This role will involve teaching advanced math students at the Gr 3-5 level in a small group pullout class situation. This is a half-day position, contracted hours 8:00am-12:30pm (incl. breaks and prep). There is also the opportunity to teach two MS Math blocks in the afternoon (optional).
Reports to: Lower School Head
Develops and implements a math program to extend a group of advanced Gr 3-5 students, which adheres to the current grade curriculum, gearing the program to address the needs, special talents, styles, and pace of learning of the individual child and the collective class.
Assists in the planning and preparation of the learning environment including setting up and maintaining the classroom learning centers and preparing and/or obtaining needed supplies, materials, and textbooks. This process should be conducted in an organized, thorough, and timely manner.
Conducts him/herself in a professional manner at all times which reflects the mission and philosophy of the Academy.
Ensures that adequate and complete lesson plans are available for a substitute for a planned or unplanned absence.
Establishes and maintains an effective partnership with parents through conferences, conversations and consistent communication. Keeps parents informed about classroom activities and the individual progress of their children.
Ensures the safety of the children at all times.
Treats children, parents, faculty, staff, and administration with dignity and respect and practices positive approaches to discipline, as outlined in the Academy’s Discipline Policy.
Keeps the Lower School Head apprised of children’s progress, potential problems, or needed consultation between parents, teachers, and the Middle School Head.
Maintains and reports absences and lateness according to established procedures.
Maintains students' grades and reports
Completes conference reports after each parent/teacher conference; reviews critical conference results with the Lower School Head.
Attends all regularly scheduled and special faculty meetings and liturgies
Responds to communication regarding students within 24 hours
Responsible for the orderly arrangement, appearance, and de?cor of his/her classroom; maintaining sanitary conditions for faculty and students.
On a rotating basis, will be responsible for assuming the supervision duties of arrival and/or departure carpool, recess, lunch, etc. as assigned or needed.
Participates in recommended training programs, conferences, seminars, courses, and other professional development opportunities to further enhance professional and personal growth.
Must be willing to fully participate with the Lower School Head in performance evaluations and in assessing development activities and personal improvements needed to ensure continuing professional and personal growth.
Fingerprinting at the school’s expense upon hire and familiarity with child abuse laws.
All faculty members are required to treat other faculty, staff, administration, students, and parents with dignity and respect at all times.
Faculty are expected to fully support, wherever and whenever possible, the public relations and fundraising events sponsored by the school, Patrons’ Association, or students.
Willing to assume other duties as assigned or needed to assure the smooth operation of the Academy.
Three or more years of teaching experience
About St. James Academy
St. James is located 20 miles from Baltimore on a beautiful 89-acre campus. St. James Academy is a PreK through 8 Episcopal day school in Monkton, Maryland.