Fourth Grade Homeroom Teacher

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Reports to: Lower School Head

  • Develops and implements a Fourth Grade program which adheres to the current grade curriculum, gearing the program to address the needs, special talents, styles, and pace of learning of the individual child and the collective class.
  • Assists in the planning and preparation of the learning environment including setting up and maintaining the classroom learning centers and preparing and/or obtaining needed supplies, materials, and textbooks. This process should be conducted in an organized, thorough, and timely manner.
  • Conducts him/herself in a professional manner at all times which reflects the mission and philosophy of the Academy.
  • Ensures that adequate and complete lesson plans are available for a substitute for a planned or unplanned absence.
  • Establishes and maintains effective partnership with parents through conferences, conversations and consistent and frequent communication. Keeps parents informed about classroom activities and the individual development of their children.
  • Ensures the safety of the children at all times.
  • Treats children, parents, faculty, staff, and administration with dignity and respect and practices positive approaches to discipline, as outlined in the Academy’s Discipline Policy.
  • Keeps the Lower School Head apprised of children’s progress, potential problems, or needed consultation between parents, teachers, and the Lower School Head.
  • Maintains and reports absences and lateness according to established procedures.
  • Maintains students’ grades and reports these grades on report cards according to established procedures.
  • Completes conference reports after each parent/teacher conference; reviews critical conference results with the Lower School Head. 
  • Attends all regularly scheduled and additional faculty meetings and liturgies.
  • Responds to communication regarding students within 24 hours.
  • Responsible for the orderly arrangement, appearance, and décor of his/her classroom; maintaining sanitary conditions for faculty and students.
  • On a rotating basis, will be responsible for assuming the supervision duties of arrival and/or departure carpool, recess, lunch, etc. as assigned or needed.
  • Participates in recommended training programs, conferences, seminars, courses, and other professional development opportunities to further enhance professional and personal growth.
  • Must be willing to fully participate with the Lower School Head in performance evaluations and in assessing development activities and personal improvements needed to ensure continuing professional and personal growth.
  • Three or more years of teaching experience.
  • A Masters degree in early childhood education is preferred.

St. James Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its hiring, education and admissions, financial aid programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.