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Associate Teacher-Lower Division

Associate Teacher-Lower Division

School: Swift School
Available Position: Teacher
Description:

Swift School is an independent school of approximately 180 students serving grades 1-8. Swift’s mission is to prepare students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences to be successful in life. Our core values include community, excellence, individuality, nurture, and potential. Our teachers are passionate about teaching children with learning differences. We recognize that each child is unique, and our teaching approach, time frame, and expected outcomes reflect the student’s individuality. Given that students have a variety of needs, our teachers and administrators often interact with external support professionals to ensure the best overall academic plan for each student.

An Associate Teacher partners with their Lead Teacher to implement the instructional program assigned that results in students achieving academic success in accordance with Swift School policies. The successful candidate will have an understanding of students who learn differently and a passion for working with first - fifth grade students.

Qualifications:
● A bachelor’s degree or higher is required, with preference given to degrees in education-related fields
● Teacher certification
● Experience working with students with learning differences preferred

Responsibilities Include:
● Supports instructional activities planned and designed by the Lead Teacher that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful and appropriate learning experiences
● Participates in a mentor/mentee relationship with colleagues from assigned grade level
● Identifies and adapts the curriculum to meet the needs of students as directed by the Lead Teacher
● Encourages students to develop skills to reach their intellectual, creative, and interpersonal skills
● Responsible for the classroom when the Lead Teacher is unavailable.
● Shares responsibility for supervising students during lunch, carpool, and recess.
● Identify professional development goals and actively seek opportunities for growth
● Consistently meets professional obligations such as: meeting various deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating efforts, and timely attending required meeting


Contact name: Roni Battoglia
Contact email address: rbattoglia@theswiftschool.org


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