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SUBSTITUTE MUSIC TEACHER - January through March 2018

Rossman School is searching for an experienced educator to teach music from January 16 through March 9, 2018.

The person in this position teaches the music curriculum for the entire school – Junior Kindergarten through sixth grade. Students learn through a variety of methods and techniques, employing aural, visual and kinesthetic modes. The elements of music – rhythm, melody, harmony, form, style, and timbre are presented sequentially as the children are exposed to written music notation and sing, chant, play, and create various styles of music. Movement, listening and creative dramatics are also important parts of the classroom experience. In music class, children are part of an ensemble, whether playing instruments, singing or creating a role in a classroom drama; they discover the interdependence of group members in the learning process.

The ideal candidate for this position will have at least two years teaching experience and a background in music. This individual will demonstrate a dedication to honesty, kindness, respect and responsibility – the pillars of Rossman’s character program – in his/her interactions with children and adults. He/she will possess a strong work ethic, a love for teaching, an ability to effectively interact with parents, a good sense of humor, flexibility, adaptability, poise and an overall commitment to a child's academic and social betterment. Experience in an independent school is not required. Salary will be commensurate with other area independent schools and an applicant's experience.

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EXTENDED DAY ASSISTANT - Current School Year

Rossman School is seeking an energetic and responsible part-time teaching assistant for the Extended Day Program on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Teaching assistants are responsible for students in Junior Kindergarten through sixth grade. Assistant teachers help students with homework and projects, facilitate structured and non-structured play and communicate with parents and teachers to ensure students' safety and success.

Requirements:

  • Prior experience in education or childcare
  • Ability to be flexible and reliable
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers and parents
  • Ability to maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
  • Bachelors degree preferred

If interested, please contact Gail Clark, Upper School director, at gclark@rossmanschool.org.

 

 

LOWER SCHOOL DIRECTOR - 2018-2019

Rossman School is seeking an experienced leader for its Lower School (grades JK-2), beginning August 1, 2018. The Lower School Director works closely with the Head of School, the Upper School Director and the senior administrative team to fulfill the school’s mission — Rossman School provides a strong, well-balanced education in a nurturing school community committed to excellence.

The Lower School Director works collaboratively with the Upper School Director to ensure that the school’s curriculum and programs support the school’s mission and standards of excellence. The directors provide leadership for curriculum reviews, maintain the Curriculum Guide, and support the faculty in carrying out the curriculum. Rossman School uses Educational Records Bureau Comprehensive Testing Program 4 (ERB CTP-4) as a tool to assess the progress of individual students and classes as well as the overall academic program. The Upper and Lower School directors carefully analyze school-wide test results on an annual basis and share their findings with the Board, faculty and parent body. They engage in regular professional development in order to stay abreast of current best practices and thoughtfully apply this knowledge to the school’s curriculum.

Strong relations between the Lower School Director and faculty are critical to the school’s continuing growth. The Lower School Director supports homeroom and specialty teachers for JK through second grade as they carry out the curriculum by observing classes and providing consistent feedback. The Upper and Lower School Directors encourage the growth of all faculty members by organizing in-service workshops, leading division meetings, and informing the faculty of external professional development opportunities. They also support teachers new to Rossman School through the New Teacher Program.

Rossman School believes in meeting the needs of individual children. The school’s unique team teaching model supports this goal by lowering student-teacher ratios and enabling teachers to differentiate curriculum on a daily basis. The Upper and Lower School Directors work collaboratively with the faculty to develop productive “team teaching” as defined by the school and maximize differentiation of curriculum. Additionally, the Lower School Director works closely with the Learning Specialist and Lower School faculty to meet more specific needs of individual children. This work includes facilitating student review meetings, communicating with parents, providing a historical perspective of children’s progress, and determining action plans for individual students.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience as an elementary school teacher and possess a love and understanding of lower school children. This individual will demonstrate a dedication to honesty, kindness, respect, and responsibility — the pillars of Rossman’s character program — in his/her interactions with children and adults. He/She will have a record of collaborative leadership working with teachers and administrators to further a school’s mission. He/She will possess strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to successfully and wisely navigate student/teacher, parent/teacher and teacher/teacher issues. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic, flexibility, adaptability, poise, and an overall commitment to a child’s academic and social growth. Experience in an independent school is not required. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with other area independent schools and an applicant’s experience. A master’s degree is preferred.

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