Job Description- Elementary Teacher
We are seeking an exceptional elementary teacher for our 2nd grade class. This teacher will be responsible for teaching 2nd grade language arts, math, science and social studies. The teacher should have a sound understanding of best practices in the teaching of literacy and child development. The ideal candidate will have an education degree in elementary education, literacy, or a related field, and at least three years of lead classroom teaching experience. A deep commitment to the Lerner School mission and a commitment to the academic and social/emotional growth of students is essential. Being able to work collaboratively on a team is critical for this position.
The Lerner School is the only Jewish community day school in the Triangle Region and serves students in preschool through 5th grade. Our mission statement affirms our commitment to “achieving the highest standards of academic excellence, fostering learning of Jewish values, culture and traditions while building a diverse and caring community . . . one child at a time.”
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and Short term Disability (via AFLAC), Paid Time Off.
Salary Range: $35,000 - $55,000
1. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials. Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
2. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
3. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a highly functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
4. Digitally fluent with experience teaching in a digital environment.
5. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals by implementing highly engaging learning experiences and making the most of instructional time.
6. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media.
7. Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports and report cards.
8. Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills. Communicates regularly with parents/guardians about curriculum, school events, and student progress.
9. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve social-emotional and learning challenges.
10. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and through self-selected professional growth activities.
11. Participates in curriculum development programs as required. Participates in faculty meetings and school activities.
12. Collaborates with colleagues to promote an optimal learning environment for students and a friendly and professional work environment for staff.
13. Follows all safety and security protocols.
14. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in elementary education, literacy, or a related field.
2. A minimum of three years of lead classroom teaching experience.
1. Master’s degree in literacy, elementary education, or a related field.
2. Knowledge of readers’ and writers’ workshop curriculum and Bridges math curriculum.
3. State or National Board Teacher Certification and experience working in a Jewish day school setting.