The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community.
We dedicate ourselves to fostering in our students personal resourcefulness and integrity, a sense of social responsibility, and a lifelong appreciation of learning through an innovative, socially and emotionally supportive, and academically challenging program. Our pedagogical and curricular philosophies embrace multicultural perspectives, which challenge educators and learners to examine their preconceived notions of race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We adhere to a common code of civility among all constituents. We tailor our instruction so that the needs of the individual students are met. A committed faculty and administration strive to create a school that will stand as a model for what K-8 education can be, and serve as a genuine and enduring partnership between Columbia University and its neighbors.
Teach a class of about 20 students in the context of an integrated curriculum, possibly with a teaching partner
Increase the skill set of elementary and middle school students to further understand dance concepts, dance performance, the performing arts, the history of dance, and the role of dance in other disciplines and in communication through the art form of dance
Work with the discipline team to continue an ongoing development of K-8 dance curriculum scope and sequence
Work to ensure academic excellence by fully knowing students and adapting curriculum to meet needs
Collaborate with a team of teachers in the design and implementation of integrated curriculum and performing arts
Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records, and use them to write accurate, comprehensive reports
Commit to the academic and social mission of The School, which encompasses differentiation to meet the needs of a diverse community
Fulfill duties, responsibilities and commitments as outlined in the Working at The School at Columbia Guidebook
Participate fully in the active and rich life of the school
Engage in ongoing communication with parents/guardians
Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer / disability / veteran.
A./B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university
At least two years of full-time teaching experience in K-8 public, parochial, or independent schools beyond student teaching
Strong skill sets in teaching various genres of dance, and meeting the social and emotional needs
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests and ability to commit to a creative, integrated curriculum
Commitment to equity and justice including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Familiarity with new technologies
Internal Number: 985-13013
About The School At Columbia University
The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community:
Collaboration: Encouraging creative problem-solving in dynamic groups where outcomes are not always predictable, but ultimately greater than any individual perspective could envision.
Community: Promoting inclusivity, facilitating open communication, and providing clear expectations to all members of the community to ensure a healthy, productive environment, inside and outside the school.
Diversity: Reveling in an environment of myriad learning experiences that address important aspects of diversity, including identity development, anti-bias skills, and the idea that difference is better.
Innovation: Taking thoughtful risks grounded in current research, putting new technologies to work in classrooms, and always seeking new approaches to learning to provide a meaningful 21st-century education to all students.