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.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The teacher will:
actively support the mission of The Fletcher School in the execution of his/her role and responsibilities.
teach up to six classes of Upper School Literature.
facilitate challenging and insightful study of literature in small discussion-based classes while teaching the core skills of critical and analytical thinking.
plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that are structured, multisensory, and targeted to individual learning styles in order to facilitate active learning and assist students in achieving their potential.
ensure that curriculum, lesson plans, and evaluations are in accordance with North Carolina state standards and established school procedures and pedagogy.
collaborate with grade-level team to achieve optimum outcome for each student.
instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures in accordance with the disciplinary systems of the School.
provide appropriate feedback and encouragement to students on their work.
monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
advise up to six students with academic guidance and executive functioning skills.
participate in grade-level, school, and parent meetings.
communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
prepare classroom for class activities.
provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
foster a well-structured and engaging learning environment by utilizing effective classroom procedures and routines while showing care, respect, and fairness for all students.
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic, and ability backgrounds
Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
Participate in the Professional Learning Program, Professional Learning Communities, and other appropriate professional activities
Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as requested.
Be a positive team-player and communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, students, and families
Other duties as may be assigned.
BA/BS degree in education with an English or Language Arts focus from an accredited institution.
Three to five years experience teaching language arts.
Training or experience in Special Education preferred.
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.
Experience with Google suite (Classroom, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.) is desirable.
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 will be required.
The Fletcher School recognizes diversity and an inclusive school environment are vital elements of a holistic academic program. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, disability, family or parental status, genetics, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal or state laws or regulations. The Fletcher School prohibits discrimination and 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.
The Fletcher School recognizes diversity and an inclusive school environment are vital elements of a holistic academic program. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, sex, color, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, disability, family or parental status, genetics, veteran status or any other status protected by federal or state laws or regulations. The Fletcher School prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any of these characteristics.