Grand River Academy is seeking an Upper School Math/ Learning Support Teacher for 2018-2019 school year with a start date of 8/27/2018. Must be able to work nights and weekends and live in Academy housing for the duration of assignment.Grand River Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school located in Austinburg, Ohio, that serves over 100 young men in grades 8-12, with a post-graduate option. Room and board are provided for the successful candidate.
Teacher Responsibilities including but not limited to;
5 Sections of Teaching
Works with 2-3 students at a time in a learning support setting at least 50% of day.
Supports teachers by modeling instructional strategies and lessons, developing and modifying lesson plans, supporting all students in a variety of ways to learn.
Thoughtfully advocates for and supports all students with learning differences by designing thoughtful, relevant and appropriate lessons based on individual need. (emphasis in math)
Communicates and collaborates with other teachers to design support lessons.
Comfortability working with students with executive functioning weaknesses.
Ability to teach content area math courses. Demonstrates quality mathematics lessons in a classroom setting
Professionally communicates with parents, faculty and staff to meet student need and differentiate curriculum.
Actively investigates and considers new ideas that improve mathematics teaching and learning across campus based on current research.
Uses a variety of data to evaluate ability and learning challenges and modifies instruction based on needs of all students.
In addition to teaching, the other responsibilities are:
To correspond with each advisee’s family/guardians weekly.
To participate in the weekday, weekend and Friday afternoon duty rotation as assigned by the school.
To supervise two afternoon activities per week or coach a sport.
To obtain the permitting and maintain the ability to drive students for the school.
To serve as a positive role model for the students, faculty, staff and other members of the school’s community.
To participate in department meetings and whole faculty meetings.
To adhere to all policies and procedures as stated in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
To perform other duties as assigned by the head of school.
To support the school and its leadership.
Housing (room and board)
Meals while school is in session
Professional development opportunities
Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution.
Experience teaching math required preference to those with 3 plus years’ experience.
Background and strong knowledge base in learning differences with an emphasis on executive functioning and ADHD.
Knowledge of mild to moderate learning differences and appropriate accommodations and support strategies.
Experience with academic coaching, study skills, test-taking skills, and remediation.
Knowledge of project-based learning.
Preference to candidates holding certificates/background as an interventional specialist, math specialist, or special education teacher.
Requires weekend and evening work.
About Grand River Academy
Established in 1831, Grand River Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school located in Austinburg, Ohio, that serves over 100 young men in grades 8-12, with a post-graduate option. The faculty and staff continue to make strides in the school’s mission to educate the total young man – academically, socially and emotionally to prepare them for lifelong success. The school offers small and intimate class sizes, individualized instruction and supportive faculty. Grand River Academy serves a unique and important niche - helping young men unlock and activate their full potential.