Westminster is an inclusive, Christian independent day school for boys and girls, where bright, motivated, curious students who are nurtured by challenge become leaders of conscience. Founded in 1951, Westminster is guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,870 students in grades pre-first through twelfth, 285 faculty, and 250 staff, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth – academic, physical, and spiritual.
This faculty member will join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School’smission and vision, including core values ofinclusivity andservice. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. These include theCenter for Teaching, a professional development institute located on the Westminster campus.
In fulfilling our mission to “develop the whole person for college and for life,” Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to be lifelong learners and citizens well equipped to address local and global challenges. Westminster teachers are more than academic experts, serving as coaches, advisors, and inspirational mentors.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 31, 2018.
Supervisor:Head of the Lower School
Position Status: This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 10-month position.
Partnering with another lead teacher in the classroom
Creating differentiated learning experiences aligned with formative and summative assessments
Teaching an intentional social and emotional learning curriculum
Contributing to interdisciplinary curriculum design and student support strategies with the grade level team and academic coaches
Participating in the work of the PLC (Professional Learning Community) of the Lower School
Ensuring the safety of each student by supervising and engaging in recess, lunch, and transitions between classrooms
Providing feedback on and evaluation of students during the admission process
Contributing to the larger school community through coaching or sponsoring other extracurricular programs.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Teaching experience at the elementary level and an advanced degree are preferred. A demonstrated understanding of constructivist theory and practice, integrated studies, Responsive Classroom, Readers and Writer’s Workshop, Math in Focus/Singapore Math, and assessment practices based on learning goals will allow strong candidates to readily implement the hallmarks of the Westminster Lower School program.
In addition to experience and a strong educational background, successful candidates demonstrate a love working with children, an engaging teaching style, the ability to interact well with parents and colleagues, and a willingness to create and promote an inclusive learning environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may frequently walk on slippery or uneven surfaces. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.
Travel is primarily local during the regular business day. Overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE/M/F/D/V.
Note: This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification. This position description should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position. Nothing contained in this this position description restricts Westminster’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Westminster is a Christian, independent day school for boys and girls, which seeks to serve students who are bright, motivated, curious, and nurtured by challenge in an environment that develops leaders of conscience who will be a positive force in the world. The School was founded in 1951 guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximatel...y 1,860 students in grades Pre-First through Twelfth, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth – academic, physical, and spiritual.
Westminster is a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the school’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources.
Interested Candidates can click here to apply online.