Oregon Episcopal School seeks a second grade teacher to begin duties in August 2024.
OUR MISSION: Oregon Episcopal School prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
ABOUT US: Founded in 1869, Oregon Episcopal School today occupies a wooded 59 acre campus where 880 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, an inquiry based curriculum, and a strong sense of community. The Upper School also includes a small boarding program of international and domestic students who live and learn together enhancing the vibrancy of the school community.
The School values employees who seek to continually develop the OES Essential Competenciesin themselves and others and are prepared to engage in a vibrant, diverse learning community. Committed to the professional development of our faculty, teachers are guided by theLearning and Teaching at OES faculty growth model.
As an Episcopal school, we are rooted in a rhythm of gathering and reflection that values and respects all beliefs and cultures. As such, we educate toward a larger purpose— toward inclusion and respect, service andjustice and commitment beyond ourselves.
The Second Grade Teacher provides classroom instruction to studentsfollowing OES standards and methods for instruction. The teacher promotes curiosity and the exploration of ideas and concepts while fostering an appreciation for lifelong learning. The Second Grade Teacher cultivates in students the OES values of community, social responsibility, and respect for individual differences. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful Second Grade Teacher will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to support the School’s educational mission.
In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful teacher will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to support the School’s educational mission. As professional educators in a dynamic living and learning environment, faculty are required to model professional behavior and observe appropriate adult-student boundaries to support a safe and supportive community for teaching and learning. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening the inclusive community of OES.
In addition to teaching or administrative responsibilities, faculty participate in a variety of activities typical to the independent school environment, including advising, committee work, support of experiential education, and other duties as assigned.
Develop an intellectually challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research-based practices.
Implement an academically strong, inquiry-based and differentiated curriculum.
Individualize instruction and educate the whole child.
Be responsible for teaching in a self-contained classroom.
Work collaboratively with colleagues in a spirit of openness and cooperation.
Use a variety of best curricular approaches including reading workshop, writing process, experiential learning, cycle of inquiry, and conceptual and manipulative-based math approaches.
Utilize a variety of instructional and assessment methods.
Integrate technology to support student learning.
Develop familiarity with a framework for understanding students’ individual strengths, affinities, and challenges.
BA/BS or equivalent in relevant discipline
Two years of elementary classroom teaching experience; team teaching experience
Intercultural competence, ability to work with sensitivity and effectiveness with students, families, colleagues of diverse backgrounds and identities, demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion for people of all backgrounds and identities
Digital literacy; intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Docs/Sheets and other web based applications; database and
Video-conferencing experience, as appropriate to job duties; flexibility and willingness to learn as digital tools evolve
Ability to pass a criminal background check
MA/MS in relevant discipline
Experience teaching in an independent school setting
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Verbal and written communication skills, ability to manage confidential information in compliance with the law and best practice
Ability to consistently apply principles of equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in day to day work and in the broader workplace community
Ability to grow professionally and to stay abreast of changes in the field of education
Interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain collegial relations with colleagues
Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn, ability to integrate evolving IT into curriculum
Organizational skills, ability to work well on teams
Ability to sit at computer and keyboard for moderate periods
Sight and hearing adequate to perform the duties of the job, ability to communicate clearly
Mobility sufficient to move about the campus including climbing stairs and to assure the safety of young children
Ability to communicate clearly with students, parents, and groups of individuals
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis
SALARY: This is a full-time, academic year position that comes with a competitive salary based on degrees and experience, abundant professional development opportunities, and a generous benefits package.
Oregon Episcopal School prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Oregon Episcopal School occupies a wooded 59 acre campus where 880 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, an inquiry based curriculum, and a strong sense of community. The School values employees who seek to continually develop the OES Essential Competencies in themselves and others and are prepared to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.