Lower Elementary Teaching Position

We are recruiting talented, compassionate educators to be a part of our faculty. At this time, we are specifically looking for an outstanding Lower Elementary Teaching Position (Grades K-2) to join our team to complete the academic year.

Successful applicants will share a commitment to excellence in the classroom, a belief that great teaching is the key to unlocking student academic success and that all children are deserving of a quality education.

West End School (WES) is a scholarship-based, independent, PK- 8th grade school with a mission to provide a safe, structured environment for boys in which academic rigor, character development, and responsible action establish the foundation for a purposeful life.

Admission is open to boys who are capable of attaining grade-level proficiency. West End School strives to address the issues boys in our community face by creating for its students a loving environment of high expectations and personal responsibility. Through the School’s rigorous academic and personal standards, we inspire our students to attain the highest possible level of scholarship, character, and intellectual growth.

Teacher Job Description:

The responsibilities for a Teacher of West End School include:

  • Engage students in rigorous instruction combined with curriculum activities and instructional objectives that are standards-based, measurable, and accelerate the transfer of learning and knowledge
  • Create and execute rigorous and engaging long-term, quarterly, weekly, daily, and lesson-specific lesson plans, specifically making them relevant for our boys and young men of color Set clear short-term and long-term goals to drive instruction
  • Model and infuse the values of West End School–trust, honesty, forgiveness, respect and perseverance–into the curriculum
  • Maintain a productive, safe, neat, and focused learning environment
  • Execute and maintain appropriate student-centered dįscipline techniques and effective classroom management strategies to maximize student learning and time-on-task
  • Create and provide meaningful and frequent assessments to determine students’ growth and mastery levels
  • Monitor student progress and adjust instructional materials and strategies to provide differentiated instruction and address individual needs o f students
  • Provide opportunities for re-teaching, remediation, and enrichment as necessary to ensure the growth and success of all students
  • Keep parents and guardians well- informed about students’ progress
  • Participate in school-wide events ( some of these may be in evenings and /or weekends)
  • Actively engage in faculty meetings and professional development opportunities
  • Perform all job related duties as assigned and in accordance to rules, policies and regulations, together with exhibiting high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic
  • Other duties as assigned (may include lunch/morning/afternoon supervision, etc.)

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (Minimal requirement)
  • At least 2 years of full-time teaching experience
  • Successful experience working with boys of color from low-income backgrounds

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A deeply held belief that all students are capable of success
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion while accepting no excuses and taking personal responsibility for student growth
  • A willingness to go above and beyond for the success of our students
  • A commitment to igniting a passion for learning in children
  • An ability to instill and model a growth mindset for students, never giving up on students
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills Outstanding organizational skills and professionalism
  • Proven ability to take initiative and seek opportunities for continuous improvement
  • A commitment to work collaboratively with a close-knit faculty to do ‘what’s best for our boys
  • Demonstrated dependability and an ability to be flexible High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with wide variety of stakeholders (including students, faculty and staff, families)
  • Ability to utilize technology, including Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google application

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

West End School is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school.

West End School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Apply for Position

These are for Academic Year 2023-2024. Hired Staff will have the opportunity to join us for our Summer School session (June 20-July 21). All inquiries should send resume, cover letter, and three references to Stacie Farris, COO, at [email protected].