The Gooden School, Sierra Madre, California Fifth Grade General Studies Lead Teacher Position 2020-21 School Year
The Gooden School is an independent Episcopal K-8 school set in the foothills of Sierra Madre. We seek an enthusiastic, committed, and creative individual to serve as a Lead Teacher in our fifth-grade general studies program. The successful candidate will teach all general studies content areas (language arts, math, social studies) in a fifth-grade classroom. This educator will work closely with the other members of the Upper Elementary Division (third through fifth grades) to plan and deliver innovative, high quality, and engaging instructional units.
During the 2020-21 school year, The Gooden School may be offering in-person and/or distance learning, online instruction. Candidates should be prepared to offer an engaging curriculum both in-person and through Zoom and Google Classroom.
Professional Qualities/Skills -Passionate, student-centered, inclusive approach to teaching.
-Excellent subject knowledge in Upper Elementary mathematics and language arts. -Able to differentiate instruction to address the needs of all individuals. -Committed to meaningful collaboration with colleagues, students, and parents. -Willing to take risks and seize leadership opportunities as they arise. -Committed to staying current with educational research on best practices. -Interested in professional growth and dedicated to continuous learning and development. -Committed to improving the school as a whole and sharing best practices with others. -Self-reflective and open to feedback from colleagues, administrators, and students. -Possesses knowledge of Digital Citizenship. -Proficient with instructional technology and willing to learn and apply emerging trends that benefit student learning. -Knowledgeable about the restorative approach to discipline and its curricular integration.
Responsibilities -Plan and deliver innovative, high quality instructional units aligned with common core math, language arts, and history standards. -Collaborate with colleagues in the Upper Elementary Division to develop teaching and learning in all curricular areas. -Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. -Attend and actively participate in all faculty meetings. -Participate in special school events including, but not limited to, Open House, Back to School Night, and special student performances. -Chaperone overnight grade level field trips.
Required Experience/Education: -Four-year degree from a college or university. -Valid teacher credential and/or previous teaching experience preferred.
About Us: The Gooden School is an independent Episcopal K-8 school with an engaged and motivated student body that participates fully in chapel services and community engagement projects. We maintain outstanding academics and a strong sense of community through our motto, “Respect for self, respect for others, respect for the world.” We teach the whole child, focusing on social and emotional growth, academic and critical-thinking skills, as well as a wide array of enrichment activities. Our philosophy strongly encourages inclusivity and diversity; and ethics and values are infused throughout the K-8 curriculum.
The Gooden School is committed to professional development; teachers are encouraged to collaborate with their peers at as well as at other schools. Faculty have leadership opportunities within the school and participate in professional and curriculum development opportunities throughout the year. Our benefits and friendly community inspire excellent teacher retention.
The Gooden School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to an inclusive, welcoming community, where all are accepted and are treated with respect.
The Gooden School does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, veteran status, national, or ethnic origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to