Working with the head of school and department head for our lower school, the ideal lead teacher for our second grade classroom will help develop and guide the academic and social-emotional growth of children in our grade 2 classroom.
For sixty years, Selwyn School has been an educational beacon in north Texas. Relocated to Argyle from its prior campus in Denton, Selwyn continues to prosper and grow. The environment here is student-focused. We develop students that are capable, empathetic, problem-solving, creative, capable of critical thought and effective communication and able to find and pursue their own paths as global citizens. Your contributions will be instrumental to continuing this legacy.
Responsibilities will include:
Contributing to the curriculum and guidance over grade 2 and lower school education.
Teaching and managing our second grade class and other lower school-related activities as needed, adopting the pedagogy and philosophies of education promoted by our school’s academic leadership.
Partnering with other teachers and staff as needed.
Communicating regularly and effectively with parents, peers and leadership on school and student issues, progress, challenges, successes.
Evaluating student performance, social development, behavior, health and intellectual growth, reporting on these periodically through school-defined systems and processes. Planning and conducting parent-teacher conferences during designated periods and as otherwise needed.
Establishing clear objectives for students and providing the tools and lessons to attain them.
Attend all mandatory faculty meetings and other school events.
Knowledge of student and faculty handbooks and other school rules, and enforcement within school guidelines.
Having a clear understanding of our school mission and values, and using these as the foundation for all planning, education and activity.
Other responsibilities and activities as directed by the Head of School and Lower School Department Head.
General Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will:
Hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in elementary education or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university. Advanced degree(s) are a plus.
Have at least 3 years lower or middle school classroom experience, ideally in an independent school. Certification in said area(s) or active pursuit of certification is a plus.
Be capable of designing lessons for grade 2 students and teaching these lessons, both independently and as part of integrated lower school projects (e.g. lesson that integrates science, math, technology).
Have the ability to tailor an innovative, engaging educational approach to the particular needs of a class or student, delivering an education that effectively motivates every student to their potential and reflects our school’s mission and pedagogy.
When needed, help develop a class / program budget and manage expenses within this budget.
On and off campus, represent Selwyn School in a way that positively builds our brand image and motivates people to learn more about the school.
Help develop and execute school events and programs as needed.
Comply with all applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations regarding teaching lower school children.
Have unimpeachable ethics, honesty, respect for all and a deep desire to work on behalf of students and the people who serve them.
Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as required by school leadership.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Leveraging a modern understanding of effective education, develop and teach a variety of lessons to second grade students and deliver these lessons both indoors and outdoors.
Have and continuously develop current knowledge of English, Mathematics, History,
Partner with other teachers and assistances and working effectively with department heads, the head of school and school leadership.
Serve as a leader and role model, exhibiting the character, understanding, demeanor, resilience and leadership expected of all professionals at our school.
Effectively communicate with students, families and school administration and adapt as needed to meet the needs of our students. Engage parents regularly to help improve student development.
Team productively with peers and leadership.
Work on an Apple-centric IT platform and learn various online applications and systems.
Comply with all staff, state and school requirements, including the Faculty and Staff Handbook. Represent Selwyn School well, on and off campus, exhibiting professionalism, ethical behavior and respect. Maintain all records as required by the school and governmental licensing bureaus. Be on campus on the schedule required by the Head.
Proactively engage in self-development each year to improve effectiveness, working with department head to schedule teacher development.
Other duties as assigned.
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and other employee screening as required. A USA-valid and current drivers license and record in good standing is required.
Salary will be discussed with eligible candidates. Selwyn School offers health and dental benefits and school holidays.
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About Selwyn School
The Selwyn School is nestled on a 10-acre campus in Argyle, just outside of the bustling city of Denton and close to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. Selwyn's campus offers students a relaxed Texas-rustic feel in which to learn and grow. The 10-acre wooded campus provides Selwyn students an opportunity to study life, earth and physical sciences in a hands-on environment both in and out of the classroom. For more information visit our website at https://selwynschool.org.
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