DEPARTMENT: World Languages SUPERVISOR: Middle School Director CLASSIFICATION: Faculty ____________________________________________________________________________
MISSION: The mission of Canterbury School is to develop the whole child by challenging the mind and nourishing the spirit in a diverse community guided by Judeo-Christian values.
SUMMARY: Teachers at Canterbury are passionate, innovative, and dedicated members of the Canterbury community who embrace the unique philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence. Teachers are committed to growth as professionals and individuals, and value and respect every member of the community. Teachers are committed to helping students achieve success and to the mission and values of Canterbury School.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability
levels in the classroom
Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum,
child development, and student abilities
Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and
backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world around them
with a global perspective
Utilizes a variety of assessments and uses data in the classroom to develop lessons and
instructional activities needed
Updates curriculum and materials as needed
Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.
Teaching and Learning Environment:
Creates a learning environment that is motivating and age appropriate, setting clear expectations for classwork and homework while maintaining current books and instructional resources that support the classroom learning
Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and weaknesses and responds promptly and with care to parent concerns. Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators
Maintains an accurate and organized system for monitoring student grades and records. Meets reporting deadlines and requirements and follows school-wide procedures for reporting grades
Prepares well-thought out and thorough conference reports and written documentation on student progress
Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when needed and when possible
Demonstrates strong classroom management skills.
Demonstrates a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as a teacher
Continues to update knowledge of content area
Engages in goal setting and review process with assigned administrator
Attends and participates appropriately in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty
School and Community:
Maintains a positive attitude and approach
Represents the School in the larger community in a positive manner
Assists with projects and school-wide initiatives
Other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The Spanish program serves students in grades 5-8 with a goal of getting them through Level 1 by the end of the 8th grade. Speaking, grammar, reading, writing, literature, and culture are all part of the curriculum and pedagogy. A teacher must also be willing and able to differentiate and support both in class and out those students who demonstrate advanced speaking ability, as we do have a small set of students who come to us from a full immersion elementary school. Middle school teachers are also expected to serve as an advisor and complete a regularly scheduled assortment of faculty duties.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required. Prior teaching experience, a master’s degree, and the ability to contribute meaningfully to extracurricular programming are preferred. Candidates must have excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and the ability to work with independence in dealing with the diverse elements of the academic environment.
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree and experience preferred.
Canterbury School was founded in 1993 as a co-educational Episcopal day school and serves 380 students from PreK through 8th grade. Our PreK-8th grade structure: concentrates resources on the education of young children; our small size means every child is individually known and loved; we educate the whole child: mind, body and spirit; and as an Episcopal School, we have a tradition of strong academics in an environment that values diversity.