Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School is seeking joyful, energetic and dedicated early elementary teachers for the 2017-2018 academic school year. Located in Washington DC, Beauvoir welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds, pre-kindergarten through third grade. We are committed to our core values holding childhood, creativity, curiosity, courage and collaboration at the center of our work. Beauvoir is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and D.C Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
Teacher Description and Expectations
Plan, prepare and deliver schemes of work, lesson plans and projects that demonstrate a distinguished knowledge of content and pedagogy appropriate for early childhood students
Develop and implement plans for the curriculum program and facilitate active learning showing written evidence of preparation as required.
Exhibit a strong ability to organize work, set and adjust priorities, meet deadlines, and execute multiple concurrent tasks; anticipate needs and respond accordingly, and to perform with an appropriate degree of initiative.
Plan and use appropriate instructional/learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflects accommodations for individual needs of students assigned
Use technologies in the teaching/learning process to support and enhance instruction and learning
Provide appropriate written/oral feedback on student work, and work with grade-level team to assign developmentally appropriate and relevant homework when appropriate.
Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies
Observe and assess student performance and development
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development, including anecdotal notes and or written reports
Prepare required written formal and informal reports on student progress and development
Communicate necessary information regularly to student, colleagues and families regarding student progress and needs
Participate in grade level, school, and parent meetings
Prepare and nurture a positive emotional climate in the classroom
Manage student behavior and classroom routines by establishing and upholding values and procedures aligned with the Responsive Classroom best practices and Beauvoir’s social curriculum
Demonstrate enthusiasm for the mission of the school and for working collaboratively with fellow faculty members to fulfill and support the strategic initiatives and vision of the school
Exemplify collaboration that supports an authentic and inclusive school community.
Actively seek and participate in professional development activities and programs
Demonstrate mature judgment and discretion; maintain confidentiality and composure under pressure and in situations with students, parents and colleagues
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds within an inclusive school community.
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in education preferred
At least three years of demonstrated experience in teaching in early childhood or early elementary education
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Compatibility with the School’s Core Values of Childhood, Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity and Courage a must; commitment to the School’s Life Rules of Kindness, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty are a must as well.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive.
About Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School
At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.