Elementary Teachers (Kindergarten and 1st grade)

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Elementary Teachers (Kindergarten and 1st grade)

Posted date
March 27, 2020
Organization
School level
Location

Caldwell, ID

Employment Type
Full-Time

MOSAICS Public School Teacher Job Description

MOSAICS Public School is looking for talented educators with the skills, passion and commitment to help us build STEAM programs from the ground level. The ideal candidate will have expertise in project-based learning and/or science instruction, a playful and professional attitude, and strong classroom management skills. This position will involve a mix of teaching, collaboration, and project development. Educators who love learning and teaching about science, who design authentic projects for student learning, and who desire integrate content areas are highly encouraged to apply.

MOSAICS Elementary Teachers demonstrate the following aptitudes:

Focusing on Teaching and Learning:

Engages students to create rigor: Connects student work to the world outside the classroom through meaningful projects that incorporate community service, “voice and choice,” and public presentations of learning
Personalizes learning: Effectively teaches to the diversity of students in the classroom
Is a conscientious, innovative, and reflective practitioner: Meticulously plans and aligns all lessons, activities, and assessments and delivers high quality learning opportunities. Reflects on what works, uses data to make choices and seeks support when needed
Works smart: Acts with urgency, is responsive to change, and has the courage to speak up
Focusing on Classroom and School Culture:

Develops appropriate relationships with students: Knows, sees and values students and creates a classroom atmosphere based on mutual respect for 2 year looping cycles (K-1, 2-3, 4-5). Incorporates and teaches restorative practices.
Works well with parents: Encourages parent participation, finds the nugget of truth in all communication and responds promptly to parents’ questions with excellent writing, speaking, and communication skills. Organizes, directs, and supervises volunteers.
Collaborates with colleagues: Is a presence in the community, is solution-oriented and participates with an open mind
Knows it all matters: Remains accountable for actions and inactions because it all matters to student
Desired Experience, Skills and Mindsets

Required:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
Idaho or Out-of-State Teaching Credential
Excited to work in a start-up school with the flexibility to wear many hats as our organization continues to evolve
Open to feedback and dedicated to growing and improving your craft as an educator
Strong initiative and desire to take ownership of the role and the work responsibilities described above
Preferred:

At least 2-3 years of teaching experience (leading hands-on activities in a classroom, after school program, day camp, etc.) with elementary age students
Familiarity with project-based learning (preferred, though not required)
Familiarity with foundational engineering concepts (preferred, though not required)
English Language Learner (ELL) Certification
The ability to manage multiple student projects and personalities
Bilingual
Salary: Educators will earn between $40,750 and $57,500 depending on experience, education, and certification.

Applications are available at www.mosaicsps.org. Please send your completed application, cover letter, and resume to the email address listed on the application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

MOSAICS Public School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.