Turning Point School seeks a Lower Elementary Co-Teacher for 2018-19 to foster students’ intellectual, social-emotional, and ethical growth. A full-time member of the Lower Elementary Faculty, this Co-Teacher will work alongside a faculty committed to innovating their teaching practices and will report to the Elementary Division Head.
Turning Point School is an independent school that provides harmony between the structure of a rigorous academic program and the freedom that guides each child through the many academic, emotional, creative, physical, social, and ethical turning points the preschool, elementary, and middle school years present. We succeed when our students become responsible, well-balanced adults who are confident, honest, knowledgeable, community-focused, globally oriented, joyful, and well prepared to face a challenging and changing world.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work in a supporting capacity to the Head Teacher
Deliver instruction as experience permits and is determined with the instructional team
Develop best practice, and implement long and short range plans for differentiated classroom instruction
Thorough and thoughtful review homework and work with individual students, as needed
Follow the Head Teacher’s lead in facilitating the social, emotional, and academic development of students
Play an integral role in preparing an indoor learning environment and supervising an outdoor learning environment in line with our whole child instructional philosophy
Attend weekly faculty meetings
Participate in professional development
Perform other related duties as required
The aforementioned essential duties and responsibilities have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees of this nature. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.
Knowledge of student-centered, collaborative, and inquiry-based teaching methodologies
Proven ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team
Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-through skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all constituents in an evolving diverse, inclusive community
Proven cultural competence in a diversity responsive community
Desire for ongoing professional development, particularly as related to academic and cultural competencies
High degree of professional behavior, including discretion, judgment, and integrity
Passion for their desire to teach and to learn from young people
Willingness to take risks and seize leadership opportunities as they arise
Commitment to staying current with research on best practice
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred
Experience in or familiarity with independent schools preferred