The classroom teacher is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in an independent K-12 school environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Teachers within grade and/or subject levels work as a team under the supervision of the Division Head and are full-time exempt employees. This position is eligible for full benefits.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Actively supports the mission of The Fletcher School in the execution of his/her role and responsibilities.
Plans, prepares and delivers lesson plans and instructional materials that are structured, multi-sensory and targeted to individual learning styles in order to facilitate active learning and assist students in achieving their potential.
Ensures that curriculum, lesson plans and evaluations are in accordance with established school procedures and pedagogy.
Collaborates with grade-level team to achieve optimum outcome for each student.
Teach up to six course sections or the equivalent of beginning to advanced Spanish.
Teach Spanish using developmentally-appropriate experiences, projects and lessons to enhance learning.
Teach conversational Spanish through the use of common phrases, vocabulary development, basic grammar, spelling and pronunciation.
Teach students about Spanish language, literature, culture, and history through the development of interactive and engaging lessons.
Instructs and monitors students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
Uses relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
Manages student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures in accordance with the disciplinary systems of the School.
Provides appropriate feedback and encouragement to students on their work.
Monitors the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
Maintains accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
Participates in grade-level, school, and parent meetings.
Communicates necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student and development.
Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities.
Prepares classroom for class activities.
Provides a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
Demonstrates preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
Encourages parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
Participates in Professional Learning Program, Professional Learning Communities, and other appropriate professional activities.
Participates in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed.
Works as a member of a team; support a collegial working environment that includes other departments and areas.
Other duties as may be assigned.
BA/BS degree in Spanish or education or a related field from an accredited institution with fluency in the Spanish language.
3 to 5 years teaching experience.
Demonstrate advanced or native proficiency in Spanish.
Must possess strong Spanish and English communication skills, both written and oral, and engaging interpersonal skills.
Training or experience in Special Education, English, Written Expression or a related field.
Have attended or willingness to attend Orton-Gillingham Associate level course or above.
Have or willingness to obtain Apple Teacher certification.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
A criminal history background check is required of all employees.
A drug test is required of all employees.
Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Fletcher School participates in the E-Verify program.
References will be required; transcripts may be required.
The Fletcher School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. All employment decisions at The Fletcher School are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, disability, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal or state laws or regulations. The Fletcher School will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
About The Fletcher School
The Fletcher School is a non-profit, independent school offering a comprehensive educational program designed to build the academic, social and emotional competence of students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD. The program enables students in grades K-12 to experience success and embrace their unique talents. The Fletcher School program offers a student to teacher ratio of six to one (6:1) and is based on the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing, spelling, math, and all subject areas as part of a total language system. Instruction is sequential, cumulative, and repetitious in order to achieve mastery and ensure success for the student.