The master teacher should bring energy and passion for teaching Lower School students. Other responsibilities and necessary competencies include the following:
Innovative, forward thinking, and growth-minded
Possess a solid understanding of the developmental needs of young children
Provide classroom instruction that is aligned with current best practices and is student-centered
Collaborate and partner with students, parents, and colleagues positively and professionally
Participate actively in the work of the department on curriculum development and pedagogy
Participate actively in the work of the grade level to develop and implement curricular and co-curricular offerings
Participate in other aspects of the School community (i.e. advising a student club, athletics, committees)
The teacher should have training and experience teaching and learning with Lower School students and faculty. A master’s degree is preferred. The teacher must be able to work with young students who vary in ability and learning styles, both nurturing and challenging as necessary. The teacher should have demonstrated success meeting the individual needs of learners and differentiating instruction. The teacher will also possess strong classroom management and organizational skills. References should address the teacher’s skills as well as the ability to collaborate with other adults in an educational setting.
Teacher should possess excellent communication and technology skills; professionalism and grace in dealing with people at all levels; success working with students and colleagues in and outside of the classroom; leadership ability. The teacher must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position.
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."