St. Timothy’s School, an Episcopal preparatory school in Raleigh, NC, with approximately 580 students in grades pre-K to 8, anticipates one or more openings for a Lower School Teacher (grades K to 4) for the 2023-24 academic year.
A Lower School Teacher is a full-time position, teaching students in one Lower School grade-level that may range from kindergarten through fourth grade. Duties begin in August 2023.
A St. Timothy’s Lower School Teacher will:
Display a strong knowledge of developmental stages, differentiation and inquiry-based learning, and have familiarity with appropriate developmental educational programs.
Collaborate and plan lessons/curriculum in a two- or three-teacher grade level team, overseen by the Lower School Head.
Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through student-centered instruction, discovery-based learning, collaboration, imaginative play, hands-on learning, and authentic skills-based assessment.
Bring innovation and creativity to the classroom.
Be comfortable with integrating technology into the curriculum, collaborating with colleagues and working with children.
Display excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to create and maintain accurate student records.
Demonstrate high energy and commitment to professional development, staying current on research in education, independent schools and child development.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
First and foremost, any St. Timothy’s School employee must fully embrace every aspect of our core values shaped by our Episcopal School identity. She/he should be committed to our St. Timothy’s School Mission Statement: St. Timothy’s Episcopal School is a nurturing community of academic excellence that instills the knowledge, skills, and values for a life of purpose.
In addition, candidates should not only have excellent teaching and interpersonal skills, but also possess a deep understanding of developmentally-appropriate curriculum, a passion for working with young students, and a desire to collaborate with other educators. All candidates must also possess a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate/relevant educational field.
The most competitive candidates will meet the following criteria:
Possess a master’s degree in an appropriate/relevant educational field
Have at least 3-5 years of prior teaching experience in the grade level for which he/she is being considered
Have training and successful prior teaching experience with a reading program founded on Science of Reading research, specific training in math and managing a differentiated curriculum.
Please submit a cover letter, professional resume, and a completed employment application to Head of Lower School Lindsay Behrens (firstname.lastname@example.org).