Lead Elementary Teacher @ The Lerner Jewish Community Day School

Lead Elementary Teacher

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Lerner Jewish Community Day School in Durham, North Carolina seeks an experienced general studies educator for our growing school community to teach kindergarten or first grade language arts, math, science and social studies. The Lerner School serves students in preschool through 5th grade. Our mission statement affirms our commitment to “achieving the highest standards of academic excellence, fostering the learning of Jewish values, culture, and traditions while building a diverse and caring community . . . one child at a time.” The candidate will be expected to further this mission by planning, organizing, and implementing an appropriate instructional program and by collaborating with their teaching team, colleagues and parents.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
• Plan and prepare lesson plans and instructional activities by identifying clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes
• Study the curricular materials and implement the core curricula
• Utilize a variety of learning materials and resources in the classroom
• Identify student instructional levels and differentiate instruction to address students at their readiness level using a variety of teaching strategies
• Use relevant technology to support instruction
• Encourage and monitor the progress of all students
• Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress
• Manage student behavior by establishing clear protocols and implementing our Responsive Classroom program
• Effectively communicate with parents, colleagues, and administration to maximize student growth and to create a positive learning environment
• Participate in on-site professional development, school meetings, and extracurricular programs as required
• Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers
• Ensure that school policies and safety procedures are reflected in daily practice
• Continue to grow professionally by maintaining awareness of current pedagogy and by implementing changes to instruction as needed
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, Master’s preferred
• Teacher Certification (North Carolina or a reciprocal state)
• 3+ years relevant teaching experience
• Knowledge/familiarity with Readers’ & Writers’ Workshop curriculum & Bridges math curriculum are a plus, but not required
• Technologically savvy
• Awareness of and interest in supporting a Jewish day school environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Passion for teaching & love of children

Please contact Head of S*********************nd resume. Salary commensurate with experience; full benefits include health insurance, dental & vision, life, short & long term disability, & 403b retirement plan. An employment offer is contingent on a clean background check.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter explaining why you want to work at the Lerner School.
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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: Discounted tuition for employee children
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2021-02-17
  • Times this job has been viewed: 93 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Teacher (Classroom)
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
The Lerner Jewish Community Day School
1935 West Cornwallis Road
Durham , North Carolina 27705
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