The Stanwich School is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic head teacher for a combined kindergarten/first grade homeroom. The head teacher will be responsible for carrying out a program that meets the academic and emotional needs of all students. We expect that Stanwich faculty will teach children with kindness, patience and creativity, and maximize each child’s potential in a positive and safe environment.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:
Plan a program that helps each student achieve learning objectives and curriculum goals
Prepare engaging lessons using a variety of instructional methods and materials
Coordinate with other K/1 teacher to maintain consistency in curriculum
Adapt standard teaching methods to meet different student needs and interests
Create a positive and structured classroom environment that is conducive to learning
Develop and implement a classroom management system in alignment with Responsive Classroom
Incorporate social/emotional learning objectives into instruction and infuse Stanwich values and mission into daily work
Observe, evaluate and record children's academic and social progress
Use a variety of assessments and use data to drive instruction
Develop positive parent teacher relationships
Provide feedback to parents, guardians and administration
Prepare and distribute written reports
Collaborate with colleagues and be a team player
Perform required administrative duties including attending staff meetings
Assist in planning and implementing school programs and other activities
Uphold all school policies and procedures in a supportive and positive manner
Founded in 1998, The Stanwich School is a thriving, independent, co-educational day school located in the suburban community of Greenwich, Connecticut, approximately 35 miles from New York City. The School inaugurated its charter year with 72 students in grades K-2; since then, a new grade has been added each year. The School currently serves 425 students in grades Pre-K through 10, expanding through Grade 12 by 2014. The Stanwich School has experienced dramatic enrollment growth, obtained full accreditation from the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and established itself among the top academic schools in the region.
Our students are a community of learners currently in pre-kindergarten through Grade 10 (expanding through grade 12). Students reside in Greenwich and surrounding towns in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Students are grouped in five houses: the Pre-K Cottage (Pre-K), the Primary House (grades K-3), the Intermediate House (grades 4-6), the Junior House (grades 7-9), and the Senior House (grades 10-12).
Character education is an essential element of The Stanwich School experience. This character-culture is cultivated through daily assemblies as we...ll as weekly values and ethics classes for students. Families, too, are an integral part of the values program at Stanwich. In addition to having values-focused parent workshops, parents participate in monthly values assignments and are required to sign a Code of Conduct. Stanwich School is a vibrant institution with the flexibility to react to emerging educational needs and adapt to a changing world. In both the curricular and co-curricular (arts, athletics, community service, clubs) programs, students are challenged and supported in their leadership and ethical development through collaborative endeavors and individual pursuits to make appropriate decisions and to take responsibility for those decisions.