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Second Grade Homeroom Teacher

Position Type Teacher
School Name Catlin Gabel School
City, State Portland, OR 
Posted 01/31/2020

Catlin Gabel School seeks to employ the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.

The School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the school’s success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his or her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

Position Title: 2nd Grade Homeroom Teacher
Department: Beginning and Lower School

FTE: 1.0 (Exempt)

Reports to: Beginning and Lower School Head

The Homeroom Teacher provides instruction in all subject areas including math, reading, writing, social studies, handwriting, spelling, and social-emotional development. The teacher assesses students’ progress and reports to parents on a regular basis.


  • Commitment to the tenets of progressive education including experiential learning, teaching to the whole child, democracy, and inquiry
  • Plan and facilitate effective, differentiated lessons in reading, writing, handwriting, spelling, math, and social studies
  • Assess student learning on an ongoing basis and use this information to inform instruction
  • Co-plan with teaching colleagues. Work in a cooperative manner with teachers across the division
  • Foster a classroom environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, make mistakes, and be curious
  • Practice thoughtful, respectful, and effective classroom management techniques which support active learning and promote responsibility, self-management, and positive relationships
  • Work in partnership with students and their families
  • Maintain frequent contact with families including blog posts, emails, meetings, and informal conversations
  • Write progress reports and participate in parent/teacher conferences
  • Attend all faculty and community meetings
  • Supervise students during recess and other non-class times
  • Develop, plan, and supervise field trips (both local trips and overnights).
  • Complete required Human Resource trainings each year
  • Participate fully in the life of the school


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years classroom teaching experience and record of effective performance.



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