Lower Years Lead Co-Teacher 2020-21
School: High Meadows School, Inc.
Available Position: Teacher
Summary: Our educators are experienced, energetic, and collaborative individuals who follow a constructivist, progressive educational philosophy which is student-centered and hold kids to high but reasonable standards. We look for educators who maintain excellence in relationships with families, work successfully within a team, and understand developmentally appropriate practices for students at different grade levels. At High Meadows, we believe that children possess a drive for cognitive, physical, and social engagement—a drive that is developed and enhanced by an environment that promotes academic challenge, creativity, personal responsibility, and a positive self-image. All classrooms Preschool through 5th are multi-age classrooms.
Scope of Position: The Lead Co-Teacher is responsible for student learning, classroom instruction and curriculum implementation, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of High Meadows School, in the core subject areas or in a specialty area, depending on the teaching role and grade-level position. The Lead Co-Teacher is also responsible for student assessment, narratives, communication with parents, parent-student-teacher conferences and planning within the PYP units and team meetings.
Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements: Must be motivated, nurturing, creative, self-directed and a collaborative partner and team member. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a passion and energy for teaching children. Desire to play a meaningful role in each student’s daily school life and the life of the school. Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in a teaching partnership. Ability to nurture and challenge each student. Models continuous learning and understands academic, social, behavioral, and emotional development milestones of children. Understands positive discipline in a progressive educational setting.
Minimum Education/Prior Experience/Qualifications Required
Minimum of three to five current, consecutive years as a full-time, lead teacher in appropriate grade level; Bachelor’s Degree in Education required; Preference given to those with Master’s Degree in Education which is strongly preferred • Gifted Certification a plus • Current GA Teaching Certification preferred • Experience as a constructivist educator • Experience as a co-teacher in a progressive school setting preferred• Collaborative and interdisciplinary instruction experience a must.
Please visit our website for further information and requirements for this position. To apply, please complete our application found on www.highmeadows.org, About Us, Working at High Meadows along with a cover letter, educational philosophy and resume and email to: Lori Kennedy, Lower Years Principal at Lkennedy@highmeadows.org.
High Meadows values diversity in all of its forms and encourages candidates from all backgrounds and orientations to apply. High Meadows is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, veteran status, sex, age or sexual orientation in employment, admission of students or in providing its services in any manner.
Contact name: Lori Kennedy, Lower Years Principal
Contact email address: Lkennedy@highmeadows.org