About Elm Community CS We are an interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environment focused on cultivating civically engaged student leaders. Essential to our school’s philosophy is a relevant hands-on curriculum, along with the commitment to nurture each student’s social and emotional intelligence. We are looking for a team of individuals committed to fostering an environment that is innovative, collaborative, and equitable for both students and staff. Join us!
Elementary Lead Teacher (K-2) Elm CCS is looking for creative and results-driven teachers aligned to Elm’s academic program that emphasizes a balance of mastery and inquiry-based models or learning, value collaboration with colleagues, prioritize differentiation of instruction, are reflective and open to feedback and continual development, and believe in teaching the whole child.
Responsibilities: ● Building a classroom culture in which students love learning; ● Establishes a positive classroom environment through proactive methods, a clear and consistent management system, and strong student rapport; ● Teaching students through an inquiry-based curriculum, placing the thinking work on all students; ● Adapt and implement curriculum and assessments to student needs; manage and adjust the curriculum unit overviews and pacing calendar according to student needs and assessment cycles; ● Design and implement lesson plans and targeted small group instruction according to student data and needs; ● Holds all students to high expectations, with the fundamental belief that students with special needs and emergent bilingual learners are capable of incredible growth and achievement; ● Actively monitors and assesses student achievement and progress based on short-term and long-term goals and objectives for both general education students and students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP); ● Provides timely and frequent feedback for students, based on formal and informal assessments, and aligned to lesson and unit objectives and quarterly goals; ● Proactively builds relationships and collaborates with other staff members to meet team goals, share best practices, and solve grade team concerns; ● Engages and contributes in professional development; proactively applies professional development material into classroom and teaching; trains with colleagues and leaders to receive targeted, in-the-moment feedback on instruction; ● Communicates regularly with families regarding the academic performance and behavior of students; ● Support the School in operational needs including arrival, dismissal, meal times, and recess.
Qualifications ● Hold certification in Special Education or English as Second Language, Elementary Education, or English as a Second Language; ● Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in early childhood or elementary education highly preferred; ● Minimum of 2 years teaching experience in elementary education, preferably in urban education; ● Demonstrated ability in adapting curriculum and lessons to various student needs; ● Experience in interdisciplinary studies and inquiry-based learning highly preferred.
Successful candidates should also have the following experiences and characteristics. They: ● Are an inspiring team player who continually pushes themselves and others to higher levels of achievement; ● Deeply embed themselves into the community of the school, ensuring strong relationships, high engagement, and great operational results; ● Are a champion of Elm’s belief that all members of the school community must be active learners and resourceful problem-solvers in order to ensure a high quality education for all our learners; ● Are reflective, self-aware, and actively analyzes student work and data to provide a high quality education that is accessible to all students ● Have a growth mindset.