Upper School Support Teacher

Indian Creek School is an independent coeducational day school, founded in 1973, offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts. In 2019-20 the school enrolls approximately 550 students in grades Pre-K through twelve from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds. This position is full time, beginning in January 2020 and would report to the Head of Upper School.
 
It is our mission to help students achieve their academic goals by encouraging responsibility, empowerment and self-advocacy and to partner with families to provide support for all students in the program with the goal of creating independent and self-aware learners. Academic Support classes are scheduled in place of a general study hall and occur just as frequently as every other academic course. The program offers enhanced academic services for an additional fee. The Academic Support Program emphasizes the development and/or improvement of general organizational skills, planning, prioritizing, task initiation, time management, and includes some assistance with academic content. Students have a scheduled Support class and one-on-one meetings with the Academic Support Instructor.
  
Responsibilities:
  • Support students with a variety of learning needs, specifically executive functioning weaknesses in grades 7 to 12 within our Academic Support Program
  • Work with the Head of the Upper School to ensure a high-quality education and the most engaging experience for students
  • Collaboratively plan and implement interdisciplinary units with other co-curricular teachers, classroom teachers, or grade level teams
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, staff, and parents
  • Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
  • Create a positive and safe classroom culture and community
  • Actively participate in a professional learning community, including professional literature, peer coaching, reflection meetings, planning meetings, data meetings, and staff meetings
 
Requirements:
  • Educational philosophy aligns with the mission and vision of Indian Creek School
  • Ability to collaborate with classroom teachers to develop interdisciplinary units
  • Ability to work as part of a team to develop curriculum and assessments
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with different learning styles
  • Proficiency in technology, including both iPads and Microsoft products
  • Preferred: Experience with reading, understanding and implementing educational reports and testing, IEP’s, 504 Plans, etc.
  • Preferred: Experience applying for College Board and ACT accommodations
  • Preferred: Master’s in Special Education
  • Federal and State Background Check clearance
 Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and maintain a positive relationship with others, including the lead teacher
  • Reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth
Working Conditions:
 
Environment:
  • School environment including indoor and outdoor activities
Physical Demands:
  • Read handwritten documents and other records or reports
  • Exchange information in person, by computer, or on the telephone (as needed)
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Some light lifting, carrying, bending
  • Mobility to ensure supervision of students both in and outside of the building, including on playground equipment and on field trips
 Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary depending on education and experience. Excellent benefit package including life, health and dental coverage. Partial tuition remission for children attending Indian Creek School.
 
Application Process: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Matt McCormick, Head of Upper School at 1130 Anne Chambers Way in Crownsville, MD 21032 or mmccormick@indiancreekschool.org
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Indian Creek School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
 
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