Classroom Teacher, Lower School

  • Full Time
  • Belmont

Website Charles Armstrong School

Classroom Teacher, Lower School

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

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. Lower school homeroom teachers are responsible for leading daily morning meetings with students and co-teacher.

In the classroom, the teacher will work to create an educational setting where students have the opportunity to fulfill their personal and academic potential. Candidates will possess an interest in 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, 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.
Maintain effective and efficient documentation.
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.
Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and planning.

Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience

Required

Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred

Valid teaching credential
Experience with and understanding of adolescent children in grades 6-8
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 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
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

 

Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and related learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area with 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.

Charles Armstrong School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sex in the administration of its educational and employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and the Title IX regulations to the School may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Small Business Administration’s Assistant Administrator for Equal Employment and Civil Rights Compliance. The School’s Title IX Coordinator can be contacted as follows:

Madonna Uyenoyama

Charles Armstrong School

1405 Solana Drive, Belmont, CA 94002

P (650) 592-7570 ext. 1228

muyenoyama@charlesarmstrong.org

 

 

 

 

 

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