Location: South Bend, Indiana
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
The Stanley Clark School seeks an experienced, reflective, and highly-collaborative Second Grade teacher for the 2023-2024 school year who is motivated to work closely with a grade-level teaching partner. Candidates should aim to cultivate a growth mindset learning community while embracing the unique qualities that seven and eight-year-olds bring to a joy-filled classroom. Ideal candidates will utilize research-informed teaching practices and feel confident designing engaging learning opportunities centered around the development of foundational math, literacy, and socio-emotional skills.
About Stanley Clark:
Stanley Clark is a preschool through grade 8 school in South Bend, IN. We seek to employ teachers who embody the school’s mission to inspire and challenge students to achieve excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and character in a nurturing environment that fosters critical thinking, creativity, accountability to self and others, and the discovery of each student’s strengths and passions.
Faculty must have a passion for teaching children, be of outstanding personal character, and have demonstrated exceptional expertise in the art of teaching. All teachers must show a willingness to collaborate, think creatively, innovate, and exhibit a level of professional development and commitment to continuous improvement that assures our students' experiences at school are second to none each and every day.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Desire to learn and be part of a dedicated Lower School faculty learning community that consistently seeks to reflect on and improve their teaching.
- Demonstrate a love of working with children and an eagerness to partner with their families to support their growth.
- Nurture and champion each child’s identity, interests, talents, and skills in a classroom environment that fosters inclusivity and belonging.
- Apply a range of strategies and scaffolds to support students’ academic, social, and behavioral needs, recognizing that our goal is to ensure each child in our care thrives in Stanley Clark’s learning environment.
- Continually assess students’ learning in order to tailor instruction to student needs.
- Willingness to work in a context of flexible groupings where students are shared by both homeroom teachers at the grade level, particularly for Language Arts and Math.
- Communicate regularly with families and colleagues in a way that demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills.
- Collaborate effectively with colleagues to foster interdisciplinary learning experiences and support students across all pillars of our mission.
- Serve on and contribute positively to designated committees and curriculum departments.
- Exhibit a spirit of professionalism with all school community members.
- Other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to Kelly Goodspeed (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Early Childhood and Lower School, as soon as possible, but no later than February 24, 2023.
The Stanley Clark School is an equal opportunity employer. The Stanley Clark School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs and athletic or other school-administered programs.
Qualified candidates will possess at least 3-5 years of teaching experience in a Lower School classroom and a Bachelor’s degree. Candidates should be motivated to stay informed about best practices in elementary literacy, math, and science or social studies instruction. Experience with the Wilson Fundations program or a willingness to be trained in the approach is ideal.
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About Stanley Clark School
The Stanley Clark School has provided the finest education in our area for generations of bright, motivated students in a college preparatory environment for more than 50 years. We are an independent, coeducational, day school enrolling students from three-years-old through the eighth grade.