Participate in learning events and interdisciplinary units as applicable
Impart a personal passion for math concepts and its relevancy
Rely on knowledge of pedagogical practices to differentiate and for students to learn in mixed age groups
Use varied assessment models presented by the departing teacher, and according the FASPS Assessment Policy
Respect Middle School guidelines and deadlines for assessing and reporting
Communicate with families through a variety of forums
Leverage technology in the classroom
Show engagement in collaboration and teamwork
Ability to do the duties assigned
Please contact Stacy Chandler, Middle School Head, at your earliest convenience should you be interested in this position. Please send your resume, a letter of interest and 3 references should you care to apply.
General FASPS Teacher Job Description:
Position Title: Teacher
Reports to: Division Head
Hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience; benefits are included.
Workload will not exceed 37.5 hours/week including classroom preparation, student supervision and meetings.
Teachers are responsible for implementing the mission and philosophy of the school, as well as working in collaboration with their counterparts in the French or English Curriculum. Working towards harmonization between the English Curriculum and the French Curriculum is a priority.
Teachers are part of an internationally diverse community of teachers and learners with a willingness to adapt to the unique program at FASPS. They are passionate about working with students, have knowledge of current educational practices and strategies, and are able to use flexible and innovative pedagogical techniques appropriate to a variety of learning styles.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE A valid teaching diploma or other legal credentials required for all teachers.
Employees should keep all relevant certifications current.
SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS
Acquire knowledge of the mission and the philosophy of the school. Work to support and achieve those goals.
Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students.
Assess own instructional effectiveness through professional development.
Participate in ongoing, regular faculty and team meetings, as well as professional development opportunities both in and out of school.
Collaborate with peers to develop, plan, and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.
Always keep the students' needs and rights first and foremost in any educational decision making.
Have a working knowledge of and implement School Curriculum Content and Grade Level Expectations
Be punctual and in regular attendance.
Demonstrate responsible behavior towards attendance and work schedule.
Give immediate notice to the school if unable to report to duty due to illness or otherwise.
Maintain a professional appearance, general decorum, and behavior that conforms to professional status in the community.
Take special care in the use and protection of all school property and materials.
Follow school requirements and stay with the students at all times when in charge; promote school policies and regulations at all times during school hours.
Follow school procedures in case of emergency.
Demonstrate ethical behavior.
Be knowledgeable of and follow school policies and procedures, in particular those dealing with confidentiality, cross-cultural understanding, discipline, harassment and communication.
Promote an atmosphere of respect for students and adults.
Work to support the school philosophy.
Address conflicts with colleagues at first with the concerned employee, then with the Director.
Follow discipline guidelines promoted by the school.
Support discipline measures decided by other teachers.
Participate in in-service activities as requested.
Attend and participate in case conferences as requested by the Director.
Refer all inquiries and concerns about a student to the concerned teachers, and to the Director if so needed.
Prepare at a time when not responsible for supervising students.
Establish developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and communicate those to students and their families.
Create lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful, and interesting as well as Multicultural/Gender/Ability.
Select, adapt, and individualize materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skills.
Teach students the required curricula using strategies that foster bilingual skills.
Collaborate and communicate regularly with families in making educational decisions and use family and community resources to support learning.
Assess students' developmental, cognitive, and social needs and provide appropriate instruction to meet those needs.
Regularly assess student learning by using multiple forms of assessment.
Facilitate positive interactions between student and teacher, student and peers, and student and other adults.
Every teacher is subject to the rules and regulations contained in the school’s handbook.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is primarily performed in the school environment. The school is dynamic with a high level of activity. Work may also be performed at other sites for field trips.
Must be able to:
Lift 40 pounds
Stand up to 95% of the day
Assume postures in low level positions that best allow for physical and visual contact with children
Sustain a high level of energy
Bend to perform various tasks numerous times throughout the day
Stoop, sit on the floor
Move from a seated position to a standing position promptly to respond to emergency situations
Perform all activities with children (i.e. jump, dance, walk, run, etc.) for extended periods of time
Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor the environment and children's well-being.
Depending upon activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities, or fieldtrips and overnight trips.