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Upper Grade Elementary Teacher (4-6th Grade)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website St. James' Episcopal School

As a teacher, you will work closely with the Assistant Head of School for Early Child Education, Upper Grades Dean and other teacher colleagues to implement a differentiated approach to instruction that encourages student voice and creativity and acknowledges the need for lesson design with a variety of modalities of instruction and assessment. It is a ten-month exempt position from August through June.  The annual salary ranges between $56,000 to $95,000, commensurate with years of relevant experience.

Minimum Requirements

●      Undergraduate or graduate degree in elementary education or a related field required.

●      Proven excellence in use of Technology.

●      Proven excellence in designing rigorous and equity-framed instruction with differentiated student assessment and learning.

●      Successful experience in designing innovative and rigorous Humanities and/or Mathematics programs while showing a joy and commitment to the 9 – 12 year old learning and social emotional experience.

●      Proven excellence in designing socio-emotional learning for children and exemplifying best practices in DEIJB framing.

●      Successful experience in growth-mindedness, honesty, high standards and practice of empathy into one’s own professional growth.

Duties include

●      Being ready on campus in your assigned zone to assist students by 7:45 a.m. each morning.

●      Attending all assigned faculty and committee meetings.

●      Regularly participating in a growth-minded approach to professional development.

●      Supporting the school’s strategic initiatives related to admission (class visits, notes to families, open houses, fairs, etc.) and advancement of mission (collaborating with the Communications Office with all class communications).

●      Designing and delivering differentiated learning experiences for all students on a daily basis in Mathematics, Writing, Reading, and Social Studies.

●      Designing and delivering comprehensive individual and group projects with in-depth and rubric-based feedback to students and families.

●      Partnering closely with co-curriculars and other grade level team members to foster an interdisciplinary approach to instruction which includes substantial writing, project-based learning, individualized assessment and service-learning.

●      Attending weekly lesson planning meetings with grade-level instructors.

●      Attending monthly lesson planning meetings with co-curricular instructors.

●      With Assistant Head of School for Matriculation & Systems on a trimester basis, analyzing and leveraging student ERB/milestone performance to develop and implement individual student strategic support as well as overall refinements to curriculum.

●      Being present and delivering socio-emotional informed engagement with students during your assigned pick-up, drop-off, lunch and recess coverage duties.

●      As a whole child school, instructors are required to holistically understand their students’ experience; this includes student experiences during lunch, recess and afterschool and regularly checking in with other grade level teachers about student opportunities and challenges for success.

●      Writing comprehensive narratives for each child three times a year.

●      Initiating communication with and meeting with families to address student success and challenges including by reviewing ERB data.

●      Regularly updating the grade level’s curriculum maps with other grade level instructors.

●      Regularly maintaining the digital student gradebook of each student.

●      Analyzing standardized test data and other objective assessments to refine individualized student learning.

●      Attending field trips including overnight trips.

●      Attending community events: chapel, open houses, and evening/afternoon student program events and other school and community events as designated by the Head of School or designee (i.e. annual drama productions, the Christmas Pageant and the STEAM fair).

About St. James’ Episcopal School

Founded in 1968, St. James’ Episcopal School inspires in its students a lifelong love of learning, joy in service and deep compassion and empathy for our complicated but beautiful world. We believe that true excellence only comes through joyous, rigorous and student-centered instruction. We see God’s spirit and joy in every person and service to the community, particularly the unhoused and the hungry. Our work on poverty and social justice is intrinsic to our curriculum.

Spanning from preschool through grade 6, our graduates matriculate at the strongest middle schools in Los Angeles and throughout the United States. Our faculty and staff, referred to as “staffulty” enjoy robust benefits including tuition remission, graduate school support, retirement contribution and healthcare. An Episcopal School, St. James’ celebrates all faith traditions and does not discriminate based on religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity.

St. James’ Episcopal School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local discrimination laws.

Candidates interested in this position may email a cover letter and resume to Mei-Ling Leonard, Assistant Head of School for Early Child Education at [email protected] with the subject line “Upper Grade Elementary Teacher”.

To apply for this job email your details to mleonard@sjsla.org

Upper Grade Elementary Teacher (4-6th Grade)
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