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Fifth Grade Teacher

Seven Oaks Classical School
Published
July 4, 2019
Location
Ellettsville, Indiana
Category
Job Type

Description

SCHOOL BACKGROUND:

Seven Oaks Classical School is a public charter school that opened in the fall of 2016 with 161 students in grades K-8. The school will add a grade each year through grade 12. This year, the school is serving roughly 300 students in grades K-10. Next year, the school will add a 11th grade, and plans to continue adding a grade each year until we have a full K-12 program.

Teachers at Seven Oaks Classical School are hired based upon their intellectual accomplishments, moral seriousness, and skill in the art of teaching. We seek teachers who know and love the disciplines they teach, who understand and enjoy children, who are able communicators, and who embrace the mission of the school.

POSITION: Fifth Grade Teacher

DESCRIPTION:

Seven Oaks Classical School is seeking an elementary teacher who is prepared to teach a knowledge-rich, language-rich curriculum that prizes regular instruction in all core subjects, including history and science. The ideal candidate would have experience with classical education, a love of great literature, familiarity with Singapore math and an intensive phonics program, the ability to diagram sentences, and skill in dialectic.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in classical education preferred
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field requires. Master’s degree or higher in an academic subject a plus
  • Some form of valid teaching license or certificate, or at least a willingness to pursue one of the various pathways to certification offered by the state. (NB: The school is prepared to help candidates identify a pathway to licensure or certification.)
  • A deep soul and a strong character.
  • A willingness to work hard and maintain a positive, professional attitude and demeanor.
  • A commitment to teamwork, service, leadership, and growth.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • A working understanding of childhood development, coupled with a deep well of patience, good humor, and professionalism.
  • Basic skill with technology (e.g., use of a laptop, document camera, and projector; use of MS Word or equivalent).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing a classroom in such a way as to create an atmosphere characterized by order, respect, and joy.
  • Cultivating good habits among the students through explicit instruction and personal example.
  • Teaching the curriculum with skill and fidelity.
  • Planning carefully so as to make full and efficient use of class time.
  • Identifying or creating potential resources to improve instruction.
  • Contributing to the life of the school through participation in school events, clubs, student life functions, and the like.
  • Assisting colleagues through peer observations, mentorship, collaborative planning, class coverage, etc.
  • Assisting with teacher duties outside the classroom (e.g., helping with carline or the lunch room).
  • Cooperating with the Student Services department in the identification and support of students with special needs.
  • Communicating regularly and professionally with parents about student conduct and academic progress.
  • Attending faculty meetings and other professional development opportunities.
  • Offering tutoring at least twice per week outside of regular school hours.
  • Complying with all relevant school policies and state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Preparing plans for substitute teachers.

For more details about the application process see www.sevenoaksclassical.org/employment. Applications and inquiries should be emailed to hr@sevenoaksclassical.org.

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