Position Opening: Early Elementary (Multi-age 1st and 2nd grade) Classroom Teacher
Type: Full-time faculty
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Start Date: August 9, 2021 (the first day of school is August 19, 2021)
Maumee Valley is a community of lifelong learners. A Maumee Valley education is Personal, Experiential, and Global. As the only secular, PK-12 independent school in northwest Ohio, Maumee Valley supports an accomplished and diverse student body within a rigorous academic program on their journey to finding the right fit for college and career. Maumee Valley Country Day School’s mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education. Maumee Valley’s long-standing commitment to experiential education remains a hallmark of a student’s experience, where each student is guided through a personal journey carefully constructed in partnership with faculty advisors. Students come from all walks of life and all over the world where diverse learners, voices, stories, and experiences are heard in order to empower and educate our community members.
A Maumee Valley employee is a guide who orchestrates learning for students in ways that are engaging, challenging and relevant. The successful candidate is a resourceful and innovative teacher who utilizes a range of pedagogical techniques in order to reach all learners. The community will feel safe, respected, and confident in the environment created by this candidate. We ask all of our employees to do the following:
Maumee Valley Country currently has an opening for an outstanding Primary Classroom Teacher. The successful candidate must be an excellent teacher who has experience in teaching elementary school primary grades (Kindergarten - 3rd grade).
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Plans and leads instruction in math, writing, reading, social studies, science, and other subjects as needed;
Differentiates instruction to provide enrichment for more capable students and remediation for students who need additional learning support;
Possesses a strong understanding and ability to use a variety of assessment practices to determine student progress levels and adjust instructional programs to assist students in being successful;
Creates developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young learners and uses best instructional practices to assist students in reaching high levels of academic growth;
Places a high value on productive collaboration between themselves and their grade level partners, specialists, and academic support;
Is goal-oriented and can demonstrate a history of establishing and completing professional development goals focused on improving student performance;
Displays a personal passion to keep abreast of educational research and effective practice;
Possesses an in-depth understanding of backward design, organizing instruction around established learning objectives, and the vital importance of planning;
Involves parents in their instructional program and creates strong home-school communication structures;
Works independently with minimum supervision;
Works with other members of the faculty to create a strong learning environment;
Plans and implements a guided reading program that provides individualized reading instruction for students and can incorporate both reading and writing workshop components into the daily instructional program; and
Plans and implements the Writer's Workshop instructional approach to assist students in developing writing skills and writing confidence.
Skills and Competencies:
Strong work ethic
Bachelor’s degree in Education required
Master’s degree in Education preferred
Minimum of 3 years experience teaching at the Primary grade levels preferred
All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check.
Documents needed:MVCDS Application, cover letter, resume, three written professional letters of reference, and a copy of college transcripts.
Please use the title of the position in the subject line of your email.
About Maumee Valley Country Day School
Employment at Maumee Valley is more than a job. It is an opportunity to join a community of learners who seek challenge, commitment, and strong relationships. Because we are an independent college preparatory school, much is required of our administrators, faculty and staff.
Maumee Valley Country Day School's mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community, while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education.
The Upper school is recognized for it’s extraordinary learning opportunities. The Upper School’s Winterim program enhances students' learning with intensive, focused month long experiences. Students select from offerings that include classes, local as well as international educational trips and independent study projects. The Fine and Performing Arts programs are a part of the core curriculum of the Upper School. The school also has an international student program that provides a unique learning opportunity for international students as well as provides the student body with unique exposure to diverse cultures and ideas.