St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks a creative, energetic, and visionary educator to become the Preschool I Homeroom Teacher to begin August 17th, 2020. The Lower School program at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School utilizes a co-teacher model in all preschool classrooms. The Preschool I Teachers hold equal responsibility for the education and welfare of all students ages 2-3 years old including parent communication, lesson planning, instructional delivery, classroom management and development of classroom routines and protocols. The Preschool I Teacher will work collaboratively with a co-teacher to plan the instructional program and co-teach lessons to small and whole groups. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position that works daily from 7:45-3:45 p.m. and reports to the Head of the Lower School. Applicants must have a keen understanding of the developmental needs of young students, show a willingness to work both independently, flexibly and collaboratively with other disciplines, and actively embrace the educational philosophy that underlies the school. The ideal candidate should also be committed to ongoing professional growth and willing to serve in various capacities that support the mission of the school.
About St. Andrew’s
Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling 645 students in preschool-grade 12. St. Andrew's 19-acre Postoak Campus has been enhanced in recent years with the addition of the 43,000 square foot Student Center and Izzo Quadrangle (2016) and 31,000 square foot Lower School (2019).
The mission of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. St. Andrew’s serves a broadly diverse and talented student body. St. Andrew’s provides a challenging curriculum in a supportive environment, with a rich program built on the “four pillars” of academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual life. St. Andrew's has a strong commitment to innovative teaching and learning and is recognized for the personal and professional strengths of its faculty and staff. Its excellent faculty professional development program focuses on research-based neuro-educational techniques and benefits from strong partnerships with faculty from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Harvard University School of Education. St. Andrew’s is a one-to-one (Mac) laptop school, a Responsive Classroom school, and implements Everyday Mathematics and Pearson’s Good Habits, Great Readers curriculums.
This exciting opportunity will require a faculty member who can work collaboratively with fellow teachers and administrators, while also possessing the confidence and knowledge to be a curricular leader. Preference will be given to candidates with a 90-hour early childhood certification or a degree in education with an emphasis on early childhood education and/or special education.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare course objectives, outlines, and lesson plans for the appropriate course of study, following curriculum guideline and school requirements
Maintain discipline and a suitable learning environment based on the principles of Responsive Classroom in the homeroom and on the playground
Evaluate informally and formally student performance
Communicate academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents
Write narrative comments and prepare report card checklists three times a year
Lead formal parent/teacher conferences twice a year
Keep attendance and all other records as required by the School
Counsel students and parents when adjustment, social, and academic problems arise
Supervise lunch, recess, and dismissal
Organize and coordinate class field trips
Supervise and care for preschool-aged children during Morning Care program from 7:45-8:30 am daily
Prepare and regularly update hallway bulletin boards and classroom displays
Attend faculty meetings, department meetings, professional workshops, and committee meetings
Collaborate constructively with colleagues
Prepare weekly lesson plans
Attend school functions as requested
Perform other duties as assigned
Support the Episcopal identity of the Institution
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrews is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, St. Andrews does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.
We encourage interested candidates to find out more about the school by visiting www.saes.org. To apply, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to:
The mission of St. Andrew's Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade Twelve. Additional information regarding the school can be found at, www.saes.org.