St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified full-time first grade teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a ten-month position beginning in July.
The successful candidate will have…
excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues;
a minimum of 3 years of experience teaching (preferably in a K-5 setting); and
a bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred, though not required.
The ideal candidate will have…
planned and implemented innovative lessons in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies;
demonstrated an understanding of developmental stages and issues common during the early elementary years;
familiarity with current best practices in early elementary education including emergent literacy techniques;
a passion for supporting children as they grow and learn;
a commitment to experiential learning;
worked actively to cultivate an inclusive environment and support a school community grounded in empathy, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences;
employed effective classroom management skills;
used a variety of instructional strategies and assessment methods to meet the cognitive and affective needs of all students;
familiarity with Singapore Math and/or Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach;
integrated technology effectively into student learning;
demonstrated kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, investment in continued learning and professional growth, and management skills;
superior communication skills (both oral and written) and ability collaborate and interact with parents effectively;
willingness to immerse in school culture and attend school gatherings and events;
maintained accurate and timely documentation of grades, behavior, academic concerns, and parent communication.
St. Michael’s Episcopal School provides children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops the Christian values of kindness, respect, acceptance, integrity, responsibility, resilience, and compassion. The K-8 co-educational community is small enough (375 students and 48 faculty-staff) for everyone to know one another, and large enough to provide rich curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Its student-teacher ratio is 10:1, and average class size 18 to 19 students. In August of 2018, our Lower School is moving into a brand new building on the 70-acre campus that currently houses our Middle School. Students hail from 29 different zip codes. At St. Michael’s, we do small in a BIG way! Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving its mission and thus considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
As Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River, St. Michael’s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in the arts, sports, clubs and robotics. We are proud of our graduates who are praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning. Our K-8 co-educational school draws students from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield and Powhatan. St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 1:11. Most classes average 20 students.The Lower School, which serves approximately 240 kindergarten through fifth graders, is located on the fourteen acre Bon Air Campus in Chesterfield County. The Middle School, which serves approximately 135 sixth through eighth graders, is located just 10 minutes away on the scenic thirty acre W.E. and Dale Harman Singleton Campus. Established in 1957 by St. Michael’s Epis...copal Church, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).