Green Hedges School seeks an experienced Grade 2 classroom teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Green Hedges is a private independent preschool through Grade 8 school with approximately 170 students. The School is located in Vienna, VA, which is fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.
A successful candidate for the Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher will have: Undergraduate degree (masters preferred) in education or a related field • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of related teaching experience • Proficient knowledge of the academic and social-emotional development of elementary age children • A high level of energy and strong, positive classroom presence •Excellent time management and organizational skills •Initiative • Ability to collaborate •Significant experience working with technological platforms used in distance learning and a readiness to adapt to possible changes in learning settings.
Candidates must successfully complete a required background check.
Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction that encourages students to be actively engaged in the learning process, using Green Hedges’ Mission and Curriculum Overview as guides. This includes language arts (reading, literature studies, writing, and word study), social studies, science, and math.
Create positive learning communities within the classroom that acknowledge and respect children’s social and emotional interactions and growth.
Establish and uphold healthy and respectful individual and class behavioral expectations using Responsive Classroom guidelines.
Implement a guided reading program for reading instruction that centers on small group learning based on students’ current instructional reading levels.
Teach reading and writing using a workshop model, including one-on-one conferencing with students to improve individual abilities.
Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a variety of students with different learning styles as well as areas of strength and weakness.
Coordinate grade-level curriculum mapping.
Build on an expanding knowledge of how children learn best through pursuing professional development opportunities.
Work diligently and proactively to maintain positive and constructive home-school communication.
Work closely with school learning specialist and guidance counselor in meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.
Communicate regularly with grade-level specials teachers to stay informed of grade-level program and to share timely information about students.
Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning for all students.
Conduct parent-teacher conferences.
Use assessment and evaluation tools to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results to students, parents, and appropriate others in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance.
Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and department meetings.
Perform professional duties as assigned by the Head of School or the Assistant Head of School. These duties include but are not limited to recess duty, lunch duty, and dismissal duty.
Reports to: Assistant Head of School
Interested candidates should submit 1) letter of interest, 2) three references, and 3) resume to: [email protected]
Green Hedges School is committed to equal employment opportunity. The School does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or physical or mental disability.
About Green Hedges School
All children embark on their own educational journeys brimming with potential, informed by nature, and nurtured through personal experience. We believe each journey is better and more nourishing if, during these formative years, it takes place within a deeply-connected and diverse community. Such a community provides children a supportive, physically- and emotionally-safe environment where they become confident learners who take risks and actively engage in their world. Green Hedges is this community.