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Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Position Start Date: 2023-24 school year
MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning more than 150 years. A leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, coeducational school for grades JK-12. Our mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as engaged citizens in our ever-changing world.
MICDS offers employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the School contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.
For immediate consideration, complete our online application at https://www.micds.org/our-school/career-opportunities/ and upload a copy of your cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy.
Under the general direction of the Head of Lower School, the Homeroom Teacher is
responsible for implementing a developmentally appropriate academic and
social/emotional curriculum for our students.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of classroom instruction and
work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and
Develop and implement curricula that include integration of content, concepts, and
skills from across the disciplines into a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
Adapt/differentiate teaching methods and instructional materials to meet a diverse
community of students’ varying needs and interests.
Address children’s skill and knowledge development in language arts, mathematics,
and social studies.
Instruct and nurture children in the development of their social-emotional,
behavioral, and self-management competencies within the framework of the
School’s mission and honor code.
Prepare, administer, and grade assessments, in-class work, and assignments in
order to evaluate students’ progress, provide appropriate feedback and to design
differentiated curricula; write formal progress reports to parents.
Meet with parents/guardians to discuss their child’s progress, to present priorities
for their child’s learning, set goals, and discuss resources to maintain progress.
Collaborate with the curriculum coordinators, learning specialist/counselor,
department chairs, other teachers, and administrators in the development,
evaluation, and revision of lower school programs/curriculum.
Team with grade-level, divisional, and departmental colleagues to create a
consistent continuum of student learning and experiences.
Supervise within duty rotations as assigned.
Attend faculty meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops,
as well as stay current with professional readings and research in order to maintain
and improve professional competence.
Mentor and partner with the Teaching Associates.
Serve on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
Contribute to other projects and responsibilities which may be added at the School’s
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Early Childhood Education. Masters preferred.
Significant prior experience teaching in a school setting.
Organized, dependable, friendly, patient, energetic and creative.
Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other faculty, staff,
parents, and members of the community.
Experience with a range of administrative uses for technology and a creative approach to integrating technology as an essential tool in student learning.
Well versed in developmentally appropriate and current teaching methodologies for
Teach/play indoors on the floor as well as outdoors on the playground.
A criminal history and background check is required and must be successfully
completed prior to employment.
While performing the duties of this position the teacher must enjoy working and
learning with young children.
Enjoy and appreciate the physical activity associated with interactive learning.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment.
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.