First Grade Teacher

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD seeks a first grade homeroom teacher to begin August 16, 2021.
The mission of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. St. Andrew’s steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is rooted in the school’s Episcopal identity and its mission. 
 
Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling approximately 650 students in preschool-grade 12. The school is a 19-acre campus (PS-12) in Potomac, Maryland. Since 2008 St. Andrew’s has renovated or newly built each of its buildings and outdoor spaces, including a 43,000 square-foot Student Center in 2016 and a new 31,000 square-foot Lower School building completed in 2019.
 
St. Andrew’s has earned international recognition as a destination school for research-informed teaching, learning, and leadership development. Its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (www.thecttl.org) has trained 100% of the St. Andrew’s faculty in the foundations of Mind, Brain, and Education Science research. As leaders in the research-to-practice movement, St. Andrew’s teachers and students conduct original educational research with faculty from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Research Schools International, led by individual faculty members at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. CTTL publications and training have influenced more than 10,000 teachers and school leaders internationally. As a faculty member at St. Andrew’s, you can have the opportunity to work directly with the CTTL as a Teacher Research Fellow or contributing author to the CTTL’s internationally recognized publication Think Differently and Deeply.
 
St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovative, positive culture that challenges and supports one of the most broadly diverse student bodies in greater Washington. The school seeks growth-minded, highly motivated, collaborative faculty and staff who will continue the school’s growth and focus on the development of each student’s full potential.
 
As a Responsive Classroom school, the Lower School provides a balance of academic rigor and emotional and social nurturing. From interdisciplinary design thinking projects, active participatory lessons, monthly field trips, service learning activities, teachers craft a positive, engaging, structured environment where students learn to become invested, self-motivated learners.  This exciting opportunity will require a faculty member who can work collaboratively with fellow teachers and administrators, while also possessing the confidence and knowledge to be a curricular leader. We encourage interested candidates to find out more about the school by visiting www.saes.org.
 
To apply, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to:
 
Judy Kee
Co-Head of Lower School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
8804 Postoak Road
Potomac, MD 20854
employment@saes.org
 
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrews is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff.  Pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, St. Andrews does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.

Homeroom Teacher: Job Description
 
In the Lower School program at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, the Homeroom Teacher is responsible for curriculum implementation, parent and staff communications, and classroom supervision. The Homeroom Teacher reports to the Co-Head of the Lower School.  The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Teach major subject areas, which includes Responsive Classroom, language arts/English using Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, math using Everyday Math, and history
  • Prepare course objectives, outlines, and lesson plans for the appropriate course of study, following curriculum guideline and school requirements
  • Instructs students for the purpose of improving their success in academics through a defined course of study
  • Demonstrates and differentiates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student learning profiles
  • Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning classroom as well as monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, cafeteria, playground, school grounds, hallways, restrooms, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Collaborates with faculty members, school personnel, parents, and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Assesses student progress towards learning targets, objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration
  • Counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, appropriate behavior by offering problem solving techniques
  • Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and to improve student achievement
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit
  • Support the Episcopal identity of the Institution
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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.