King School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.
Job Title: Lower School Grade 5 Teacher
Division: Lower School
Reports to: Head of Lower School
Job Description: King School seeks a full-time Lower School Grade 5 teacher who will report to the Head of Lower School. This teacher will assume duties and responsibilities, consistent with expectations for Lower School classroom teachers.
Primary responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
Teach all academic areas of a Grade 5 class, including language arts and math, in small and large group lessons, as well as individual instruction.
Proven ability to teach Readers and Writers Workshop, as well as Investigations mathematics.
Provide academic and emotional support to students.
Use of Responsive Classroom methods, including daily Morning Meetings and classroom management strategies.
Model fairness and proper behavior.
Plan programmatic and grade level activities with team members, including coordination with respective Director of Teaching and Learning
As a member of a teaching team, meet regularly, share resources, collaborate effectively.
Regularly assess students and develop lessons that align with the student assessments.
Be knowledgeable of the information in each student’s Digital Learning Profile.
Use appropriate technology to enhance instruction and communication, including the MyKing portal for report writing and sharing information with parents weekly.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development
Perform duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School, including recess, lunch, and dismissal.
Attend Lower School and all-school faculty meetings, as well as workshops on staff development days held after 3:00 P.M.
Attend Parents’ Night in September/October, Open House etc.
Work in collaboration with the Admission Office in screening applicants.
Chaperone a one-night field trip to Philadelphia at the conclusion of the academic year.
Provide coverage for other Lower School teachers, when necessary.
Participate in King’s orientation and mentor programs.
Skills and Requirements:
Masters Degree, Elementary Education preferred
A strong affinity for young children, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
Knowledge of academic and social developmental benchmarks.
Excellent communication skills and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues and parents
Must embrace use of technology to enhance classroom instruction and communication.
Strong capacity in cultural competence; ability to work, learn, and teach in cross-cultural environments.
Capacity to teach using project-based and experiential learning frameworks
Commitment to King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy Statement
King is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is King’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. King does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender (including an employee’s gender identity, appearance, or behavior, even if different from that traditionally associated with the employee’s sex at birth), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state, or local law.
King will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the School. Any person who believes he/she may require such accommodation should contact his/her Division Head or the Head of School.
This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs. It is the responsibility of every employee to follow this policy conscientiously and to immediately report any violations. Any employee who believes that there has been a violation of this policy — with regard to themselves or others — must report the violation to his/her Division Head, Head of School, or any member of the leadership team.
King absolutely prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, makes a report under this policy.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.