Kindergarten Teacher

  • Advent Episcopal School
  • Birmingham, AL, USA
  • Jun 17, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Advent Episcopal School—an independent, Episcopal school located in Birmingham, Alabama, serving grades JPK-8—seeks a Kindergarten Teacher who is committed to providing an exceptional education rooted in best practices. Advent Episcopal School enrolls about 225 students with the mission to provide a superior education in a caring, Christian environment to prepare students for lives of continued learning, leadership, and service. This is a full-time position for the 2024-2025 school year that will report directly to the Director of Lower School. 

About the Position:

The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment where value is placed on the development of foundational skills in a variety of subjects within a larger context of school mission and integrative thinking. Primary responsibilities include teaching a range of core elementary subjects (e.g., Reading, Writing, Math, and Social Studies), serving as the homeroom teacher, and collaborating on school-wide programming as necessary and appropriate. 

The qualified candidate must be skilled in creating a nurturing, engaging classroom environment that fosters learning and curiosity across all subjects. The elementary curriculum at Advent is designed to give students a firm foundation in essential academic skills, as well as teach them the necessary strategies for inquiry-based learning, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Additionally, students should be encouraged to explore their interests and learn to express their ideas effectively. Teachers are expected to utilize planning time and additional time, as needed, to ensure they have crafted lessons that meet the diverse needs of their students.

Competitive candidates will demonstrate the following skills and mindsets:

  • Educational approaches that prioritize student engagement through interactive and hands-on learning experiences, designed to nurture individual discovery and understanding.

  • Content expertise across a range of elementary subjects.

  • Knowledge in differentiated instruction and assessment to meet the diverse learning needs of students.

  • Willingness and ability to design curriculum merging up-to-date standards and pedagogical techniques with best practices.

  • Understanding of the importance of social-emotional learning and an interest in fostering a supportive, inclusive classroom environment.

  • Using multiple strategies to develop foundational skills and concepts.

  • Defining classroom routines to promote engagement and deepen understanding.

  • Exploring vocabulary and language development across subjects.

  • Willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom.

  • Competence in technology integration in the classroom and with student learning, in general.

Responsibilities:  

  • Collaborate and plan with colleagues across grade levels and within the grade level

  • Utilize developmentally appropriate technology to enhance instruction and student learning.

  • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, and parents/caregivers.

  • Provide frequent, constructive, objective, and prompt feedback.

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.

  • Actively participate in professional learning opportunities.

  • Seek and constructively use professional feedback.

  • Model organization and preparation to meet all professional responsibilities reliably.

Skills and Experience Required

  • B.A. in Education, or a related field required.

  • Teaching certification in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.

  • Several years of teaching experience, ideally at the elementary level, is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate will be:

    • A student-centered educator, skilled in fostering a love of learning,

    • Knowledgeable about young learners' intellectual, social, and emotional development,

    • A professional oral and written communicator,

    • Eager to work collaboratively with colleagues on curriculum design, pedagogy, and assessments.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Alex Wright, Director of Lower School, at [email protected].