An Upper School classroom teacher collaborates with the relevant Department Chair and reports to the Upper School Director. The standard load includes serving as an advisor, teaching four classes, and a fifth significant contribution to the community such as leading a co-curricular program, coaching a sport, or teaching an extra section of a class.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: - Genuine interest and skill in working with young people - A higher-level appreciation of one’s discipline - Good planning and organizational skills - Effective communication skills - Imagination and flexibility - Comfort using digital platforms and a willingness to explore opportunities to integrate technology into instructional practices and innovate accordingly - An openness to collaboration and a continuing commitment to critical reflection on one’s practice - An appreciation and commitment to different learning needs and differentiated instruction - Commitment to creating inclusive environments in which each member feels comfortable and accepted as part of a respectful community in which differences and commonalities are appreciated and valued
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Provides an inclusive, imaginative and engaging learning environment that welcomes all students and recognizes their varying learning styles - Prepares daily and long-range lesson plans - Posts resources electronically and observe resource guidelines - Works collaboratively with colleagues in the department - Assesses individual and group skills, using a variety of assessment instruments - Develops curricular tasks that require each student to think, to respect and learn from others, to contribute ideas and supported opinions, and to exercise self-discipline and persistence - Offers additional help to students outside of class during free periods and office hours - Communicates constructively with parents - Keeps appropriate and accurate records in learning management system - Completes report cards and progress reports professionally and punctually
- Participates in appropriate committee work within the school community
- Pursues professional development opportunities, both individually and collaboratively - Participates in extracurricular activities and supervisory assignments which enhance the quality of school life - Provides positive role-modeling for students - Responds to student issues by referral to school counseling and/or appropriate administrative staff - Reads and conforms to the policies and procedures in the Employee Handbook - Know the procedures for dealing with issues of an emergency nature - Represents the school in a professional manner - Other duties as assigned
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.