In an elementary learning environment, the EL lead teacher plans, organizes, and implements an appropriate instructional program and classroom operation that advances the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment.
Plans, prepares and delivers lesson plans and instructional materials and experiences that facilitate active and meaningful learning in a logical sequence.
Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and assessment that are in accordance with established practices, using adopted curricula, and meeting established learning objectives and expectations.
Instructs and facilitates students’ use of learning materials and equipment
Designs a differentiated and globally integrated curriculum which includes project based, student initiative driven units and labs, incorporates hands on learning and adventurous out of box thinking experiments with location, digital communication and content integration.
Tracks and documents student performance using a variety of formative and summative assessment; communicates student progress (conferences, written evaluation, work samples, and written weekly correspondence).
Maintains accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
Sets high standards for student behavior and establishes and maintains appropriate student behavior in the classroom, school building and school grounds and exercises due care for the health, safety and well-being of the students in accordance with Galloway’s philosophy and policies
Encourages and monitors individual student progress; develops and plans learning objectives based on documented progress including revising/adapting program or teaching strategies when necessary
Manages class efficiently including limiting transition time and use of techniques that require students to fully participate in the learning.
Assists in students’ development of time management and organizational skills
Actively participates in professional development, curriculum development, and class, grade, and level meetings
Effectively communicates necessary information regarding students’ progress to students, colleagues, administration, and parents
Establishes an organized and prepared classroom including a logical physical set up and maintenance of bulletin boards
Directs and manages the work and responsibilities of the assistant teacher including: communicating expectations, assigning teaching responsibilities, providing feedback on instructional and/or other relevant aspects of the job, modeling best teaching practices, mentoring assistant teacher, and development of the individual’s understanding of school and level policies, expectations and orientation
Demonstrates a desire to improve by collaborating with colleagues and seeking feedback on teaching practices
Participates responsibly in regularly assigned duties including, but not limited to carpool, playground, and orderliness of shared areas
Participates in the life of the school by attending school sponsored activities
Performs all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
B.A./B.S. in elementary education or related field
Masters degree preferred
Four years or more of teaching experience required
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others including colleagues, parents, administration
Proven ability to maintain complete confidentiality in all matters.
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills including punctuality, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.
Diagnostic approach to teaching
Models standards of a professional educator
Licenses and Certifications:
Georgia Teaching Certificate required
Specialized Skills and Knowledge:
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology
General classroom conditions
Lifting up to 20 pounds, standing, walking, sitting, reaching, operating computer and other office and classroom equipment
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiated based on years of experience and degree earned