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Part Time and/or Full Time Teacher

Part-Time and/or Full-Time Teacher

Founded in 1996, The Highlands School is a leading private school that provides an outstanding education for students with learning differences and achievement gaps. Our vision is to teach students how to learn using a multi-sensory curriculum and researched-based teaching methods.

The responsibility of the Teacher is to instruct in a classroom setting. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Instruction:

  • Conducting morning and afternoon homeroom activities for an assigned classroom of students
  • Instructing classroom students for social studies, science, executive function, and social confidence
  • Working with one or more small groups in Math and/or Language Arts
  • Following prescribed curriculum scope and sequence using multi-sensory techniques
  • Planning and creating rich units and lessons by accessing all available resources –on-line, in person, through textbooks and other print or digital media
  • Assessing students in all areas following The Highlands School’s philosophy and approach
  • Teaching and reinforcing appropriate basic organizational, study, and social skills

Diagnostics:

  •  Using developmental constructs to recognize students’ strengths and weaknesses
  •   Striving for student mastery at each level of instruction
  •   Developing strategies to move students beyond an academic or social challenge
  •   Creating a learning profile for each student in the classroom
  •   Using social skill autopsy philosophy and approach to assist students in meeting social success

Additional responsibilities:

  • Working with a Teacher Assistant to provide appropriate support for classroom students
  • Recording and posting unit plans, tests, and daily lesson plans
  • Conducting Parent Conferences twice a year and meeting or talking with parents as needed
  • Issuing quarterly Interim Reports on a timely basis as needed
  • Updating grades in the school’s database on a regular basis
  • Preparing quarterly report cards; submitting grades and comments
  • Attending in-service training and participating in the annual summer reading program                                     
  • Preparing for special programs, events, and chaperoning field trips
  • Participating in focus groups or other school committees as needed
  • Support the mission, vision, and philosophy of the school 
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration and collegiality 
  • Works to maintain a positive school climate and culture 
  • Communicating on a regular basis with the Classroom Teacher 
  • Chaperoning field trips and special programs 
  • Attend in-service training and professional development opportunities offered by the school 
  • Attend evening and weekend events as needed 
  • Assuming other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • College degree, formal OG training is preferable.
  • Organized and responsible
  • Able to comply with confidentiality

The Teacher is responsible to the Director of Instruction.

Application

Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Founded in 1996, The Highlands School is a leading private school that provides an outstanding education for K-8 students with learning differences and achievement gaps.  

The preschool will be opening in the Fall of 2024 with one or two PK4 classrooms. We are looking for an experienced Preschool Teacher to encourage the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of the children in our facilities. You will teach and supervise them while also motivating them to use their mental capacities and exercise their imagination.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establish and enforce rules of behavior for children in their classrooms
  • Provide basic needs for children
  • Provide tools and resources for children to use and explore during learning and play activities
  • Adapt teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of children
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children and parents
  • Manage classroom activities including lessons, play, breaks and meals
  • Track children’s’ progress and report to parents
  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom
  • Help children reach developmental milestones
  • Collaborate with others to implement lesson plans
  • Encourage children to interact with each other to develop social skills
  • Provide appropriate supervision for children at all times
  • Maintain inventory system for classroom materials and supplies
  • Facilitate various activities for children including songs, games and storytelling
  • Adhere to health/safety and sanitation procedures

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attending in-service training and participating in the annual summer reading program                                     
  • Preparing for special programs, events, and chaperoning field trips
  • Participating in focus groups or other school committees as needed
  • Support the mission, vision, and philosophy of the school 
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration and collegiality 
  • Works to maintain a positive school climate and culture 
  • Chaperoning field trips and special programs 
  • Attend in-service training and professional development opportunities offered by the school 
  • Attend evening and weekend events as needed (currently less than 5)
  • Assuming other duties as assigned

Skills:

  • Proven experience as a PK3 or PK4 teacher
  • Excellent knowledge of child development and up-to-date education methods
  • Methodical and creative
  • Patience, flexibility and love for children
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Certificate in first aid and CPR
  • Degree in early childhood education is required

Application

Substitute Teacher

JOB SUMMARY

Substitutes needed for all areas; upper, middle and elementary classroom teachers, small group math and language arts instructors, specials area (Art, Music, P.E.) and teacher assistants. Substitutes provide classroom instruction (12:1 with an assistant) in Social Studies, Science and Social Skills or small group instruction (2-4:1) in Language Arts and/or Math on an on-call basis.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Substitutes needed for all areas; upper, middle and elementary classroom teachers, small group math and language arts instructors, specials area (Art, Music, P.E.) and teacher assistants. Substitutes provide classroom instruction (12:1 with an assistant) in Social Studies, Science and Social Skills or small group instruction (2-4:1) in Language Arts and/or Math on an on-call basis.

Interest in the whole child; ability to maintain structured routines, behavior management and social skill support; strong knowledge of the English language/grammar, mathematics, executive functions, organization and study skills; understanding of learning profiles including Dyslexia, ADHD, language processing disorders; ability to follow a structured, sequential, systematic multi-sensory approach to learning; familiarity with Microsoft Office products and classroom technology.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors’ degree required for all teaching positions; a high school diploma for teacher assistant positions. Training provided in The Highlands School routines, methodologies and techniques.

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Tutor

Job Summary

The Highlands School Tutoring Program provides individualized instruction for children aged 6 and older in Phonics, Math, Reading, Comprehension, Written Expression, Study Skills, and/or Executive Function Skills based on the student’s needs and academic levels. Tutors work with children one-on-one for a full hour session, generally for once or twice a week. This position reports directly to the Tutoring Coordinator. Academic guidance is also provided by the Educational Directors.

Instruction

  • Use only Highlands School approved programs such as Wilson, Lindamood Bell, Institute for Excellence in Writing, etc. as approved by the Director of SGI and PD
  • Following prescribed Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence using VAKT techniques
  • Following prescribed THS Math scope and sequence
  • Utilize multi-sensory techniques and multiple modalities in instruction when possible
  • Create lessons utilizing all available resources
  • Strive for student mastery at each level of instruction
  • Develop strategies and assist students to overcome academic and/or social challenges

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support the mission, vision, and philosophy of the school
  • Communicate with parents as needed
  • Communicate with Tutoring Coordinator

This is an hourly part-time position.

Interested candidates should click here to complete the application.