K-5 Teacher

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American Renaissance School has opportunities for a K-5 Teacher

You will see that ARS is:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Respect
  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Support

Since 1998 American Renaissance School (ARS) has worked to educate our young people as students and citizens. Located in the heart of downtown Statesville, NC, ARS is a welcoming environment where the arts are integrated into the curriculum and students are often seen about town. We believe learning extends beyond the classroom and we always strive to educate the whole child. Come for a stroll downtown, stop for a visit and experience one of the most unique educational environments anywhere.

Position Purpose

Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students, and creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Essential Functions:

    • Develops and administers school elementary curriculum consistent with school goals and objectives.

    • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.

    • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction

    • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

    • Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the c school system.

    • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, or professional meetings, or by conducting research.

    • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement, and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

    • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

    • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

    • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum and participate in faculty meetings and committees.

    • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids, and other supplies and equipment and maintain inventory records.

    • Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.

    • Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.


    Additional Duties:

    Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal


    Equipment:

    Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, copy and fax machines, and telephone.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.

    • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.

    • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the formulation of action plans.

    • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

    • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.

    • Ability to organize and coordinate work.

    • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

    • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.


REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUGGESTED EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • -NC Certification as an Elementary Teacher


Education:

  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignments.


Experience:

Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade levels is a plus.


Expected Open Posistions: 4


Job Type: Full-time


Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • One location
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