New Roads is a K-12 college-preparatory, independent school set on two campuses in Los Angeles, and Santa Monica, California. At the heart of New Roads’ philosophy is the belief that all children deserve access to education that places traditional academic pursuits in contemporary context, engaging students’ hearts and minds to prepare for the challenges of our ever-evolving world. Unique among private schools, New Roads strives to have a student body and faculty that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles by prioritizing socio-economic and racial diversity. Weaving together the kaleidoscope of communities that makes up Los Angeles, we inspire our students to become creative thinkers, committed citizens, and compassionate human beings.
Born of a felt responsibility to prepare young people for the world that awaits them, New Roads School seeks to spark enduring curiosity, to promote personal, social political, cultural and moral understanding, to instill respect for the life and ecology of the earth, and to foster the sensitivity to embrace life’s deep joys and mysteries.
New Roads uses a highly collaborative model with co-teachers in grades K and 1. Both teachers are lead teachers. Candidates should have at least three years teaching experience at the lower elementary level, preferably in an independent school.
We are looking for a full-time Second Grade Teacher who will:
- Work in a highly collaborative relationship to develop and implement a creative and challenging curriculum
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education
- Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community
- Have experience and interest in differentiated instruction and a project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning
- Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter and effectiveness in teaching
- Demonstrate an ability to assess students at their appropriate developmental levels
- Have a strong background in math and reading instruction at the lower elementary level
- Be able to differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so students are appropriately engaged and challenged
- Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner
- Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities
- Possess strong communication skills with parents and students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty
- Have solid organizational, communication and writing skills
- Possess excellent classroom management skills
- Have passion for personal and professional growth
Please forward your resume and letter of interest to Ryan Hawley, Assistant Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org.