Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher

Posted: 30 March 2021

Title: Lower School Homeroom Teacher: Upper Elementary

Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent Preschool-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced, creative, passionate, and enthusiastic educator to join our team as Lower School Homeroom Teacher in the fifth grade for 21-22 school year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead a homeroom classroom of approximately 15-18 students;
Instruct students in literacy (reading and writing), math, and social studies utilizing experiential, collaborative units of inquiry and actively partner with the lower school science teacher to facilitate science instruction;
Knowledgeable in the instructional application of the following resources through thematic, collaborative, and integrated learning units:
Words Their Way spelling, writer’s workshop and 6+1 Traits of Writing models, and Bridges math program
Prepare weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, learning activities, collaborative integration with specialist teachers, assessment, and use of resources;
Use technology tools and resources to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction;
Implement effective classroom management procedures aligned with the PCDS “Strive for Five” values to create a classroom environment that promotes learning, nurtures age-appropriate development of social-emotional skills, and establishes a welcoming classroom culture consistent with our school’s mission;
Actively lead, participate, and support outdoor education opportunities aligned with or as organized by the Outdoor Education Coordinator;
Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events. Responsibilities also include recess and lunch as assigned;
Communicate regularly with families and complete a weekly newsletter;
Utilize the Park City Day School Learning Management System (MyPCDS) to track and communicate student progress;
Know and implement the PCDS Teaching Framework based on the Charlotte Danielson model;
Adhere to Park City Day School policies and procedures as a professional educator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Evidence of strong curricular integration and collaboration;
Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning;
Willingness to adapt to and utilize existing school curriculum and resources;
Demonstrated ability to develop and create materials for instruction when appropriate;
Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction;
Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age level taught;
Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated experience with technology use and application in a classroom setting;
Experience or deep interest in implementing Outdoor Education opportunities, including extended trips;
Willingness to actively engage in regular school improvement work and training;
Knowledge of the Danielson Teacher Framework and its use in professional growth.

Personal and Professional Qualities:

The successful candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Educational Expertise: PCDS teachers evidence a successful academic background and a mindset for lifelong learning and continuous professional improvement.
Rapport with Children: PCDS teachers instruct in a broad range of curricular and co-curricular areas; however, the true subject (not object) of a PCDS education is children. PCDS teachers’ ability to connect, both individually and collectively, with children is critical to their success.
Collegiality: Although the self-confidence and autonomy to plan and lead classes is essential, PCDS teachers collaborate with colleagues and share ideas to ensure that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. In peer groups, successful Park City Day School teachers serve both as contributing followers and respectful leaders.
Engagement: As invested citizens of a school community and world network, PCDS teachers model the active intellectual and moral engagement necessary for a successful, sustainable society.
Adaptability: To set a high standard in a world characterized by constant and rapid changes, PCDS teachers adapt creatively in response to institutional and global circumstances, advances in educational technology and innovation in instructional methods.
“Strive for Five” School Values: Our teachers daily model our five School Values – Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, and Compassion – and actively integrate them into the fabric of our school community through reflective opportunities and other daily “teachable moments.”

Qualifications:

A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred
Coursework with an emphasis in education strongly preferred
A minimum of three years teaching experience is strongly preferred

Application Process:

Candidates will submit the following in one PDF file to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org.
A current resume showing all relevant employment;
A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
A list of at least three professional references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.

  • Closing date: 30/04/2021
  • Country: United States
  • School: Park City Day School
  • Region: America
  • Contact: jobs@parkcitydayschool.org
  • Application url: http://www.parkcitydayschool.org

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