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Looping Lead Teacher for grades 1-5

Birchtree Charter School

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Full time



Apr 14

Description: 1.0 Elementary Looping position at Birchtree Charter School. The loop is grades 1-5, and will be starting at Grade 1 for FY24. Birchtree is a Waldorf inspired K-8 charter school.  

Job Summary: Candidate will teach and loop with the same class for grades 1-5. Candidate needs to be able to integrate all subject matter into the Waldorf curriculum. Additionally, knowledge of Waldorf standards and Alaska State Standards is preferred.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and Alaska Teaching Certificate or certified and working on an Alaska Teaching Certificate. Prefer experience and/or knowledge of Waldorf philosophy and looping classrooms.

Essential Duties

-Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at times designated by the principal.

-Plans a program of study to meet the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students and adheres to the District curricular objectives.

-Displays a conceptual knowledge of the content being taught.

-Selects and/or creates teaching materials selected to fit into the instructional plan.

-Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students. Alters teaching strategy to meet the needs of the students and is conscious of behavioral clues coming from students.

-Communicates information, explanations, justifications, expectations, directions, and evaluations to students, teachers, parents, other district staff, and community members with efficiency and clarity.

-Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of principal.

-Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicates these objectives to students. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals.

-Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media; consistent with the physical limitations of the location and the needs and capabilities of individuals or student groups involved.

-Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required. Creates or selects, and administers suitable tests for summative, formative, and diagnostic purposes.

-Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

-Maintains accurate and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.

-Assists administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct in school. Develops reasonable rules of behavior, procedures for discipline, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner within the classroom. Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.

-Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when requested.

-Supervises and plans purposeful assignments for volunteers and assists the principal in supervising and evaluating classified staff as requested.

-Strives to maintain and improve professional competence, attends staff meetings, and serves on committees.

-Other duties as assigned by principal.

Physical Requirements: LIGHT WORK: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligable amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Application Procedure: Apply online at: https://www.matsuk12.us/jobs

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