The Lower School Homeroom Teacher has primary responsibility for his/her class. The Homeroom Teacher reports to the Director of the Lower School.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Create learning experiences in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
Collaborate with other members of the grade level team to prepare daily and long-range lesson plans that ensure instructional continuity within the grade level.
Collaborate with the Department Chairs of Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies/Science to ensure smooth implementation of curriculum across grade levels and into the Middle School.
Collaborate with the Math Specialist regarding math lesson planning and the administration of the Math Inventory (MI).
Collaborate with the Science Specialist to create science lessons connected to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Coordinate with specialist teachers to encourage integration of their subjects and classroom topics and themes, as appropriate.
Incorporate Lower School programmatic features such as Responsive Classroom, Word Study, the Daily Five, CAFE and MI, according to the expectations established by the Department Chairs and/or Director of the Lower School.
Differentiate instruction, as appropriate, to maximize the learning experience of all students.
Collaborate with Learning Specialists to support the learning of all students.
Build students’ confidence and self-esteem through positive participation opportunities in the classroom and the larger Lower School community.
Reinforce the understanding and development of our shared community values of honesty, compassion, responsibility and respect, as stated in the Husky Promise.
Provide parents with substantive information and feedback on student progress and classroom activity through weekly letters, conference forms twice per year, written progress reports twice per year, and a reasonable amount of correspondence and phone interaction, on an as-needed basis.
Keep appropriate and accurate records of discussions of student performance, and share with the Director of the Lower School, as appropriate.
Perform additional duties, as assigned by Director of the Lower School.
About Flint Hill School
Flint Hill School (www.flinthill.org) is a K-12 coeducational day school enrolling 940 students and is situated on two beautiful and well-equipped campuses encompassing 50 acres in the heart of Fairfax County, just 15 miles west of Washington, DC. Founded in 1956, the school community is comprised of families representing more than ninety countries. Flint Hill, whose mascot is the husky, encourages collaboration, energy, activity and learning.