The Elementary Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of the classroom. This person must be professionally prepared as a teacher of young children. Additionally, the teacher agrees to uphold the high expectations and standards of Van Avery Prep.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Be alert at all times by providing proper visual supervision.
- Abide by all Van Avery Prep safety protocols.
- Plan, supervise, and implement the curriculum in accordance with Van Avery policies and procedures.
- Responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, and décor of the classroom environment. This will include sharing the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
- Attend all staff meetings, including quarterly grade level meetings, and in-house training programs.
- Regularly maintains classroom bulletin boards displaying all aspects of the curriculum.
- Monitor and assess student progress.
- Maintain close communication with the principal and parents regarding student issues, conferencing as deemed necessary.
- Submit weekly lesson plans to the principal.
- Establish our non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.
- Participation in all school events, including but not limited to:
- Parent Orientation
- Parent Conferences
- Back-to-School Night
- Winter/Spring Programs
- Open House
- Science Fair
- Staff Meetings/Grade Level Meetings
- August Teacher Training Workshops
- Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
- Treat all children with dignity and respect.
- Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.
- Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
- Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
- Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
- Appropriately dressed, well groomed, and neat.
- Strong customer service skills, both external and internal
- Builds interpersonal relationships
- Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers
- Punctual and reliable
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
Prior to being hired, a teacher shall have a Bachelors of Arts or Science degree from an accredited or approved college or university. A transcript and/or copy of the degree from the approved university/college must verify the coursework
California Teaching Credential is preferred
Demonstrated prior working experience in lower elementary required.
Position requires a high level of energy with the ability to move from a sitting to standing position frequently. Must be able to bend, stoop, and perform extensive walking. Be able to move quickly from one place to another to ensure safety. Can lift up to 30 pounds and is able to work indoors and outdoors. Must be able to supervise students by sight and sound.