Lower School Grade Level Teacher

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

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Lower School seeks an innovative and highly collaborative person who embodies our mission and is passionate about working with our students and faculty.  This individual will grow their practice through partnership with homeroom teachers and administration. We are seeking a candidate who is qualified or earning qualifications in teaching. The primary role is to support students in providing personalized, inquiry-based opportunities that celebrate children’s talents and interests.  This person needs to be passionate about inquiry-based, student centered learning.  Working as part of a team is crucial to each students’ social, emotional, and academic success. 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 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 lead teachers to plan and teach units that encompass hands-on exploration and inquiry process skills using the Understanding by Design Model of instruction. Work with small group math and literacy instruction.
  • Maintain an optimal disposition that embodies practice of inherent pedagogies in teaching lower school students.
  • Demonstrate growing expertise in a variety of presentation modes that accommodate different learning styles and purposefully generate opportunities for students to interact and share ideas with their peers.
  • Implement the practices of Responsive Classroom.
  • Work with LS Administration to build expertise.
  • Consistently demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, including accountable conversations that promotes the school’s core values.
  • Have or pursuing BA or BS in Elementary Education/Masters in Education, or related degree with Education courses.
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish objectives of the school program.
  • Appropriate and personalized communication and instruction.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • Continually pursues excellence.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for Miami Country Day School and its mission,
  • Demonstrated interest in working with children and in valuing diversity and the accomplishments of different learners and the whole child.