4th/5th Grade Humanities Lead Teacher (Long-Term Substitute)

Bishop Walker School
Washington, DC United States

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys seeks a dynamic 4th/5th Grade Humanities Lead Teacher (Long-Term Substitute) immediately to educate and encourage the intellectual and social development of boys. The4th/5th Grade Humanities Lead Teacher (Long-Term Substitute) is responsible for teaching 13 4th graders and 10 5th graders. The educator should have a commitment to urban education and inspiring excellence.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, History or related field, a teaching certificate or credential or equivalent professional experience which would translate to successful classroom teaching. Advanced degree preferred but not required.
  • Candidates should be familiar with Responsive Classroom/Time to Teach, Guided Reading, Writer’s Workshop, EngageNY, and IXL.
    Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all constituents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Collaborates well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment, and instructional strategies.
  • Promotes the use of multiple methods in solving problems, identifying more efficient strategies and generalizing principles to a broad variety of applications.
  • Encourages collaborative teamwork in the classroom, teaching students to communicate effectively and thoughtfully, justify their reasoning and consider multiple perspectives when solving problems.
  • Demonstrated professional behavior, including discretion, judgment, and integrity. Effectively interacts with a diverse population of students and faculty.

Responsibilities

  • Establish high expectations for student academic performance and behavior.
  • Design and implement respective grade curriculum.
  • Instruct students in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science.
  • Collaborate with other Lead Teachers and Specials Teachers.
  • Form and maintain positive partnerships with parents.
  • Clearly articulate both verbally and in writing students’ progress.

Expectations

  • Promotes inquiry, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Designs curriculum which recognizes children’s interests and strengthens their skills
  • Creates engaging, hands-on learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Incorporates differentiated instruction and flexible grouping
  • Assesses content, process, and product of curriculum continuously
  • Recognizes the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of boys

Contact Information

Please send resume and cover letter to Michael O. Molina, Head of School at mmolina@bishopwalkerschool.org and cc Jonathan Williams, Assistant Head of School at jwilliams@bishopwalkerschool.org.

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