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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
Will maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner.
Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learning process.
Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so all students are appropriately engaged and challenged
Ensure students are engaged through activities and technology that accommodate various learning styles, personality styles, behavioral styles, and the need for physical movement
Collaborate with classroom teachers to create interdisciplinary units that teach grade-level content knowledge and skills through humanities
Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting big goals by frequently checking for understanding and formative assessment
Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/guardians remaining sensitive to different families cultures,values and needs.
Show concern for and nurture the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and aesthetic development.
Show a commitment to supporting the holistic development of the student,both inside and outside of the class
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
Participate in department, school, and parent meetings
Other duties as assigned
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.
Experience and interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist approach teaching and learning, as well as portfolio, authentic, and performance assessment.
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter,including grammar, and effectiveness in teaching.
Desire to teach reading comprehension skills and building vocabulary.
Knowledge of supporting the metacognitive skills and learning strategies to access the disciplines
Knowledge of how to teach students to use textbooks,as well as other resources and genres of literature, as a tool for teaching themselves and comprehending the material
Desire to collaborate across disciplines
Solid organization,communication and writing skills
Excellent classroom management skills
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Understand theories related to middle school students’ developmental milestones and socio-emotional lives
Passion for teaching and understanding of and respect for students’ individual learning styles
Passion for personal and professional growth
B.A. degree required/ M.A. degree preferred in Education or related field.
3+ years teaching experience 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.