Moravian Academy is seeking a passionate and dynamic first grade teacher.
This is a full time faculty position in a first grade classroom. The class size is small, with up to 18 students. This teacher will be responsible for designing and delivering all classroom instruction to serve the Academy’s first grade curriculum including math, language arts, social studies and science. This teacher will collaborate with the other first grade and special teachers and design activities to reach the full potential of each student in mind, body, and spirit. This position reports to the director of the Lower School.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as first grade homeroom teacher
Facilitate hands-on exploration, student collaboration and curiosity-filled experiences
Support meaningful partnerships with parents and families using online tools, emails, and phone calls
Demonstrate knowledge of developmental stages in children with targeted strategies to attend to social and emotional needs of each child
Create meaningful partnerships with parents and families, including regular communications through school-supplied online tools, emails, and phone calls.
Write narrative reports every trimester
Participate in professional collaboration including committee and divisional meetings, cross-divisional efforts, and grade-team meetings
Perform duties and coverages outside of the classroom across the Lower School
Submit digital materials, including a letter of intent, resume and statement of educational philosophy, to email@example.com. Address letter of intent to Ms. Susan Parent, Lower School Director.
A Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education
3-5 years of teaching experience as an early childhood or elementary classroom teacher; certification preferred.
Preference will be given to applicants with a previous background in independent schools and those trained in Developmental Designs, Responsive Classroom, or a similar SEL program.
About Moravian Academy
Founded in 1742, Moravian Academy is a coeducational primer-grade 12 independent college preparatory school. The Academy, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has an enrollment of over 700 students. The school has three divisions: the lower school (primer-grade 5), the middle school (grades 6-8) and the upper school (grades 9-12). Our lower and middle schools are located in historic downtown Bethlehem and the upper school is located on a bucolic 120-acre campus in Bethlehem Township, approximately 6 miles from the downtown campus. Moravian Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, and the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education.
Moravian Academy is a church-related school whose Moravian tradition affirms that young people best realize their potential in an atmosphere of love and understanding. We seek to promote the child’s full development in mind, body and spirit. Since 1742, our tradition has encouraged sound innovations to meet the contemporary challenges while recognizing the permanence of basic human values.