New Roads is a K-12 college-preparatory, independent school in Santa Monica, California. At the heart of New Roads’ philosophy is the belief that all children deserve access to education that places traditional academic pursuits in contemporary context, engaging students’ hearts and minds to prepare for the challenges of our ever-evolving world. Unique among private schools, New Roads strives to have a student body and faculty that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles by prioritizing socio-economic, racial and cultural diversity. Weaving together the kaleidoscope of communities that makes up Los Angeles, we inspire our students to become creative thinkers, committed citizens, and compassionate human beings.
Born of a felt responsibility to prepare young people for the world that awaits them, New Roads School seeks to spark enduring curiosity, to promote personal, social, political, cultural and moral understanding, to instill respect for the life and ecology of the earth, and to foster the sensitivity to embrace life’s deep joys and mysteries.
The 1st grade Lead Teacher is a professional, experienced and passionate educator with teaching experience at the lower school level.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create age appropriate lesson plans
Attend and participate in curriculum planning meetings
Participate in committee work, faculty meetings, parent coffees and additional duties as assigned
Lead parent conferences and maintain weekly communication with parents throughout the year
Work in a highly collaborative community to develop and implement a creative and challenging curriculum
Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education
Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter and effectiveness in teaching
Demonstrate an ability to assess students at their appropriate developmental levels
Ability to differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so students are appropriately engaged and challenged
Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner
Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities
Communicate with parents and students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty
Demonstrated knowledge of sound pedagogical skills
Strong background in math and reading instruction at the lower elementary level
Experience and interest in differentiated instruction and a project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning
Highly developed writing and organizational skills
Background/interest/passion for teaching language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science in a self contained classroom
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong foundation in child development
Possess excellent classroom management skills
Have passion for personal and professional growth
3+ years teaching experience at the lower elementary level, preferably in an independent school
Bachelor’s Degree in a related educational field required
TO APPLY: go to New Roads Job Board to submit Resume and Cover Letter describing your educational philosophy and how your experience and skills will contribute to the position.