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Rossman School is currently seeking candidates for the following positions. Click a link to learn more.

Physical Education Teacher (2021-2022)

Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher (2021-2022)

Substitute Teacher

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Rossman School is searching for an experienced physical education teacher for the 2021-2022 school year to join our physical education teaching team.

Working collaboratively, Rossman’s two physical education teachers plan and teach skill development and application, physical fitness, sportsmanship, and athletics. Based on a spiraling curriculum, developmentally appropriate skills are introduced and practiced throughout the Lower School (pre-Kindergarten through second grade). These skills are then applied in the context of games and sports in the Upper School (third through sixth grade). Emphasis is placed on the importance of maintaining physical fitness and the impact this has on one’s ability to participate in athletic pursuits. Sportsmanship is a core component of Rossman’s physical education program and supports the school’s four key values of kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility. Exposure to a variety of athletic units in the Upper School builds students’ confidence and prepares them for athletics in secondary school.

The physical education team has daily contact with every student in the school. They also plan and carry out the curriculum for Rossman’s Afterschool Sports Program. This program includes after school “practices” as well games and tournaments with other schools. Additionally, the physical education team leads fun community sports events, including Field Day, Spirit Day and Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience teaching school-age children. He/She will be committed to collaborative team-teaching, designing effective, challenging curricula for students, differentiating activities for all skill levels and evaluating student progress. He/She will possess a strong work ethic, a love of teaching, and the ability to effectively interact with parents and colleagues. He/She must exhibit adaptability, creativity, and an overall commitment to a child’s physical 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.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jkaiser@rossmanschool.org with “Physical Education Teacher Search Committee” in the subject line.

 

SIXTH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER

Rossman School is searching for an experienced upper elementary/middle school language arts teacher to assume homeroom responsibilities for its sixth grade for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will join our current sixth grade math teacher to form the sixth grade homeroom team.

Working collaboratively and utilizing team teaching, the sixth grade homeroom teachers jointly plan and teach the mathematics and language arts curriculum, designing and assessing an effective and challenging program for talented students. The language arts teacher will lead the language arts curriculum, consisting of reading, writing and grammar. Our reading curriculum includes the study of multiple novels, an independent reading program, and regular nonfiction readings. Our writing curriculum builds on 6+1 Writing Traits. Students write consistently in several genres for a variety of audiences and purposes, including key projects related to hallmark sixth grade experiences and a capstone research project. The mathematics curriculum is based on the Everyday Mathematics curriculum and is supplemented with projects and inquiry-based lessons.

The homeroom team collaborates with specialist teachers to nurture the academic and social-emotional well being of the grade, using responsive classroom practices such as advisory groups to teach and support character growth according to the Rossman values of honesty, respect, responsibility and kindness. The homeroom team also helps to plan and facilitate Sixth Grade Camp in the fall and an interdisciplinary spring trip to the National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee and Space Camp in Alabama, both trips offering community and personal character building opportunities.

Along with the school’s administration, the sixth grade homeroom team supports students and families through the secondary school application process. In addition to traditional report card comments, the sixth grade homeroom team collaboratively completes a common recommendation for each student for secondary school admission and meets with each school’s admissions director to elaborate on the gifts of each child. During the latter part of the school year, the homeroom team leads the sixth grade’s graduation from Rossman School.

This individual will demonstrate a dedication to the Rossman values in his/her interactions with children and adults. He/she will possess a love of children and for teaching, poise and professionalism, a strong work ethic, the ability to effectively interact with parents, and a good sense of humor. 

Experience in an independent school is not required. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with other area independent schools and an applicant's experience.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jkaiser@rossmanschool.org with “Sixth Grade Language Arts Search Committee” in the subject line.

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Rossman School is seeking energetic and responsible substitute teachers who enjoy working with children. Responsibilities begin at 7:45 a.m. through dismissal at 3:15 p.m. The substitute’s job is to enable each student to learn in the absence of the regular teacher in a positive, kind environment.

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in education or a related field
  • Experience working with children

To Apply

Please send a resume to Jordan Andes at jandes@rossmanschool.org.

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