La Scuola International School is a vibrant Pre-K - 8th Grade international community with a focus on inquiry-based learning, creative expression and language immersion. We are an IB accredited, Italian-immersion school serving Preschool - 8th Grade.
La Scuola’s mission is to inspire brave learners to shape the future. La Scuola aims to nurture children’s innate ability to learn by challenging them academically, creatively and innovatively, while immersing them in the Italian language and making them keenly aware of the world around them and their place in it.
La Scuola International School seeks an experienced Long Term Substitute Elementary Teacher for Grade 2/3 for the remainder of the 2019-20 Academic Year.
Schedule: On site hours are 8:00 am. to 4:00 pm.
Additional time may be required to prepare curriculum, prepare assessments, attend meetings, conferences and curriculum nights; and take part in admissions events such as Open Houses, tours; and communicate with parents and staff and to meet the educational and program goals of the School. The on-site hours are subject to change as necessary for the smooth operation of the School.
The Elementary Teacher will support and implement the daily program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the School under the supervision and direction of the Lower School Director and the Head of School.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Designing, planning & implementing appropriate curriculum goals and long-term projects within the IB-PYP guidelines, including but not limited to:
Setting educational and developmental goals for the children, both as a group and individually, including but not limited to:
Preparing the environment (indoor and outdoor) so as to support the educational objectives/goals including, but not limited to:
Establishing and maintaining a personal connection with each parent, child's family, including:
Communicating with parents
Bachelor’s degree in Education, or Child Development Certificate, or 5+ years experience working with children required;
Experience working in a Reggio Emilia inspired school
Bilingual and bi-literate in Italian and English with native or near-native Italian proficiency;
4 core classes* of early childhood education:
Introduction to the Field of Child Development (3 units) CDEV 65
Child Growth and Development (3 units) CDEV 53
Child, Family and Community (3 units) CDEV 67
Curriculum for Young Children (3 units) CDEV 66
Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English/Italian;
Knowledge of Reggio Emilia approach;
Familiarity with IB-PYP Curriculum framework or inquiry/project based approach;
Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills;
Problem solving, creativity, excellent multitasking skills, and ability to thrive in a start-up environment are a must.
Ability to plan curriculum, lead other teachers;
Excellent communication skills and ability to present in public to both parents and other educators;
Enjoy working with children, including ones with mild learning differences;
Ability to work well in a team and in a very collegial and collaborative environment;
Willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the La Scuola community;
Obvious passion for the academic subject matter being taught;
Commitment to equity, inclusion and a diverse community;
Excellent attendance and punctuality.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Busy and noisy work environment with frequent interruptions.
Regularly stand, talk, and hear; able to visually supervise children.
Able to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
Regularly use close and distance vision.
Work outdoors for extended periods of time.
Turn, bend, reach, and may occasionally use a ladder.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
La Scuola may be able to offer a teachers exchange visa for 3 years, for teachers with a BA in Education / Pedagogy / teaching credentials in their country of origin AND a MINIMUM of two years of teaching experience in a primary/elementary school.
Prior to beginning work and as a condition of employment in order to comply with the law, all employees must provide documentation to prove eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition, the final candidate will need to pass both Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance and a physical exam, and provide a recent copy of a negative TB test and other immunization records.
Position receives excellent benefits, including medical, vision and dental coverage. The school also offers group life insurance, employer-matched retirement, long-term disability insurance and commuter benefits for full time employees. Other fringe benefits include PTO, paid holidays, daily warm lunch and outstanding professional development.
To be considered for the position, please apply with your resume, Letter of Intent and three references.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training.
Additional Salary Information: Position receives excellent benefits, including medical, vision and dental coverage. The school also offers group life insurance, employer-matched retirement, long-term disability insurance and commuter benefits for full time employees. Other fringe benefits include PTO, paid holidays, daily warm lunch and outstanding professional development.
Internal Number: K-4
About La Scuola International School
At La Scuola children will be immersed in the Italian language and culture; we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia-inspired approach; and we use the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB-PYP) as the basis for the curriculum they are taught. This world-class education model is grounded in creative and critical thinking, and is relevant to the global challenges of the 21st century. We strive to to teach the whole child: mind, body and soul.
We have a lively, warm and very diverse community of parents, with 23 languages spoken at the school and different family structures. Our parent body are from all over the world and include a mix of lovers of bilingual education, Italian speakers, and lovers of Italian language and culture and the Reggio Emilia approach to learning.