The lower school program at The Bolles School teaches children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 the wonder of learning in an intimate and innovative environment. Bolles' students develop a sense of exploration and personal values that instill a feeling of all that is possible throughout their academic and personal lives as they progress through to middle school on the Bartram Campus, then move on to the Bolles upper school and beyond. Students receive a firm foundation in reading skills, writing, math, science, and social studies from a dedicated and caring faculty. The curriculum is based on hands-on learning, which emphasizes activities to teach the importance of exploring and experimenting.
The Bolles School searches worldwide for teachers who demonstrate expertise in their field of study.
Position Purpose: Responsible for all aspects of creating a dynamic learning environment for students in the upper elementary grades (3rd-5th). This position will commence with the 2018-19 academic year.
Plans materials and class activities to promote development of students’ abilities and skills
Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and practice time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate
Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations
Establishes clear objectives for all lessons and communicates those objectives to students
Prepares, administers and grades tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress
Teaches and applies rules of conduct
Maintains order in classroom and on school grounds
Counsels students when adjustment and academic problems arise
Prepares report cards and individual comments
Fosters positive communication among parents, colleagues, and students
Meets with teachers, parents and guardians to discuss children's progress, and determine their priorities and resource needs
Provides a variety of materials and resources for students to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and imaginative play
Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of lower school programs
Keeps attendance and grade records as required by the school
Makes full use of professional development opportunities (further education, reading, workshops, conferences, etc.) and demonstrates creative initiative in keeping current in one’s own discipline, which includes the use of technology in the classroom
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related subject area required (i.e. Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education)
Minimum three years’ experience teaching elementary aged children in a school setting preferred
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Demonstrated leadership and classroom management skills
Demonstrated ability to create an active learning environment in the classroom
Demonstrated organizational skills
Demonstrated experience in teaching Reading, Writing and Language Arts in the Elementary grades
Demonstrated experience in teaching Primary/Singapore Math
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom
Demonstrates and enthusiastically supports the School’s Mission and values of courage, integrity, compassion, and excellence
Performs in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
Builds deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of inclusion
Performs other duties as requested
Interested candidates are required to submit their application and resume via our Career Center located at www.bolles.org.