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First Grade Teacher


POSITION DETAILS

Posted January 18, 2018
Closed March 7, 2019
Teaching
10-Month Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares age-appropriate lessons and activities in all content areas
  • Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials
  • Establishes a strong and collaborative working relationship with first grade Teaching Assistant
  • Engages parents in the education of their children
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members
  • Implements the Orton-Gillingham Model of instruction in reading (multi-sensory method)
  • Creates and directs grade level play
  • Creates an organized and inviting classroom; understands the importance of flexible seating
  • Maintains a safe, organized classroom which supports students’ independent learning, collaboration, and choice
  • Embraces STEM education and learning through exploration
  • Uses different teaching strategies and creates learning opportunities that address different learning styles
  • Implements differentiated instruction and lesson development
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports
  • Demonstrates the skill of using the SmartBoard and implementing technology into the curriculum with a 1:1 iPad program
  • Develops cross-curricular units with team members; collaborates to integrate curriculum with enrichment teachers
  • Covers content and aligns scope and sequence with vertical teams
  • Attends faculty meetings, planning meetings, parent conferences, etc.
  • Supports the events of Tiger Pride and One School
  • Takes initiative for personal and professional staff development
  • Supervises students in and out of the classroom
  • Assists with special events as they relate to the grade level, Pre-K-2 Team, division, and One School
  • Assists with the morning and afternoon carline duty

 

Qualifications:

  • Willingness to model the distinct mission of Darlington School
  • Undergraduate degree in education and/or acceptable transcript that demonstrates competency in field
  • Training using the Orton-Gillingham or comparable multi-sensory method of reading instruction (Preferred)
  • Ability and willingness to participate in school life outside the classroom
  • Prior teaching experience preferred
  • A deep understanding and love for students
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team player
  • Comfortable with change; exhibits flexibility