The Middle School Writing teacher position is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, dedicated individual to be a significant contributor to an outstanding faculty. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, student-centered, success-oriented individual who embraces the mission of Charlotte Preparatory School and upholds the Four Pillars of Leadership - Respect, Integrity, Perseverance and Courage. The ideal candidate will also be willing to make a significant commitment to the school community both within the defined school day and beyond.
The Middle School Writing teacher will have the primary responsibility for planning, programming, and teaching all 4 grades of our middle school (5-8) according to the following schedule: 6th and 8th grades in Semester I and 5th and 7th grades in Semester II. The Writing teacher also teaches a Study Skills class. The teacher will be responsible for evaluating and reporting for all students in his or her classes. He or she will be responsible for establishing a positive, encouraging, appropriate relationship with students in which they are both held to high standards and supported in their attempts to meet them. A love of students and complete dedication to their success, combined with a passion for writing, effective professional skills, a positive, team-centered personality, and a dedication to life-long learning are all necessary for teaching success at Charlotte Prep. He or she will work with other teachers and staff as a contributing team member to present a cooperative and positive adult work environment.
This is a full time, 10-month position.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
Teach area of specialty to students, utilizing course of study adopted by Charlotte Preparatory School.
Serve as Student Advisor to instruct students in citizenship and character development.
Develop lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and small group instruction, and to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
Maintain lesson plans and pacing schedules as part of curriculum mapping
Use a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc to facilitate higher level thinking development.
Translate lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional and positive learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports (as needed) and report cards.
Communicate with parents through conferences, phone calls, and e-mail to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, behavioral and learning challenges.
Maintain professional competence through professional growth activities.
Participate cooperatively with the Head of Middle School to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with school guidelines.
Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day, such as recess, lunch and breaks.
Participate in grade level, division, and full faculty meetings, and serve on school committees as required.
Attend divisional and school-wide required events (e.g. prep-planning, Open Houses, conferences, etc.)
Dress and behave professionally as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Present a positive image of Charlotte Preparatory School to the outside community, including social networking sites.
Supervise students during Field Trips, dances, and other events.
Other duties as assigned by Head of Middle School or Head of School.
Directly reports to the Head of Middle School.
Bachelor’s degree in English, History or related subject from accredited university required; Masters or other advanced degree preferred.
A valid teaching certificate is preferred but not required.
A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in a middle school and independent school setting is preferred.
Team orientation – able to work effectively with all members of the school, including the administrative team, other faculty members, parents, and students.
Strong communication and organizational skills with high levels of attention to detail.
Positive, enthusiastic, flexible and warm personality.
Strong work ethic, proactive, and success-oriented.
Please direct resume and cover letter to Christie Cole by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Preparatory School is Charlotte, North Carolina's leading independent TK-8 school. Located in the southeast area of the city, Charlotte Prep currently serves approximately 400 students. The entire school, from its Montessori Early School to its Middle School leadership program, is built upon three guiding principles: Charlotte Prep is research-based, it is student-centered, and it is c...arefully designed for student success. Charlotte Prep lives its mission of "fostering lifelong learning and providing an exemplary educational experience founded on academic excellence, positive character, and leadership development in a diverse, inclusive community" to a level rarely found in most schools. The results are stellar: Charlotte Prep graduates matriculate to top day and boarding schools around the country and routinely win top awards there. For a better look at this dynamic, growing school, visit the Charlotte Prep website at www.charlotteprep.org.