The Calhoun School, a leading progressive, independent, co-educational day school in Manhattan, seeks a full time Lower School Head Teacher to begin in August, 2018.
The Lower School Head Teacher reports to the Director of the Lower School and works in conjunction with, the LS teaching team, LS Curriculum coordinator and Learning Specialists, and the Head of School with the development, implementation, and progression of the Calhoun curriculum, and the success of its students. The Lower School Head Teacher teaches language arts, math, science, social studies and cares for the social and emotional growth of the children in their class.
Essential Job Functions:
Prepare and execute lessons in the designated subject areas in accordance with the curriculum of Calhoun, its mission, philosophy of progressive education
Develop, review, and update curriculum and curriculum maps as needed in conjunction with the Lower School teaching team and Lower School Director
Maintain anecdotal and assessment records to inform thoughtful, comprehensive narrative reports while assessing students in a meaningful and progressive manner
Provide differentiated and small group instruction based on the learning modalities of students
Plan and work closely with grade level teaching teams
Collaboration and Communication:
Collaborate with colleagues both intra- and cross-departmentally to share best practices and ensure student progress
Attend faculty meetings and conferences as needed
Maintain consistent relationships with families, including phone calls, emails and conferences
Engage in the wider life of the School Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with Calhoun’s mission and values
Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of Early Childhood Development
Experience in designing and evaluating curriculumInterest in working in a progressive and humanistic school
Flexibility and ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in related field preferred
At least 3-5 years of teaching experience with early elementary students
Commitment to Diversity Work:
Calhoun is committed to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community. Teachers must be willing learners and participants in supporting this work
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
Calhoun is committed to recruiting, hiring and supporting a diverse staff and welcomes applicants of all gender, sexuality, religious, ethnic, racial and cultural identities. Calhoun does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of one’s actual or perceived race; color; religion; sex/gender (including gender identity); creed; sexual orientation; marital status; pregnancy; ethnicity; national origin; ancestry; age; disability.