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Applying for Position:
MS HOMEROOM/MATH TEACHER
Charles Armstrong School,
Belmont, CA

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

Middle School – 7th Grade Homeroom & 6th/7th Grade Math Teacher

Charles Armstrong School unlocks the unique potential of students with dyslexia and related learning differences, changing the trajectory of their lives.

Charles Armstrong School is looking for middle school teachers with extraordinary vision: to inspire, guide, and teach students with language-based learning differences so that they can meet their full academic and emotional potential.

Position description:

Homeroom co-teacher: Teacher will work in a co-teaching model to create an educational setting where students have the opportunity to fulfill their cognitive and social/emotional potential. Teacher will act as academic advisor to a group of students within the homeroom class.

Small group math teacher:

  1. Candidates will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students with language-based learning differences as well as teaching math. 
  2. Teacher will lead mathematics (foundational and pre-algebra) instruction for 6th and 7th grade students in small groups of approximately 8-10 students.
  3. Teacher will be responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths and result in students achieving academic success in accordance with Charles Armstrong methodology and mission.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Using direct instruction, teacher will implement differentiated instructional activities in small and whole group settings that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and learning needs.
  • Maintain effective and efficient documentation.
  • Use classroom management systems that are effective with students with learning differences.
  • Work in a collaborative professional learning environment.
  • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process. 
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, teaching partner and other professionals on a regular basis.
  • Model professional and ethical standards when working with students, parents, peers, and community.
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and planning.


Education, Certifications, and Work-Related Experience:

Required

  • Valid teaching credential (Special Education certification or Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Three to five years of classroom teaching experience (preferred)
  • Understanding of interactive, multisensory instructional methodology
  • Experience with and understanding of adolescent children in grades 6-8

 

Additional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve academic goals
  • Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate with students, teachers and teaching partner
  • Ability to form parent partnerships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative professional learning environment
  • Flexible and positive attitude
  • Ability to motivate and engage thriving learners
  • Ability to identify and improve student outcomes
  • Understanding students according to strengths and challenges
  • Experience with technology integration in the classroom


Charles Armstrong School offers:

  • Competitive salaries commensurate with experience
  • Attractive medical, dental and vision package, 403b plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Team-teaching model
  • Instructional coaches
  • Professional development program
  • Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals


 Candidates should submit a cover letter with their resume.

Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area with a national reputation for excellence. Charles Armstrong School is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school of approximately 240 students in grades 2-8. Charles Armstrong School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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