Highlands School, a progressive 4K – 8th independent school, is currently seeking a skilled and engaging elementary school teacher to assist in a self-contained 3rd grade classroom. The strong candidate will possess deep conceptual knowledge of best practices as well as strong intellectual curiosity, the desire to inspire an appreciation for learning among students, and a strong growth mindset relative to teaching and learning. Knowledge of Math in Focus and reading and writing workshop is desired but not required. In addition, this teacher will be expected to work with the lead teacher to design lessons for all other academic areas including science and social studies while creating a classroom environment that promotes collaborative learning and incorporates project-based units of study to help students develop 21st Century Skills. Highlands School provides a unique opportunity for elementary students to take risks, fail, succeed, and know they are valued all within a joyful classroom community.
Additional Salary Information: Highlands School is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, benefits, and professional opportunities. Interested candidates should submit electronically a pre-employment application, a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this specific position, and a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlands Teachers will:
Help plan, supervise, and implement a challenging and developmentally appropriate program in accordance with the educational philosophy and policies of Highlands School, the curriculum’s scope and sequence, and the prescribed student objectives
Help create a safe and engaging classroom community and differentiate for students as needed by employing a variety of instructional strategies and materials supported by best educational practices to enhance creative teaching/learning
Assist in maintaining a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom
Assist with planning and executing educational field experiences and engage guest lecturers through appropriate channels
Assess the learning of students frequently and analyze the data to drive instruction, teaching /learning
Help maintain current and accurate attendance records and assessment data to meet the demand for a comprehensive knowledge of each student’s progress
Help maintain open, supportive, and consistent communication with parents and administration
Assist with the development of a strong rapport with students, parents, and staff to promote a positive learning environment
Attend all staff meetings, required school events, parent/teacher conferences, professional development days, and orientations/in-service
Degree in Elementary Education (preferred)
A collaborative mindset and commitment to professional growth, personal development, and social-emotional learning
About Highlands School
Highlands School is a vibrant leader in independent education in the Birmingham, AL metropolitan region. Highlands School’s whole-child focused academic program – guided by a comprehensive emphasis on physical, social-emotional, creative and intellectual development – educates and inspires students in preschool through 8th grade. The School was founded in 1958 and holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).