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Applying for Position:
5TH GRADE TEACHER
New Roads School,
Los Angeles, CA

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

JOB SUMMARY

New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good. 

The 5th grade Lead Teacher is a professional, experienced and passionate educator with teaching experience at the lower school level. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create age appropriate lesson plans
  • Attend and participate in curriculum planning meetings
  • Participate in committee work, faculty meetings, parent coffees and additional duties as assigned
  • Lead parent conferences and maintain weekly communication with parents throughout the year
  • Work in a highly collaborative community to develop and implement a creative and challenging curriculum
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education
  • Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter and effectiveness in teaching
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess students at their appropriate developmental levels
  • Ability to differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so students are appropriately engaged and challenged
  • Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner
  • Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities
  • Communicate with parents and students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty
  • Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sound pedagogical skills
  • Strong background in math and reading instruction at the lower elementary level
  • Experience and interest in differentiated instruction and a project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning
  • Highly developed writing and organizational skills
  • Background/interest/passion for teaching language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science in a self contained classroom
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong foundation in child development
  • Possess excellent classroom management skills
  • Have passion for personal and professional growth
  • 3+ years teaching experience at the lower elementary level, preferably in an independent school
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related educational field required


BENEFITS

  • Medical insurance (Employee covered 100%)
  • Dental insurance (Employee covered 100%)
  • Vision insurance (Employee covered 100%)
  • Life insurance (Company Paid)
  • Long Term Disability (Company Paid)
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings (immediate matching)
  • Flexible Spending Account Section 125 Cafeteria Plan(s) (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Paid holidays, sick leave and personal days

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