturally competent, empathetic, informative, timely, and professional manner; write and deliver authentic narrative assessments and feedback for children
• Participate in school events, including but not limited to Curriculum Night and Parent Conferences, Admissions Events, All-School camping trip, Advancement events, and field trips
• Participate in faculty meetings, committees, professional days, orientation week, and end of the year professional development week, along with individual professional development opportunities
• Other duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree (required)
• Master’s degree in a related area
• Significant teaching experience, ideally at the elementary school level
• Demonstrated ability to help nurture and develop children’s individual and healthy identities and capacity to build communities of belonging
• Experience with Teachers College Reading and Writing Program, Cognitive Guided Instruction Mathematics, Imaginative Inquiry, Learning for Justice
• Deep understanding of and demonstrated commitment to Progressive education, pedagogy, and values, as well as a passion for life-long learning
• Experience with and interest in project-based classroom experiences for students
• Demonstrated ability to use formative and summative assessment, grade level standards, and developmentally appropriate practices to build learning experiences for children
• Exceptional proficiency and comfort with writing and the written word, including the skills to communicate with parents and colleagues, along with the willingness to utilize current technology and a commitment to digital citizenship
• High energy, curiosity, resourcefulness, sense of humor, strong work ethic, creativity, and a positive attitude

Please send your cover letter, resume and a description of your educational philosophy to employment@psone.org.

Salary range: $60,000 through $90,000 depending on experience.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@psone.org

Long-Term Substitute
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