The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, a pluralistic community Jewish day school, seeks qualified candidates to fill an anticipated opening for the position of Kindergarten General Studies Teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year.
This teaching position will require an individual who demonstrates a passion for early childhood education and a palpable love for and warmth with young children, while instructing students in the General Studies curricular areas of Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Candidates will possess the following skills in and dispositions toward education:
a “whole-child” approach to teaching and learning that focuses on growth in academic, social-emotional, physical, and spiritual domains
a progressive approach to education
excellent written and verbal communication skills
strong classroom management skills
skills to create a joyful, interactive and engaging learning environment for early childhood age children
comfort with pro-active parent collaboration
experience with integrating technology into teaching practice
interest in partnering with colleagues within and across subject disciplines
a commitment to fostering an inclusive and communal learning environment
openness to professional reflection and feedback
Experience with the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop model of instruction and the Fountas and Pinnell curriculum and assessment program is highly desirable.
A Bachelor’s degree in Education is required, with a Master’s degree preferred and a minimum of three to five years’ of successful, formal teaching experience in a public or independent school. A Master’s degree or Maryland State Department of Education certification in Early Childhood is also preferred. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and references to www.cesjds.org/careers include Job Code GS200.
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with background and experience.