St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
  • Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Overview

Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and  St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by supporting the academic, social, physical, and spiritual growth of each student. Named as one of the #1 workplaces in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to its mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating a diverse and  inclusive community. We seek candidates who share this commitment.

We are seeking a dynamic educator to assume the position of Teacher in our new Early Saints program for three-year-old students beginning in late August 2020.

The Teacher will assume responsibility for instruction in language arts, social studies, and mathematics, and ultimate responsibility for student assessment and parent communication. Candidates should be flexible, patient, nurturing, and collaborative. The successful candidate will possess facility and capacity with teaching whole group, small group, and individual instruction in phonics, early literacy, and mathematical exploration and problem-solving. The ideal candidate will also have experience with technology integration, movement activities, and the Responsive Classroom and Reggio Emilia approach.

All members of the faculty instill our school's mission by helping their students to become responsible, honest, compassionate, respectful citizens. The successful candidate will be required to exercise professional judgment and responsibility in keeping with the expectations of the School's faculty.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and stimulating environment that facilitates learning.
  • Maintain a palpably strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment through equitable and inclusive teaching practices, curricula, and programming.
  • Develop, plan, and implement the curriculum through daily lessons in early literacy and mathematics.
  • Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs.
  • Ensure all students are appropriately engaged and challenged.
  • Actively supervise students inside and outside of the classroom, including recess and lunch.
  • Design purposeful play opportunities to stimulate children's natural curiosity, reinforce curricular ideas, and promote social emotional learning.
  • Initiate and maintain timely communication regarding student progress, events and activities, and home-school connections with parents through online newsletter and email.
  • Respond promptly to communication from colleagues and parents.
  • Maintain a portfolio of each student's academic and social and emotional growth.
  • Report student progress to parents through portfolios and conferences.
  • Collaborate with grade-level colleagues and other LS early childhood teachers.
  • Partner with key SSSAS Administrators to ensure compliance with Virginia State Department of Education licensing requirements including employee and student documentation.
  • Order necessary materials within the parameters of the program budget.
  • Initiate and maintain timely communication regarding student progress, events and activities, and home-school connections with parents.
  • Respond promptly to communication from colleagues and parents.
  • Collaborate with teaching team and specials teachers to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Attend and participate in meetings of all committees joined.
  • Attend and participate in Lower School faculty meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or another relevant field; advanced degrees are strongly encouraged; state certification is not required
  • A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • At least 3 years experience working in an early-childhood setting.
  • Strong references who confirm the applicant's ability to exercise sound professional judgment.

Candidates interested in the position should include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. For more information about our School, please visit www.sssas.org.

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