About The Craig School: Established in 1980 and located in Mountain Lakes and Montville, New Jersey, The Craig School is an independent 2-12 co-ed school whose mission is to serve students with language-based learning disabilities. The Craig School provides students with a strategy-based, comprehensive, and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, and builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem.
Job Summary: This full-time position at The Craig School, requires an individual who is passionate about teaching, the mission of serving students with language-based learning disabilities, and is highly collaborative and committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests. The Craig School relies heavily on multi-sensory and differentiated instruction. Teachers at The Craig School work with students in small classes of 8:1 addressing student needs through both small-group and individualized instruction. They are skilled in establishing strong relationships with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop academically.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach five lower school courses for students in grades 2 through 5.
Plan and implement curriculum;
Integrate technology into the curriculum following best practices;
Use classroom management systems that are effective with students with language-based learning differences;
Provide a positive environment that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning;
Teach in-person at the school and/or via Zoom in synchronous and asynchronous models as needed.
Provide effective and consistent communication with parents and Lower School Director regarding students’ behaviors, academic concerns, and progress
Serve as an advisor to students; work with students, parents, and other teachers to fully develop a picture of students’ strengths and learning needs
Regular and consistent communication with students, parents, and colleagues.
Model professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers, and the community
Supervisory duties, professional learning community involvement, or other school-related duties as appropriate; additional duties as assigned.
The appointment will begin August 2021 and is a full-time position with benefits.
Ability to uphold and support The Craig School’s mission, values, institutional goals, and educational philosophy to positively influence students served
Master’s degree in education, special education, or related field preferred;
Credential, graduate degree, or extensive graduate work in the field of Special Education or learning disabilities;
Special Education licensure, certification, or degree strongly preferred.
Minimum 2-4 years classroom teaching experience;
Strong desire to teach students with language-based learning differences;
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies;
Experience with technology, specifically Chromebooks, Google Suite for Education, and other assistive technologies and educational software, such as IXL, Learning Ally, Kami, etc.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
Strong organization and time-management skills; and
Desire to continue to develop professionally by learning new programs and methodologies.
Please submit a resumé and cover letter to Mary Calvano, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, [email protected]
Additional Salary Information: The compensation package is reflective of NJAIS range of salary and benefits and commensurate with experience and degree attainment.