pilotED Schools Bethel Park is a nationally-recognized elementary school that seeks to empower the way students see themselves and the world around them using an approach centered in social identity development, civic engagement, and academic excellence. From our daily identity-based classes to our sports programming and civic engagement opportunities, pilotED actively promotes an enriching lifestyle for our students and families to forever interrupt generational cycles of poverty.
As the critical driver of student success, the primary responsibility of a Kindergarten teacher is to effectively instruct students and inspire young minds in a manner that supports pilotED’s academic model of holistic and identity-based education. pilotED teachers are accountable for students’ academic performance and will receive extensive coaching to ensure that all standards are being met. In addition, teachers are expected to effectively manage classroom behavior while supporting the identity-driven climate and culture of the school. One teacher within the grade-level will be established as a lead teacher (added responsibility/compensation). The classroom teacher reports directly to the School Principal with support from the Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Lead Teacher.
- Effectively plan and deliver daily lessons which align to school wide academic plans and cover all required academic standards.
- Frequently collect and analyze classroom assessment data to monitor student growth and attainment, differentiate content and inform small group instruction.
- Create a safe, loving and respectful classroom culture through effective classroom management and positive behavior techniques.
- Collect and analyze classroom behavioral data to inform management decisions.
- Implement culturally responsive teaching practices in daily instruction.
- Collaborate with Department of Special Services to identify students for Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and ensure compliance in meeting existing IEP requirements.
- Work collaboratively with grade-level teammates and administrators to monitor and adjust instructional and behavioral programming.
- Participate in weekly observation and coaching sessions.
- Communicate frequently with parents/guardians; participate in select family engagement activities (meetings, home visits).
- Develop strong, positive relationships with students and families;
- Attend and participate in all professional development opportunities;
- Support school community through participation in/organization of community events, after-school programming, field trips and/or civic engagement opportunities.
- Perform informal observations and provide feedback for improving instruction within grade-level team.
- Participate in summer (starting 2019) curriculum and assessment improvement.
- Lead professional learning community for grade-level team and run grade-level meetings.
- Serve as liaison between school administration and grade-level team.
Job Type: Full-time