Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience: 2 years

Website: www.greensboroday.org/

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

Lower School Homeroom Teacher 

Job Description (Second Grade)

REPORTS TO:  

Director of the Lower School

JOB PURPOSE:

Greensboro Day School seeks an experienced lower school homeroom teacher for a full-time position in Second Grade 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 & effective learning experiences. They model lifelong learning by remaining current with leading edge, student-centered pedagogy.

The lower school homeroom teacher leads instruction of all core subjects (math, language arts, science, and social studies). 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan and execute lessons for assigned grade related to math, language arts, science, and social studies using varied methods of instruction and assessment that are in accordance with the School’s mission, Diversity Statement, educational philosophy, and departmental curriculum and competencies
  • Differentiate instruction to maximize every child’s potential
  • Evaluate and track each student’s growth in academic and social-emotional development
  • 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
  • Cultivate in each student an understanding of and appreciation for a wide range of perspectives, approaches to learning, and content
  • Establish standards of student behavior to provide a productive environment for learning
  • Provide a safe, nurturing, caring educational environment in which every student sees the teacher as an ally and accessible advisor in the student’s quest to succeed
  • Communicate with and respond to parents’/caregivers’ questions and concerns in an effective and timely manner through a variety of means (email and telephone)
  • Maintain subject-area expertise including knowledge of national and local standards and leading-edge pedagogical practices
  • Collaborate regularly with colleagues to ensure curricular alignment and consistent delivery of content and assessment
  • Develop and regularly update the curriculum framework and syllabi in collaboration with the assistant head of school for people and program, division director, department chairs, colleagues, and/or consultants on an annual basis and during the curriculum review cycle  
  • Integrate appropriate technology or other effective resources if applicable to enhance the learning experience
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to learning engagement by actively seeking meaningful community connections for experiential learning opportunities within and outside the classroom
  • 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, budget review and preparation, and bus duty)
  • Manage expenses within grade-level budget
  • Plan, organize, and lead/chaperone grade-level class events and field trips
  • Participate in committees as necessary (i.e. Grade Level Teams, Student Services Team, etc)
  • Serve as a role model to faculty through active participation in professional development and 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 and 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; Master’s Degree and requisite certification in teaching preferred

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

Teachers of young children must be able to assist them in toileting, hand washing, nose-blowing, etc.  They must be able to move quickly and frequently from standing to sitting with ease, and they must be able to sit on small chairs and the floor. 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.

 

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