|Job Title||Elementary Teacher (K or 1st Grade)|
|Posting Date||January 15th, 2013|
Work with an amazing team of talented, hardworking, fun, intelligent colleagues, who share your passion for educational excellence.· Experience unparalleled professional development by sharing best practices with colleagues, co-planning units and lessons, and receiving personalized instructional coaching.
· Feel empowered and respected when you contribute to important curricular, instructional and cultural decisions.
· Feel a passionate commitment to continual growth and improvement for yourself, your colleagues, and in turn, your students.
Our first kindergartners began their journey as lifelong learners when we opened our elementary schools in 2012. As a Kindergarten or 1st grade teacher at HVA Elementary, you (with a brilliant and dedicated co-teacher) will create your dream classroom: a place of academic depth, a caring atmosphere that nurtures each child’s potential. Working closely with other teachers, you will have the freedom to create your own curriculum and lessons, in line with HVA’s mission and standards. You will set ambitious goals for your students, invest them and their families deeply in their education, and start them on the path to and through college.
Our ideal candidate is a smart, passionate, experienced, educator, committed to educational equity and the craft of teaching. You have a record of high performance in your past teaching. You are an exceptional relationship builder, able to inspire both students and their families. You view obstacles as opportunities for personal growth and refuse to let them prevent you from accomplishing ambitious goals. You’re a genuinely kind, warm person and thrive as part of a dynamic team. And you probably don’t mind putting on goofy glasses and having a spontaneous dance party now and then…in or out of your classroom!
Collaborate with a co-teacher to develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA standardsInspire students to dedicate themselves fully to their educationEstablish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe and caring environmentWith guidance, analyze assessment data and use data to inform instructionCollaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standardsMaintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferences
Minimum two years full-time classroom teaching experience, preferably at the lower elementary level in an urban setting. Four or more years of teaching experience strongly preferred.Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge studentsVery strong demonstrated results in elementary literacy instructionDemonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm, strict, orderly environmentA strong sense of personal accountability for student achievementUnshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high level