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MS and HS Lead Teachers

School: The Howard School
Available Position: Teacher

Openings available for both MS and HS Lead Teacher positions

Position Purpose:
The Lead Teacher is responsible, in collaboration with the teaching team, for creating a vibrant, student-centered environment that supports the learning and personal growth of each student. He or she must be skillful in establishing a strong relationship with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their profiles.

Teacher Characteristics:
● Committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests
● Committed to multidisciplinary instruction, encouraging students' creative expression, incorporating student interest and passions, and developing critical thinking
● Curious about the world of ideas across multiple disciplines, and excited to teach across different disciplines.
● Committed to and skilled in differentiation
● Highly collaborative and excited about generating curriculum and assessment ideas in a team setting
● Curious, creative, self-reflective, and willing to take initiative and run with new ideas

Essential Functions
● Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional and philosophical standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students
● Translates lesson plans into learning experiences to effectively and actively engage students

● Guides students to know their own profile and to advocate for their learning needs
● Seeks regular field experience opportunities for students that extend the classroom into the broader community
● Works collaboratively with the teaching team on behalf of students, and seeks the ideas, feedback or advice of colleagues as an integral part of effective planning
● Integrates modern technologies, media and other tools into instruction
● Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior through relationship, positive reinforcement and support
● Evaluates and documents academic and social growth of students, and keeps required records
● Communicates regularly and thoroughly with parents or guardians through conferences and other means to discuss student progress
● Supervises and monitors students in class and during transitions so that students are safe physically and emotionally
● Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
● Administers testing in accordance with division testing practices
● Responsible for supervision of support staff/teacher
● Performs other duties as assigned
● Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job

● Bachelor’s degree required
● Advanced degree and 3-5 years of classroom experience preferred
● Desire to plan and work collaboratively on a team essential
● Experience with differentiation, or with students with learning differences with an ability and willingness to adjust to student understanding and misunderstanding
● Flexible teaching background and interest in teaching electives, coaching and/or advising clubs is a plus

Contact name: Claudia Ramos
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