5th Grade Lead Homeroom Teacher (18/19 School Year)
Mackintosh Academy - Boulder
March 11, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
Mackintosh Academy, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades K through 8th, is seeking a Fifth Grade Homeroom Teacher for the 2018–2019 academic year. Mackintosh Academy presents an exceptional opportunity to work with bright, dedicated, and creative students and colleagues in a highly innovative and naturally beautiful setting.
We seek a candidate who values the balance of intellectually challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research-based practices. Our excellent student-teacher ratios allow for individualized instruction and education of the whole child. This lead homeroom teacher would be responsible for teaching in a self-contained classroom, working collaboratively with an Assistant or Intern Teacher to implement an academically strong, child-centered and differentiated curriculum to gifted children. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and training in working with children at this level.
Works closely with an Assistant or Intern Teacher to coordinate homeroom instruction using a variety of best curricular approaches including: word study, writers and reading workshop, conceptual and manipulative-based math approaches, inquiry/hands-on science, and integrated and thematic social studies.
Coordinates IB planning and implementation via a highly collaborative relationship with other grade-levels, specialist teachers, and curriculum coordinators.
Facilitates the social and emotional development of the students. Key components of our daily life include: morning meetings, class meetings, service and leadership opportunities, class and school-wide agreements, rituals, routines, and all-school gatherings.
Implements a variety of instructional and assessment methods including integrated use of educational technology, design-thinking, experiential education, and project-based learning.
Organize and lead the capstone PYP “exhibition” unit for 5th
Maintains solid frequent and effective communication with home, colleagues and administration.
Participates in staff meetings, retreats, and on various committees.
Supports the overall mission of Mackintosh Academy.
Please send/email cover letter, resumé, statement of educational philosophy, and supporting materials to:
Mackintosh Academy is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters preferred. Knowledge of gifted children a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive and commensurate with experience/training
About Mackintosh Academy - Boulder
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