Lower School Early Childhood Teacher

  • Miami Country Day School
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Jun 14, 2022
Full time Teacher

Job Description

The Early Childhood Elementary Homeroom Teacher embodies our mission and is passionate about working with our students and faculty.  Lower School seeks an innovative and highly collaborative person to teach homeroom, preferably experienced in Grades PK3-K.  The primary role is to provide personalized, inquiry-based opportunities for students to develop understandings and skills necessary to function productively as problem-solvers in an ever-changing and technological world.  This person needs to be passionate about inquiry-based, student centered learning and be committed to working as part of a team to foster positive attitudes towards self and society, as well as academics.  The ideal candidate will continually evolve the designing, organizing and implementing of relevant curriculum in interdisciplinary ways.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  • Display a genuine disposition for engaging children and promoting curiosity and creativity.
  • Develop strong working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
  • Relate to, establish rapport with, and motivate students to find joy and meaning in learning.
  • Be an integral part of the learning community and viewed as an ongoing learner who is fully engaged in professional growth.
  • Demonstrate a desire for feedback and a dedication to excellence.
  • Collaborate with other teachers to plan and teach units that encompass hands-on exploration, and inquiry process skills that build directly on the student's conceptual framework using the Understanding by Design model of instruction.
  • Responsibilities inherent in teaching lower school students especially with regard to personalized and developmentally appropriate curriculum and fostering of social skills and values.
  • Maintain an optimal learning classroom environment.
  • Collaborate with homeroom teachers and other specialist teachers to develop and teach interdisciplinary units of study.
  • BA or BS in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.
  • Completed or in-progress master’s degree in education is preferred, but applicants with extensive, successful teaching experience are encouraged to apply.
  • 3 – 5 years teaching experience.