Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive with Industry
The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 05112023 - 1
REPORTS TO: Director of Upper School
DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None
STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, Teacher Contract
JOB SUMMARY: Teacher has the responsibility of providing in-depth knowledge of subject content and the best teaching practices for students with learning differences. This position will play a critical role in partnering with Department Chair and the Upper School Director.
DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function)
- Commitment to Briarwood’s mission, purpose, and culture
- Strive to inspire a love of the field of study in students.
- Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs.
- Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
- Enthusiastic collaboration with the Math Department and Grade level team
- Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction.
- Prepare lesson plans
- Document progress, assist goals for students
- Developing and issuing educational content including notes, tests, and assignments.
- Supervising classes to ensure all students are learning in a safe and productive environment.
- Organizing supplies and resources for lectures and presentations.
- Delivering personalized instruction to each student by encouraging interactive learning.
- Planning and implementing educational activities and events.
- Ensuring your classroom is clean and orderly.
- Preparing and distributing periodic progress reports and semester report cards.
- Attending parent-teacher meetings.
- Evaluating and documenting students’ progress.
- Follows evidence-based curriculum and strategies adopted by the school
- Aligns routines and procedures across grade-level and vertically
- Maintains a structured, consistent, yet flexible approach to classroom management
- Skilled at differentiating instruction and providing individualized accommodations
- Serve as a grade level advisor and team member managing all aspects of the grade level experience.
- Allocating and grading homework, assignments, and tests.
- Work with parents, faculty, and division heads when academic concerns arise regarding students.
- Implement a focus on technology use and adoption within the School.
- Represent the school at educational conferences and associations.
- Participate in any accreditation process for the school.
- Attend all staff meetings and staff retreats.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Lower School or the Head of School.
- Experience in independent schools, with a strong background in Math
- Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
- Excellent organizational and presentation skills
- Technologically savvy, Google Suite
- Working with students with diagnosed learning disabilities and dyslexia
- Proven success at working collaboratively
- Passionate about the chosen field of study
Physical Abilities: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position.
The Briarwood School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred), Teacher Certificate in Math, preferred, not required.
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About The Briarwood School
The Briarwood School is a not-for-profit, independent co-ed day school devoted to educating students in grades K-12 with diagnosed learning disabilities, language disorders and/or ADHD. Founded in 1967 and accredited by Cognia/AdvancED, the Briarwood School now serves over 300 students in small class sizes of 10 or fewer students. All of the students in Lower, Middle and Upper Schools demonstrate average to above-average intelligence with a broad range of learning disabilities that include dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, speech/language disorders, along with written and expressive language disorders. Additional diagnoses addressed through accommodations include attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and processing disorders as they relate to academic issues. The Briarwood School does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, handicap or disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.