$1500 HIRING BONUS AFTER 90 DAYS OF WORK!
The Lead Teacher will implement curriculum in a safe, healthy and nurturing classroom environment that supports each student’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth and development. The primary objectives of the Lead Teacher are to: (1) Support student’s social emotional development through positive/conscious discipline, (2) Provide students with attentive relational care and education, (3) Plan developmentally appropriate learning opportunities rooted in students’ interests, (4) Design and maintain a learning environment that is inspiring and is conducive to the optimal growth and development of each student. The Lead Teacher reports to the School Leader.
- Learning Environment
- Provide experiences and guidance that attend to student’s emotional needs and emotional management skill building.
- Maintain a classroom environment free of shaming, degrading, or disrespectful language.
- Take initiative to make the school an effective and meaningful experience for students and families, adapting to their individual needs.
- Model effective and professional classroom management practices rooted in positive or conscious discipline, redirecting students appropriately.
- Consistently use responsive and engaging instructional strategies.
- Ensure classroom materials are available, in good repair, and used efficiently. This involves, checking regularly to ensure that supplies are available and informing a School Leader when supplies are needed.
- Create a homelike, clutter free, organized learning environment that encourages students’ self-regulation.
- Know how to combine direct instruction with projects initiated and directed by the students with teacher support.
- Identify developmental goals based on observations, developmentally appropriate assessments and anecdotal notes.
- Plan and implement daily lesson plans based on developmental goals for the individual student and demonstrate the ability to identify students’ interests and experiences from recorded observations in the form of anecdotal notes and student work samples.
- Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the developmental levels of students.
- Alert School Leader about students facing barriers to education in an effort to determine the need for intervention support and adjust the learning environment and curriculum accordingly.
- Measure and monitor learning goals and maintain accurate records of students’ progress and development utilizing appropriate assessment tools, including work samples and observations.
- People & Personal Leadership
- Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical and responsible, exhibiting good attendance and punctuality.
- Communicate effectively with students, parents, fellow staff and school leaders.
- Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationships with each student’s family and encourage their involvement in the school.
- Provide parent conferences and assist in school-wide events as requested.
- Participate actively in staff required meetings, training sessions, and school visits by prospective parents as necessary.
- Utilize technology to provide parents with access to their students’ learning through photos, video and anecdotal notes regularly.
- Stay abreast and current with education research trends and be a knowledgeable resource for parents on child and adolescent development.
- Support and develop assistant teachers and other classroom staff through training, feedback, and coaching.
- Perform any other duties as requested in support of the school and students.
- Maintain a safe classroom environment based on safety standards set by Endeavor and state licensing.
- Adhere to Employee Handbook and Endeavor’s Standard Operating Procedures.
- Ensure the school complies with all federal, state, and local regulations and licensing requirements.
- Monitor and maintain classroom ratios at all times by informing School Leader of any ratio discrepancies as necessary.
Growth Mindset: Models a ‘Growth Mindset’ by consistently seeking to develop one’s talents and demonstrating a passion for learning and growth.
Hungry: Continuously strives for excellence, going above and beyond what is required to seize opportunities for the overall benefit of the organization.
Humble: Puts the collective success of the team over one’s individual interests, easily admitting to one’s own mistakes and sharing the credit for team accomplishments.
(People) Smart: Demonstrates good judgment when interacting with teammates, understanding one’s impact on others and adjusting one’s behavior as necessary.
Teacher Craft Knowledge: Accurately and efficiently communicates an in-depth understanding of concepts, processes, and/or knowledge in ways that contribute to the learning of all students.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Cultivates the interpersonal skills and emotional discipline to forge authentic relationships with teammates in order to establish mutual trust, respect and accountability. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to students.
Collaboration: Involves parents, colleagues, and partners with the community in a collaborative effort to provide seamless support for students.
Communication: Communicates effectively with parents and students with sensitivity, honesty, and empathy. Discusses matters with coworkers and leadership directly and in a professional manner.
Organization and Time Management: Uses time effectively by making thoughtful choices about the organization and implementation of both instructional and non-instructional tasks (lesson plans, organizing classroom events, bulletin board, record-keeping) to maximize for student learning.
Adaptability: Exercise patience and maintain a calm and positive disposition even in the face of adversity, troubleshooting any complications that arise with flexibility, wisdom, and caring.
Creativity: Develop and apply innovative and original teaching methods and instructional resources to enhance learning and maintain student interest.
Experience and Education:
- Bachelor’s degree in Elementary, Middle or High School education (depending on position applying for) or equivalent professional experience.
- Experience in working with Elementary, Middle or High-School Students.
- State licensing requirements for a Lead Teacher serving this age group.
- Ability to use standard office equipment as a laptop and smartphone.
- Current teaching license in the state of Ohio.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Consistently walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, sitting on the floor or in child-sized chairs.
- Hear or talk
- Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
- May occasionally lift or move up to 30 pounds.
- Must be able to move quickly from one position to another to assist children as needed and in compliance with safety standards.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced or delegated by management to meet the business needs of Endeavor Schools.
At Endeavor Schools, we strive to inspire and draw out the best in each other by celebrating our differences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. Merit governs all aspects of consideration for employment with Endeavor Schools, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.