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2nd Grade Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/01/2020
School Name Gig Harbor Academy
City, State Gig Harbor, WA 
Posted 02/01/2020

Job Summary

Gig Harbor Academy is a student-centered school holding to basic progressive education principles, approaching teaching through an inquiry model. The teacher is responsible for establishing a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive, and safe learning environment that is conducive to learning. The teacher plans and prepares for learning by designing coherent and innovative instructional lessons and student assessments. The teacher manages student behavior with dignity and creates an environment of respect and rapport within the classroom. The teacher maintains accurate records and regularly communicates with parents.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
  • Provide appropriate feedback on work.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance and development.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • Create cross disciplinary learning activities when appropriate.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students and parents regarding student progress and student behavior.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Differentiate learning in order to meet each child’s learning needs.
  • Liaise and collaborate with specialist teachers.
  • Integrate suitable technology in learning.

Other functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Encouraging parents to be partners in the education of their child by establishing open lines of communication.
  • Participate in appropriate professional development activities.
  • Not required but strongly encouraged, involvement in the After-School Enrichment program.
  • Available to work extended hours as contractually stated. Duties Specific to Grade Two
  • Coordinate at least one field trip per trimester
  • Buddy program with Kindergarten Prep 2
  • Arbor Day contest participation

Candidates must hold a teaching certificate and a minimum of 2 years classroom experience is preferred. Candidates are encouraged to visit the school's website, www.gigharboracademy.org, for further information regarding the school's mission and objectives. The position of Second Grade teacher is available beginning with the 2020-2021 school year and will be posted until filled. All inquiries please forward your resume, a copy of your educational philosophy that includes your approach to teaching young children, two professional letters of reference from a current or past supervisor, and a copy of your teaching certificate by email to Operations, by fax 253.265.8124 or mail to 6820 32nd St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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