Overview

St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as an Elementary Co-Teacher, beginning August 2021. As an Episcopal school, St. George’s welcomes and respects all religious, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our community recognizes and values the dignity of each person. We affirm differences as sources of strength that create a culture of transformative diversity, building upon shared experiences that deepen our humanity and enhance the intellectual, social, spiritual and moral development of all students. We believe that valuing diversity and inclusion is sacred and living this value transforms our institution, our people and the greater community.

Type: Salary

Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required; prefer Master’s degree with a focus on differentiated instruction

The successful candidate will possess skills and experience that would include the ability to:
• seek a deep understanding of the curriculum and program
• generalist teaching experience in the content areas of English language arts, social studies, mathematics with an emphasis in science
• work collaboratively with other teachers in grades two through five to differentiate instruction using co-teaching models
• knowledge and application of co-teaching models (lead and support, station, parallel, alternative and team)
• understands and applies data informed instructional practices to determine zone of proximal development and partner with others to create differentiated instruction (knowledge of the Measures of Academic Progress a plus)
• partner with and communicate among school teams, outside professionals, and families about student strengths and opportunities for growth
• partners with co-teachers to model and support executive functioning strategies to optimize student growth
• partner with co-teachers across the elementary grade levels to promote smooth student transitions from one grade level to the next
• support a staggered teaching day, through 4:30 p.m., that includes the design of after school experiences to extend academic growth and enriched learning opportunities for students (ex. Coding, gardening, robotics, newspaper club).
• attend overnight trips, chaperone student programs, and perform supervisory duties as needed

Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus
visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials
and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.

Candidates will embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Angie Simpson, Director of Human Resources, at asimpson@sgis.org or 1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville, TN 38017.