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Our mission: The Raleigh School is a cooperative community of children, parents and teachers that fosters a love of learning in an atmosphere of challenge, inquiry and respect.

Employment

The Raleigh School will post job openings here as they arise.

  • Office Manager
  • Learning Specialist Teacher
  • Elementary Assistant Teacher
    — 3rd grade assistant teacher
    — Kindergarten assistant teacher

Individuals interested in preschool openings may send resumes to Preschool Director Elizabeth Gilleland.

Candidates interested in elementary openings should send resumes to Elementary Director Mary Golden.

Candidates interested in administrative openings should send resumes to Head of School Bud Lichtenstein.

Learning Specialist Teacher

Learning Specialist Teacher

The role of the Learning Specialist is to support students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation; support teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom; work with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better support students who require additional support and intervention. The teacher’s broad area of responsibility is to ensure that each student may learn and flourish academically, socially, and emotionally in a nurturing and responsive classroom and school environment. Each student, guided by the Learning Specialist is expected to achieve at a high academic and personal level, according to his/her potential.

Core Duties and Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

● Mission

o Actively support the mission and articulated goals of The Raleigh School.

● Teaching and Learning

o Develops solid knowledge of elementary curriculum, essential questions, concepts and skills so as to better support students and assist classroom teachers.

o In cooperation with classroom teacher(s), creates a support and intervention plan for each student requiring services.

o Assists teachers in classrooms to help adjust, modify, and enrich curricular approaches and improve pedagogy.

o Works in conjunction with Elementary School Director and Guidance Counselor to recommend tutors, psychoeducational evaluators, etc.

o Meets with outside specialists attending to students’ needs.

o Works with students across a variety of settings, as deemed appropriate according to individual needs and as schedule allows.

o Provides skillful classroom management practices (routines and procedures) to ensure a safe, orderly, positive, enjoyable, and productive learning environment.

o Uses formative and summative assessment and documents student progress and achievement; assesses and analyzes student strengths and needs; designs and implements appropriate instruction to facilitate learning and growth.

o In consultation with the Head of School and Elementary School Director, creates and implements a protocol for determining who will receive special needs support.

● Professional Growth

o Work cooperatively with supervisor in an annual evaluation process

o Demonstrate on-going intellectual and professional growth and development through participation in workshops, seminars, and conferences, by maintenance of professional credentials, and, when appropriate, by seeking to share knowledge, wisdom, and skills to improve education in our community and beyond

o Seeks out new and innovative curricula, texts, and technological applications for implementation in our classrooms.

o Remains current with accepted and appropriate instructional theory, practice and research, including engaging in regular and strategic professional development to advance the role of the Learning Specialist (including local and national conferences).

● Parental Communication and Collaboration

o See parents as resources and partners in the cooperative venture of educating their children

o Participates in a variety of meetings focused on instructional support

o Establishes and maintains communication with parents about their child’s academic, social and emotional progress and needs and makes recommendations for home and out of school interventions.

● Collaboration with Colleagues

o Work collaboratively with other teachers to develop, share and implement curriculum, traditions, and teaching strategies.

o Actively participate in the life of the school at faculty and committee meetings where appropriate

o Gives input to teachers regarding student progress reports as deemed appropriate and necessary.

o Attends and participates in weekly faculty meetings, school functions, and professional development activities during and after school hours as needed, appropriate and assigned.

● Support school admissions-related events and needs

● Foster appreciation for diversity in our community and our classrooms

● Fulfill other responsibilities as defined by the Head of School or Elementary School Director.

Hours and Attendance

Hours of onsite attendance are outlined in each teacher’s annual contract.

Teachers are expected to display the highest standards of professional practice regarding attendance and working hours. They are expected to be dependable, conscientious, and punctual.

● Attending and Participating in the following events:

♦ Faculty Meetings (approximately 2/month)

♦ Faculty Retreats and Training

♦ Teacher Workdays

♦ Parent Orientation Nights

♦ The Annual Membership Meeting of The Raleigh School

♦ Admissions Events

♦ Other events/meeting as directed by HOS and/or Elementary School Director

Ideal Qualifications for Learning Specialist Teacher Position

● Bachelor’s degree and/or Master Degree from an accredited four-year college in Special Education

● Significant experience working with children who have an identified learning disability

● Experience reading and interpreting psychoeducational evaluations and knowledge of a variety assessment tools

● Skill and experience in preparing instructional materials and plans to meet the needs of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery;

● Skill and experience working in a student centered environment including using ongoing assessments to design appropriate learning activities, ability to differentiate curriculum, and knowledge of child development;

● Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

● Ability to provide a supportive, positive, and caring environment for children;

● Ability to develop and utilize management techniques that consistently promote the learning and growth of children;

● Ability to use a wide varied of technology resources

Interested candidates should send cover letter and résumé to Elementary Director Mary Golden.

Elementary Assistant Teacher

Elementary Assistant Teacher

The assistant teacher is a vital member of the classroom community. Along with the lead teacher, he or she is responsible for the emotional, physical and academic well being of the children in the class. The assistant teacher will work along with the teacher to provide instruction, supervision, support, and guidance. As a member of the school community, the assistant teacher will be supportive of the classroom teacher, parents, Board of Trustees, administration, fellow faculty members, and The Raleigh School.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning

o Assist lead teacher in planning and implementing curriculum/lesson plans under the direction of the lead teacher.

o Serve as lead teacher role when he or she is absent.

o Teaches some subject matter to children or leads activities under the guidance of the lead teacher

o Assists children, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts

o Maintain classroom, class materials, and displays of children’s work.

o Assist lead teacher in daily preparation of classroom and instructional materials.

o Actively encourage child-centered learning and the development of good school habits.

o Actively supervise the children in the classroom and on the playgrounds to provide a safe, nurturing, healthy, and educational environment.

o Assist lead teach in observing, assessing, recording, and evaluating each child's needs and progress

o Actively assist in fostering and managing a collaborative, positive, responsive classroom culture that optimizes student academic, social, and emotional learning

Parental Communication and Collaboration

o See parents as resources and partners in the cooperative venture of educating their children

o Assist lead teacher in preparation of written assessments of children.

o Demonstrate appropriate confidentiality, discretion and tact.

Collaboration with Colleagues

o Establish and maintain a good working relationship with lead teacher and colleagues in words and deeds

o Work collaboratively with other teachers (particularly in the same age group and division) to develop, share and implement curriculum, traditions, and teaching strategies.

o Actively participate in the life of the school at faculty meetings where appropriate

o Work with lead teacher to define specific job tasks and responsibilities based on background and experience

Professional Growth

o Work cooperatively with supervisors in an annual evaluation process

o Demonstrate a willingness to grow as an educator

o Demonstrate on-going intellectual and professional growth and development through participation in workshops, seminars, and conferences when appropriate.

Display an accepting attitude and foster appreciation for diversity in our community and our classrooms

Fulfill miscellaneous responsibilities as defined by the Lead Teacher, Head of School or Elementary Director.

Hours

Hours of onsite attendance are outlined in each teacher’s annual contract.

Assistant teachers must display the highest standards of professional practice regarding attendance and working hours. They must be dependable, conscientious, and punctual.

Since teachers are the heart of the school and are integral members of the parent-teacher relationship, they have many responsibilities in addition to the supervision of each class session for which they are contracted. These responsibilities include:

  • Arrival at school in plenty of time to set up the classroom environment. All preparations, including planning, securing materials, and preparing materials, should be completed prior to the beginning of the class session. Teachers should be ready to greet children and “begin the day” as the children arrive.
  • Ensuring the safe departure of each child at the end of the school day and completing the “clean-up” routine.
  • Attending and participating at the following
  • Faculty Meetings (approximately 2/month)
  • Faculty Retreats and Training (approximately 1-2 days/year)
  • Teacher Work Days
  • Parent Orientation Nights
  • At least one Summer Class play date per year
  • Other events/meeting as directed by HOS, Elementary Director, or Board

Job requirements:

An assistant teacher will have a four-year degree, ideally with coursework in education, child development, or psychology. Preference in hiring will be given to applicants with experience in an elementary classroom setting.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to take initiative in anticipating classroom needs of students and lead teacher.
  • Skill in preparing instructional materials and plans.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to provide activities for children that encourage healthy growth.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.
  • Child supervision skills.
  • Ability to perform common computer activities including Internet searches, Excel, Word, Power Point.
  • Ability to visually supervise children.
  • Ability to supervise and instruct children in physical education activities.
  • Ability to understand and display appropriate professional conduct, tact and self-control.

Working conditions and physical effort:

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of objects that can weigh up to 50 pounds (or greater mass that require mechanical assistance). Standing or walking may occur up to 80% of time. Must be able to get up and down from floor.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Must be able to work in a noisy, busy, active environment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to Elementary Director Mary Golden.

School Office Manager

School Office Manager

Front Person

  • Be the warm “first face” of the school
  • Greet visitors and provide information and assistance as needed
  • Answer phone and deliver messages
  • Support The Raleigh School, its mission and abiding values, programs, families, faculty and staff in word and action
  • Remain familiar with the activities and programs of The Raleigh School and promote them to the parents and public
  • Handle routine and ad hoc situations (in the absence of Head of School or Directors)

  • Office Management

  • Maintain all elementary files, including academic, attendance, health and emergency forms
  • Copy and distribute elementary memos, fliers, progress reports, and emails to parents and staff
  • Maintain elementary class rosters
  • Provide Database Manager with contact information updates
  • Coordinate mailings and forms updates for elementary families
  • Prepare, maintain and distribute elementary Substitute Teacher List
  • Provide support for Development Office (to be defined)
  • Record and deposit checks
  • Retrieve and distribute mail; prepare outgoing mailings
  • Receive/distribute elementary lunches by class and maintain lunch vendor relations
  • Record and distribute minutes from monthly administration meetings
  • Post monthly board meeting agendas and minutes on network, myTRS and Google drive
  • Assist in planning and coordination of periodic on and off campus staff and board related functions

  • Supplies

  • Keep inventory of supplies (educational, paper goods, office, janitorial, etc.) and order as necessary
  • Be primary ordering agent for elementary school faculty and staff

  • Facilities

  • Coordinate immediate need maintenance issues. Maintain active communication with Director of Finance and Operations on any facility related matters.
  • Maintain contact information for facility vendors
  • Distribute, collect, and maintain records for temporary key distribution
  • Maintain office supplies and working condition of office equipment
  • Maintain appearance of elementary office/kitchen

  • Communication

  • Maintain school Google and website calendars
  • Work with Head of School to prepare weekly News and Notes

  • Professional Knowledge

  • Work with various software including: Blackbaud, Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Forms), Microsoft Office including Mail Merge, Blackboard Connect, Finalsite Composer, and Finalsite Apply

  • Health Related

  • Remain certified in first aid, CPR, and epi-pen administration
  • Maintain children’s health records and emergency forms and related statistics including immunizations
  • Maintain records of current student medications on campus, contact parents when needed
  • Ensure all students with medications have appropriately approved forms
  • Oversee medication disbursement and records

  • Other

  • Coordinate joint or related tasks with Preschool Office Manager/Admissions Assistant
  • Provide positive communication with current and prospective parents and children
  • Provide support for Head of School and Directors
  • Other duties as determined

  • Interested candidates can email cover letter and résumé to Bud Lichtenstein by May 1. Position start date is mid- to late June.

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