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Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher

School: The Mount Vernon School
Available Position: Teacher

At The Mount Vernon School, students are empowered to discover, explore, learn, design, create, and effect change. With a commitment to Identity, Diversity, Equity, and Action (IDEA), we welcome the opportunity to engage in honest, vulnerable, and courageous conversations that challenge our biases and assumptions. Our goal is to design a better world, so we choose to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attributes, and relationships they need to be impact-ready.

What We Do | The Team
The Lower School Team works collaboratively to teach foundational literacies and build hands-on inquiry/project-based experiences for students. Each gravel-level team is led by a Head of Grade and works with a Learning Coach to meet the needs of every individual student. Leveraging tools and resources such as visible thinking routines, off-campus expeditions, mindfulness/SEL, internal/external experts, and a team of connectors (Maker, Performing Arts, Physical Educator, Science, Spanish, Visual Arts) the Lower School team is able to activate agency and imagination for our learners who are ready to make an impact today!

Why this Position is Important | The Role
This position has the opportunity to design dynamic learning opportunities for Kindergarten students that build foundational skills (literacy, numeracy) using methodologies such as Orton-Gillingham and leverage inquiry-based learning pedagogies such as PBL. This role is important because we want to instill a love for learning and a solid foundation for our youngest learners. Strong candidates will have a background in Kindergarten/Early Childhood Education, excitement about competency-based learning & inquiry-based methods, and be excellent collaborators with an eye for detail and a growth mindset.

What a typical week looks like | Role & Responsibilities
-Co-teaching/facilitating daily learning experiences with a group of 12 to 18 students
-Co-designing curriculum and assessment with Grade-level team
-Maintaining comprehensive records of performance, progress, and goals using MV tools
-Communicating with families, learning coaches, and outside providers
-Participating in weekly school/division/team meetings and professional growth opportunities
-Meeting the needs of the division by helping with weekly coverage and duties

What we are looking for | Core Competencies
-Ability to cultivate respectful and affirming environments
-Culturally proficient & equity literate
-A track record of giving high-quality, Responsive Feedback
-Understanding of Competency-Based Assessment/Mastery Approach to Learning
-Knowledge of Inquiry-Based Learning Pedagogies (PBL, VTR, QFT, DT)
-Proficiency in Google Suite & Mac/Apple OS

-Bachelor’s degree in early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or a related field
-Teaching Certificate (preferred)
-Classroom experience (preferred)
-Orton-Gillingham literacy training (preferred)

EEO Statement
The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believe the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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