Middle School English Teacher

  • Greensboro Day School
  • Greensboro
  • Jun 13, 2022
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Greensboro Day School’s mission is to develop the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.

Middle School English Teacher

REPORTS TO:  

Middle School Director

JOB CLASSIFICATION:

Exempt Position, 10-Month Position (paid over 12 months)

JOB PURPOSE:

Greensboro Day School seeks an experienced middle school English teacher for a full-time 5th Grade English Teacher position for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Greensboro Day School teachers are responsible for the physical, social, and emotional well-being of students. Teachers provide developmentally appropriate, engaging, and effective learning experiences. They model lifelong learning by remaining current with leading edge, student-centered pedagogy.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach 4-5 sections of Middle School English
  • Coach an academic team (if teaching 4 sections)
  • Facilitate a regular study hall every other day
  • Advise 12-18 students during the dedicated advisory period
  • Plan and implement lessons for 75 minute classes using a variety of methods of instruction and assessment informed by the School’s Mission, Diversity Statement, educational philosophy, best practices, neuroscience, and departmental curriculum and competencies
  • Differentiate teaching in the classroom to maximize every child’s potential
  • Provide a safe, nurturing, caring educational environment in which every student sees the teacher as an accessible advisor in the student’s quest to succeed
  • Ensure appropriate accommodations and modifications are made for the growth and development of students in accordance with the Student Accommodations policy in the GDS Family Handbook
  • Collaborate regularly with colleagues to ensure curricular alignment 
  • Develop and regularly update the curriculum framework and syllabi in collaboration with the Assistant Head of School for People and Program, division director(s), department chair, and department colleagues on an annual basis and during the curriculum review cycle
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment by actively seeking meaningful community connections for experiential learning opportunities within and outside the classroom
  • Integrate appropriate technology or other effective resources if applicable to enhance the teaching and learning experience
  • Communicate with and respond to parents’ questions and concerns in an effective and timely manner through a variety of means (email, telephone in-person meetings).
  • Participate in the Professional Growth and Development Program focusing on Planning and Preparation, Instruction, Classroom Environment, and Professional Responsibilities (Danielson Framework) as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to the life of the school through the completion of assigned duties and attendance at school events (examples include lunch supervision, extra academic help for students, carpool, clubs, admission events, advising, activities periods, arts and athletic events, field trips – day and overnight, assemblies, and bus duty)
  • Serve as a role model through active participation in professional development & growth
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

GDS Cultural Competencies - All Employees

Human Centered

Data Informed

Empathy

Collaboration

Professionalism

Technological Fluency

Adaptable & Growth Mindset

Inclusivity

Productive conflict resolution

GDS Employee Skills - All Employees

Integrity

Welcoming

Respectful

Listens to Understand

Relationship-Focused

Student-Centered

Field Expertise

Coachable

Lifelong Learner

Kind

GDS Teacher Competencies

Kid Champion

Effective Communicator

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree or higher and requisite certification in teaching area desired

Successful teaching experience (minimum two years preferred)

Understanding of child development

Engaging, dynamic, variable pedagogy

Experiential learning practitioner

Working Conditions

Daily work requires supervising students both indoors and outdoors.  Faculty are required to participate in regular safety drills, learn CPR, learn how to apply a tourniquet, provide basic first aid, administer epi-pens when needed, and be able to support other student specific health-related needs. Some weekend, evening, or early morning work may be required from time to time.

Physical Requirements

All teachers must be able to provide adequate supervision indoors and outdoors, and they must be able to ensure the safety of students during drills and emergencies that may arise from time to time. Some evening and weekend commitments including school celebrations, admissions and athletic events, concerts, and plays are encouraged as part of the job.  

Direct Reports

There are no direct reports for classroom teachers.