The McGillis School, an established, independent K-8 school in Salt Lake City, Utah has an opening for a full-time Lower School Teacher (5th grade), beginning Fall 2017.
Successful candidates should have a strong background and a minimum of three years experience teaching elementary school and a degree in education and/or the liberal arts, specifically providing evidence that they are current and competent in the theories and methods of instruction, particularly as they relate to literacy and math. A graduate degree in teaching or equivalent professional experience is preferred.
In addition to excellent teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to embrace fully and convey effectively the qualities described in McGillis’s Purpose-Mission-Values statement, Diversity statement, and K-2 Core Program statement.
Lower School Teaching Responsibilities:
Develop daily, weekly, monthly, and annual curriculum
Differentiate instruction within a heterogeneous classroom
Manage a positive and structured classroom environment
Apply numerous assessment techniques
Facilitate large and small group learning; provide students with individual assistance – inside and outside the classroom
Serve as a member of a teaching team
Communicate with parents and colleagues consistently – may include email communication, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings
Monitor student safety at all times
Provide written progress reports three times a year
Work collaboratively with the class teaching assistant; delegate classroom instructional tasks as needed
Attend weekly and monthly faculty meetings
Engage in professional development opportunities as suggested by administration or by seeking opportunities on one’s own
Conduct self in a professional manner at all times
Participate in co-curricular program opportunities (WOW, Family Groups, etc)
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter (which includes a statement of educational philosophy) describing your qualifications and interest and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org or: