St. Mary's is seeking an experienced Lower School Teacher to begin in August 2018. The ideal individual will have previous teaching experience, preferable in an independent International Baccalaureate (IB) school. They will possess a desire to engender a real love of learning as well as a caring, professional demeanor and the willingness to work as part of multiple teams.
Reports to: Head of Lower School
Status: Salaried, full-time, exempt, 10 month position
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teachers will collaborate on the development of the courses of study according to curriculum guidelines and the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Teachers must ensure that the course of study is modified for multiple levels of academic ability and previous experience of students.
Lesson plans must be presented using a variety of techniques including lectures, projects, exhibits, field trips, audiovisual and library resources, computers, and the Internet.
Communication with parents and team members is critical to success.
Responsible for maintaining records of academic performance with online grade reporting and parent-teacher conferences, both regularly scheduled and as needed.
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School and Head of Lower School.
Evidence of applied ongoing professional development
A comprehensive understanding of the application of best practices, inquiry based instruction, backwards design, and formative/summative assessment
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with people of all levels in a professional and constructive manner
Committed to ongoing collaboration with colleagues, administrators, parents and students.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with a strong customer service focus (internal and external).
Strong written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders of the school.
Highly ethical team player.
High energy, self-starter with ability to successfully prioritize and multi-task in an atmosphere in which time sensitive deadlines are the norm, as are interruption.
Excellent computer skills with a proficiency in MS Office.
For consideration, please submit your resume, statement of educational philosophy and cover letter with salary requirements to HR at employment @smaa.org. Please also reference this job posting on the NAIS website.
About our School:
Located in beautiful south Orange County, California, St. Mary's School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School dedicated to inquiry-based academic excellence, developing well-rounded, confident children who flourish in a creative environment founded on Christian values. We are a co-educational, day school serving approximately 700 students from Early Preschool to Grade 8.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability and short-term disability plan options. We also offer a matching 401(k) plan, paid personal and sick time and five weeks of paid holidays per year.
For more information about St. Mary's, please see our website at www.smaa.org.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable
About St. Mary's School
For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.smaa.org