Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is seeking a Lower School Head Teacher for the 2018-2019 School Year!
Promotes the education of students by planning and delivering engaging inquiry-based units of study.Creates a safe and nurturing classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social and emotional development of students utilizing the Responsive Classroom approach. Keeps families informed of student progress and potential concerns.
Teaches students by planning and delivering units of study consistent with the Léman mission and IB philosophy, emphasizing inquiry, creativity, and critical thinking.
Develops Personalized Learning Plans (PLP) that address differing levels of academic strengths, including enrichment opportunities that focus on students interest and passions.
Creates differentiated classroom experiences by providing individual and small group instruction to achieve scaffolded support for all learners.
Develops and delivers lesson plans that use a variety of techniques, group discussions, projects, exhibits, field trips, audiovisual and library resources, and technology.
Creates and supports a positive, safe, and nurturing classroom community utilizing Responsive Classroom.
Consistently monitors and reports student achievement through formal and informal assessment both summative and formative.
Assists students in analyzing and improving habits and attitudes of learning.
Counsels students with academic challenges and draws on the school resources for additional academic support.
Identifies and addresses potential behavioral concerns by notifying and/or consulting with appropriate professionals.
Keeps parents informed of all elements of student development including academic performance, attendance, and social-emotional learning through formal and informal communication methods such as parent-teacher conferences, both regularly scheduled and as-needed.
Presents a positive role model for students that supports the mission of the school and demonstrates behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
Collaborates with school staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to school requirements.
Provides student support services by assisting with transitions, recess and lunch duty.
Attends and participates in staff development programs, faculty events and meetings, and serves on staff committees as required (i.e. teacher in-service days).
Attends faculty meetings, participates in educational opportunities, reads professional publications, and participates in professional organizations.
Demonstrates flexibility and a positive attitude toward new challenges and growth opportunities.
Master’s Degree in Education
At least 3 years teaching experience in high-performing school preferred
Experience with Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop
Experience with Everyday Math Curriculum
Experience interpreting and using multiple forms of data to inform instruction
Knowledge and experience developing and assessing curriculum
Experience with integration of instructional technology
Excellent written communication, public speaking and presentations skills
Contact: To be considered for a position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to Jerry Maraia, Head of Lower School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.
About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.
As an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education, Léman Manhattan is the only independent PreK-12 school in New York City with established sister campuses in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our ability to provide students with international learning opportunities is unmatched.
The vision for Léman Manhattan draws deeply from our namesake and sister school, Collège du Léman, one of the world’s most renowned Swiss boarding schools located on the outski...rts of Geneva, with a nearly sixty-year history of educating the sons and daughters of the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts. Together with Léman International School in Chengdu, China, College du Léman and Léman Manhattan operate as a unique consortium of schools that provide students with a truly “Three Campus, One School” experience.