The Swain School, a Preschool through grade 8 independent school located in the Lehigh Valley area of southeastern Pennsylvania, seeks a Beginning School Collaborative Teacher (grades Preschool, Prekindergarten or Kindergarten). The school seeks candidates who are innovative, technology savvy, have a firm grasp on teaching pedagogy, and embrace the unique developmental stages of Early Childhood.
Teachers at Swain are dedicated to creating vibrant classroom communities that inspire students to achieve academic excellence, develop a strong sense of character and act responsibly in a changing world. Swain teachers meet regularly and work collaboratively within disciplines and across divisions and are actively involved in the life of the school outside their classrooms.
Support the lead teacher in all aspects of the day-to-day classroom operations
Possess a passion for teaching and children
Adapt instructional methods to meet the needs of diverse learners’ academic, social and emotional growth
Support the lead teacher in conducting assessments and preparing the reporting of student progress and performance
Attend divisional, full-faculty, and parent meetings as needed
Maintain a well-managed, mutually respectful, and welcoming classroom environment
Engage in continued professional development
Passion for teaching and children
Experience teaching Early Childhood aged students
Training in research-based best practices and current teaching methods
Experience applying Responsive Classroom, Singapore Math, and Wilson Fundations a plus
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
About The Swain School
At The Swain School, we provide the environment in which Preschool - 8th graders can thrive.We embrace their individuality and diversity. We focus on excellence in academics, integrated with the arts, athletics and technology. In a warm, welcoming and supportive environment, our students develop their own leadership skills and self-confidence … an appreciation of character values, such as honesty, integrity and compassion … and become aware of the global community with an emphasis on stewardship.Our graduates tell us that the transition from a smaller, nurturing environment to a larger secondary school setting is an easy one for them. They feel prepared, both personally and academically, to make their place in the world.