Lower School Teacher

  • St. Timothy's School
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Feb 07, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

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 (lbehrens@sttimothys.org).