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Applying for Position:
UPPER ELEMENTARY MATH TEACHER
Echo Horizon School,
Culver City, CA

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

POSITION SCOPE: The Upper Elementary Math Teacher will work in a departmentalized program as part of the Upper Grades team (Grades 5 and 6). This position is responsible for curriculum planning and instruction in math, using the Singapore Math program. The Math teacher also supports innovation, creativity, integration between disciplines and integration of technology use throughout the program. Classroom Teachers at a grade-level will plan curriculum together. Within the classroom, they will establish inclusive communities and tend to the social and emotional needs of students while maintaining a high level of academic learning.    

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement a challenging instructional program at the appropriate level of difficulty for each child while meeting grade level benchmarks
  • Use best pedagogical practices and principles of effective instruction consistently in the classroom
  • Create compelling lessons in Math using the Singapore Math program and other diverse pedagogical methods and projects
  • Create a safe, engaging, and inclusive classroom environment where all children are heard, supported, valued, and respected for their unique identity 
  • Provide a balanced classroom where social emotional learning, character development, and academic excellence are prioritized and valued 
  • Maintain records on each child’s progress and provide parents with oral and written reports of child’s accomplishments
  • Support the fifth and sixth grade students, families, and the Head of School in writing recommendation letters and essays and supporting the Middle School application process
  • Conduct parent conferences as scheduled by the school and on an as-needed basis
  • Work collaboratively and as a co-teacher with the DHH co-teacher
  • Develop effective techniques of mainstreaming deaf and hard of hearing children into the regular classroom
  • Serve as a grade level advisor/homeroom teacher
  • Pursue professional development to maintain expertise in teaching performance and to improve in the craft of teaching and child development
  • Plan and attend field trips, including overnight events, as relevant to each grade
  • Attend all assigned faculty/staff meetings, in-services, team, and committee meetings
  • Follow school policies and procedures as described in the faculty handbook
  • Attend and support School events, including, but not limited to, staff meetings, admission orientations, board/faculty events, professional development days, grade level gatherings, fundraising events, parent teacher conference days, or other days faculty members are required to work
  • Assist with carpool, lunch and recess duties
  • Cooperate with and support special school-wide events and special activities of Echo Horizon School Parent Association


*Other duties as assigned by the Head of School and the Assistant Head of School

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors degree in Math, Education, or a relevant field
  • Master’s Degree in Math, Education, or similar field preferred
  • Up-to-date with best pedagogical practices for elementary school education
  • California Multiple Subject Credential or the out-of-state equivalent
  • Knowledge of Common Core standards, Principles of Effective Instruction, Responsive Classroom, and Singapore Math methods
  • Exceptional cultural competency skills in order to create a diversity responsive learning environment and to work effectively with a range of students from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully handle diverse issues involving parents/guardians
  • Ability to support the behavioral and developmental needs of children
  • A positive outlook, strong listening skills, a growth mindset, and an enthusiasm for working with young people and their families
  • Curiosity and a love of learning and children
  • A willingness and enthusiasm to participate and be visible in the Echo Horizon School community
  • Responsive Classroom training or availability to attend a 4 day training in August
  • Proficiency with Mac computers, MS Office programs, Internet use


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Standing and sitting for extended periods of time
  • Repeated squatting and bending
  •  Lifting up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to work outdoors with no temperature control
  •  Correctable vision and hearing.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee may also be asked to perform other reasonably related job duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor and other school administration as required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. Echo Horizon School reserves the right to revise or change duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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