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Diversity in the Summit School is desired and encouraged.
2017-2018 School Year
Title: Teacher (4th Grade Language Arts)
Type: Full Time, 10-month Faculty
Reports to: Director of Lower School
The teacher is responsible for the core content area of the Language Arts within an integrated 4th grade curriculum. As a member of the 4th grade team, the position involves active collaboration with other 4th grade content area and studio teachers. Communication and collaboration with parents is also an important responsibility. All Lower School teachers share in covering routine duties, attending weekly faculty meetings, and engaging in professional learning on a regular basis.
SUMMIT’S LOWER SCHOOL:
Summit’s Lower School is committed to progressive principles of education. Respect for children and confidence in their natural capacity to learn –and to enjoy learning—are key. The program at all grade levels centers on experiential learning within an integrated curriculum. Our approach emphasizes a nurturing environment and challenging curriculum that includes open-ended inquiry and problem solving, collaborative projects, and exposure to a wide range of learning experiences. The teacher role is a fully professional one: in addition to taking full responsibility for students’ learning in core subject areas and their emotional growth, classroom teachers individually and collectively are the creators of the curriculum. The faculty is actively engaged in ongoing professional learning and curriculum development, both as grade level teams and in division-wide initiatives.