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29 Jul 2021

Full-Time Lower School Classroom Teacher

Charles Armstrong School – Posted by ElissaWhorl Belmont, California, United States

Job Description

Our Mission: 

Charles Armstrong School unlocks the unique potential of students with dyslexia and related learning differences, changing the trajectory of their lives. 

Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and related learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a national reputation for excellence. Charles Armstrong School is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school of approximately 240 students in grades 2-8. Charles Armstrong School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Position description: 

Currently Charles Armstrong School is looking for a Lower School Teacher with extraordinary vision: to inspire, guide and teach students with Dyslexia and related learning differences so that they can meet their full academic and emotional potential. Armstrong has a co-teaching model which includes: team teaching, one lead/one support, parallel teaching and alternative teaching. 

With this model, our homeroom co-teachers work closely to plan, develop and deliver differentiated instruction to students. 

The teacher will work in conjunction with a credentialed teacher, in a co-teaching model, to create an educational setting where students have the opportunity to fulfill their cognitive and social/emotional potential. Candidates will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students with Dyslexia and related learning differences. The teacher will be responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths and result in students achieving academic success in accordance with Charles Armstrong methodology and mission. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Using direct instruction, the teacher will implement differentiated instructional activities in both small and whole group settings that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences. 
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and learning needs. 
  • Use classroom management systems that are effective with students with learning differences.
  • Work in a collaborative professional learning environment. 
  • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process. 
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, teaching partner and other professionals on a regular basis. 
  • Model professional and ethical standards when working with students, parents, peers, and community. 

Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience: 

Required 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

Preferred: 

  • Valid teaching credential (Special Education certification or Master’s Degree is a plus) Three to five years of classroom teaching experience 
  • Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies 
  • Training in a structured reading and literacy program such as Wilson, Slingerland, Orton Gillingham, or Lindamood Bell. 

Additional Skills: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work on a team 
  • Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated 
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve academic goals 
  • Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills 
  • Ability to communicate with students, teachers and teaching partner 
  • Ability to form parent partnerships 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative professional learning environment Flexible and positive attitude 
  • Ability to motivate and engage thriving learners 
  • Ability to identify and improve student outcomes 
  • Understanding students according to strengths and challenges 
  • Experience with technology integration in the classroom 

Charles Armstrong School offers: 

  • Competitive salaries commensurate with experience 
  • Attractive medical, dental and vision package, 403b plan 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Team-teaching model 
  • Instructional coaches 
  • Professional development program 
  • Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals

 

How to Apply

Direct resumes and cover letter to  Hiring Committee  Hiringcommittee@charlesarmstrong.org  (650) 592-7570  Charles Armstrong School  1405 Solana Drive, Belmont, CA 94002  www.charlesarmstrong.org   

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 29 days.

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