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Middle School Learning Coach

School: The Mount Vernon School
Available Position: Teacher

Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.

Mount Vernon School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative Middle School Learning Coach for the 2020-21 school year. This person will support all learners to be seekers and explorers by partnering with grade-level teams to guide both curricular initiatives and innovations as well as student services. Versatility and openness to innovative instructional practices are essential. Availability to sponsor athletic, artistic, or academic teams/clubs is preferred.

Faculty at Mount Vernon are inquisitive, nurturing, flexible, and creative modeling lifelong learning for their colleagues and students. They involve themselves in areas of the School beyond their classroom walls. The teacher is responsible for fulfilling all responsibilities in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the School.

Role & Responsibilities

Report directly to the Head of Middle School and work closely with the MS Head of Learning and Innovation, Dean of Student Life and Operations, and Director of Academic Resources
Be a curious and collaborative educator, dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues
Provide meaningful instruction in executive function and learning strategies courses using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods
Collaborate with the team of MS teachers and school-wide learning coaches to build and model innovative instructional approaches and student support services (including differentiation and interdisciplinary, learner-centered, and curiosity-driven experiences)
Build teacher capacity by collaborating and coaching, pushing into classrooms and planning periods
Participate in co-teaching experiences, with an emphasis on mathematics instruction
Collaborate with teachers, parents, and outside providers to support students’ individual needs through small-group instruction, student progress monitoring, student support accommodations, and parent/tutor support in conjunction with the classroom teacher
Document and communicate important milestones in students’ learning journeys
Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the learning and social-emotional needs of students
Demonstrate a high level of competency in multiple Mount Vernon Mindsets (Collaborator, Communicator, Creative Thinker, Ethical Decision-Maker, Innovator, and Solution Seeker).
Embody and advance the mission, vision, and norms of the School

General Teaching Responsibilities

Knowledge of the curriculum (subject-specific and interdisciplinary connections) of courses being taught and of those throughout the program, with an emphasis on mathematics
Design and execution of well¬-planned lessons with appropriate connections within and outside of the classroom (with a focus on integration of subject areas, problem solving, and application)
Timely maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress
Care and nurture for the social and emotional needs of each student
Effective, proactive, and timely verbal and written communication with students and parents pertaining to a child’s progress and needs as well as general information
Maintenance of an organized, inviting, and student-centered learning environment
Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning as well as work on school¬wide goals
Active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
Collaborate with teachers to create differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
Participation on Research, Design, and Iteration teams and faculty meetings working toward school¬wide goals
Participation in duties (e.g. lunch, enrichment and carpool) and others as assigned

Current Pedagogical Influences

Project-Based Learning
Understanding by Design
Stanford University Design Thinking
Harvard Graduate School of Education Project Zero and Visible Thinking Routines
Comprehensive focus on knowledge, skills, and dispositions
Neuroscience and human development

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Education Child Development or related field; advanced degree preferred
Teaching Certificate; Teacher-leader experience
Deep knowledge of curriculum (emphasis on mathematics), child development, learning differences, and gifted education
Classroom experience and proficiency with technological tools and platforms

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

Contact name: MV Human Resources
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