Nashville, TN United States
Episcopal School of Nashville is seeking a Fourth Grade Classroom Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Located in the historic Ross School Building at 1310 Ordway Place in East Nashville, the school opened its doors in the summer of 2016. Episcopal School of Nashville is a diverse urban independent school and is dedicated to nurturing the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each of its students. Caring, committed faculty members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors and guides. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a July 1, 2021 start date.
Episcopal School continually strives for an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty. At Episcopal School, a rigorous curriculum emphasizes the importance of individualized learning, giving each student the skills required to fulfill their potential. Collaborative work with Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies are balanced by a complementary curriculum in the Creative and Performing Arts and enriched by a vibrant Chapel Program. Technology is integrated into the daily learning of all students. Bachelor’s degree preferably in Education required.
We are seeking a high-energy teacher with a passion for working with students at the elementary level. This person must be able to teach a developmentally appropriate and challenging curriculum. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated effectiveness with technology integration. They will be expected to successfully meet the following responsibilities:
- Work closely with grade-level colleagues to plan instruction and assessments
- Attending regular faculty meetings and other school events as appropriate
- Provide supervision during lunch and recess periods
- Help children with organization, problem-solving, and conflict resolution to support individual needs
- Communicate regularly and effectively with students, families, and colleagues
- Demonstrate effective, positive classroom management
- Employ a variety of methodologies in teaching and instructing pupils, including but not limited to project-based learning, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and discussions
- Facilitate daily homeroom check-ins
- Implement the Responsive Classroom model
- Model on a daily basis the conduct we expect of our students, and consistently exhibit the highest standards of professionalism
- Work individually and collaboratively with colleagues to create, plan, and prepare thoughtful lesson plans as part of an instructional program that is age-appropriate and addresses individual student needs
- Implement the curricula via daily instruction that is differentiated, and which incorporates traditional and innovative teaching pedagogies
- Serve as the principal adult presence, advisor, and caregiver for each child in the homeroom throughout the school day
- Attend all professional gatherings and in-service meetings
- Be available to consult with students, parents, and colleagues as part of parent conferences and as-needed basis
- Attend institutional gatherings and events as necessary or requested by the Head of School in support of the school’s mission
- Devote time and effort to ongoing professional growth
- Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, strong communication skills, and openness to others’ ideas; eager to extend themselves for others
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to our Episcopal School of Nashville team through firstname.lastname@example.org.