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Rossman School is currently seeking candidates for the following positions. Click a link to learn more.

Spanish Teacher (2021-2022)

Fourth Grade Homeroom/Math Teacher (2021-2022)

Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher (2021-2022)

Part-Time Senior Kindergarten Teacher (2021-2022)

Permanent Substitute & Extended Day Supervisor (2021-2022)

Substitute Teacher

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SPANISH TEACHER

Rossman School is seeking an experienced Spanish teacher for students in Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through sixth grade for the 2021-2022 academic school year. The Spanish teacher develops an engaging curriculum to teach young children Spanish language and culture through differentiated and responsive instruction. Fostering a nurturing, supportive classroom environment, the Spanish teacher evaluates students’ work and progress, providing feedback and adapting teaching methods to meet students’ varying needs and learning styles. 

The Spanish curriculum follows a developmental progression and includes grammar and vocabulary, conjugation and Spanish culture. The Spanish teacher demonstrates a strength in integrating technology to enhance Spanish instruction. Additionally, the Spanish teacher will help develop upper elementary students’ understanding of Latin root forms to enhance and increase English vocabulary. 

As Rossman’s Spanish teacher, you will:

  • Guide students in active learning through the regular use of Spanish language and purposeful engagement with emerging technologies.

  • Ensure students achieve key learning outcomes by targeting instruction to address individual student needs.

  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other specialist teachers to create opportunities to integrate themes across disciplines.

  • Nurture academic and socio-emotional well being of students and model the Rossman values of kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility.

  • Engage in ongoing communication with parents.

  • Pursue professional development in the areas of pedagogy, teaching techniques and technology relevant to the study and acquisition of Spanish language.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years experience teaching Spanish, preferably with elementary age students, and near native or native proficiency. He/She will possess a love of children and for teaching, poise and professionalism, a strong work ethic, the ability to effectively interact with parents and a commitment to exhibit Rossman values in all interactions with children and adults. 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kaiser at jkaiser@rossmanschool.org with "Spanish Teacher Search Committee" in the subject line.

 

FOURTH GRADE HOMEROOM/MATH TEACHER

Rossman School is searching for a dynamic fourth grade teacher with a passion for teaching mathematics to join our faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Working collaboratively and utilizing team teaching, the two fourth grade homeroom teachers jointly plan and teach the mathematics and language arts curriculum, designing and assessing an effective and challenging program for talented students. The mathematics teacher will lead the mathematics curriculum and supplement with projects and inquiry-based lessons. Mathematics instruction is based on the Everyday Mathematics curriculum. The homeroom teachers share responsibility for most of the language arts curriculum, consisting of reading, writing, grammar and spelling. The language arts teacher typically takes the lead on writing instruction, building upon 6+1 Writing Traits. Together, the homeroom team nurtures the academic and social-emotional well being of students and supports character growth according to the Rossman values of kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate strength in teaching mathematics for both conceptual understanding and skills mastery.

  • Lead mathematics instruction and co-teach all homeroom curricular subjects with his/her homeroom teaching partner.

  • Use a variety of instructional methods to create a dynamic learning environment with engaging lessons that support the diversity of learners within the classroom.

  • Collaborate with specialist teachers to develop interdisciplinary project-based learning.

  • Foster character growth and leadership skills aligned with Rossman values. 

  • Engage in ongoing communication with parents.

This individual will demonstrate a dedication to the Rossman values in his/her interactions with children and adults. He/she will possess a love of children and for teaching, poise and professionalism, a strong work ethic, the ability to effectively interact with parents, and a good sense of humor. Ideally, this individual will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in elementary education and a minimum of two years experience teaching in an elementary school setting.

Experience in an independent school is not required.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jkaiser@rossmanschool.org with “Fourth Grade Teacher Search Committee” in the subject line.

 

SIXTH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER

Rossman School is searching for an experienced upper elementary/middle school language arts teacher to assume homeroom responsibilities for its sixth grade for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will join our current sixth grade math teacher to form the sixth grade homeroom team.

Working collaboratively and utilizing team teaching, the sixth grade homeroom teachers jointly plan and teach the mathematics and language arts curriculum, designing and assessing an effective and challenging program for talented students. The language arts teacher will lead the language arts curriculum, consisting of reading, writing and grammar. Our reading curriculum includes the study of multiple novels, an independent reading program, and regular nonfiction readings. Our writing curriculum builds on 6+1 Writing Traits. Students write consistently in several genres for a variety of audiences and purposes, including key projects related to hallmark sixth grade experiences and a capstone research project. The mathematics curriculum is based on the Everyday Mathematics curriculum and is supplemented with projects and inquiry-based lessons.

The homeroom team collaborates with specialist teachers to nurture the academic and social-emotional well being of the grade, using responsive classroom practices such as advisory groups to teach and support character growth according to the Rossman values of honesty, respect, responsibility and kindness. The homeroom team also helps to plan and facilitate Sixth Grade Camp in the fall and an interdisciplinary spring trip to the National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee and Space Camp in Alabama, both trips offering community and personal character building opportunities.

Along with the school’s administration, the sixth grade homeroom team supports students and families through the secondary school application process. In addition to traditional report card comments, the sixth grade homeroom team collaboratively completes a common recommendation for each student for secondary school admission and meets with each school’s admissions director to elaborate on the gifts of each child. During the latter part of the school year, the homeroom team leads the sixth grade’s graduation from Rossman School.

This individual will demonstrate a dedication to the Rossman values in his/her interactions with children and adults. He/she will possess a love of children and for teaching, poise and professionalism, a strong work ethic, the ability to effectively interact with parents, and a good sense of humor. 

Experience in an independent school is not required. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with other area independent schools and an applicant's experience.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jkaiser@rossmanschool.org with “Sixth Grade Language Arts Search Committee” in the subject line.

 

PART-TIME SENIOR KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Rossman School is searching for an experienced educator to serve as a part-time Senior Kindergarten teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with two full-time lead teachers as an integral part of the Senior Kindergarten team from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The Senior Kindergarten teaching team jointly plans and teaches the language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. The primary focus of the language arts curriculum is reading and writing. The Senior Kindergarten team employs a variety of strategies including small guided reading groups, phonics activities, development of sight word vocabulary, and an introduction to a variety of children’s literature. For writing, the Senior Kindergarten team uses the Lucy Calkins’ Writing Workshop program. Through their personal writing projects, the students learn the primary foundation to writing, such as sentence structure, complete sentences and how to write a story.

The mathematics curriculum emphasizes the continued development of number sense and problem solving skills. The Everyday Math Level K program is implemented along with other teacher-designed lessons. These activities provide instruction to concepts, such as addition and subtraction, skip counting, graphing, time, money, geometry, and measurement.

Working from an established curriculum, the Senior Kindergarten team develops and executes developmentally-appropriate lessons in the areas of science and social studies. Students also enjoy specialty classes, including Spanish, library, music, art, science, and physical education.

Regular parent-teacher communication is an expectation at Rossman School. While the full-time Senior Kindergarten teachers assume the main responsibility for this communication, the part-time teacher interacts with the students in an instructional format on a daily basis and is, therefore, considered a source of valuable input. This individual works as a part of the Senior Kindergarten team to complete progress reports, including written comments, but is not expected to participate in parent-teacher conferences or to make parent phone calls.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of two years experience working with young children. He/she will be committed to collaborative team-teaching and designing effective and challenging curriculum for talented students. He/she will possess a strong work ethic, a love for teaching, the ability to work closely with colleagues in the classroom, flexibility, adaptability, and an overall commitment to a child's academic and social emotional growth. Experience in an independent school is not required. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with other area independent schools and an applicant's experience. Benefits are not provided for part-time employees.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jkaiser@rossmanschool.org with “Senior Kindergarten Teacher Search Committee” in the subject line.

 

PERMANENT SUBSTITUTE & EXTENDED DAY SUPERVISOR

Rossman School is searching for an experienced educator to serve as a permanent substitute & Extended Day supervisor for the 2021-2022 academic year. As a full-time member of the faculty, the permanent substitute assumes instructional responsibilities for both short- and long-term faculty absences. 

By building strong relationships with colleagues and students, the permanent substitute is able to provide a seamless transition during any teacher’s absence. On days that the school does not need a substitute teacher, the permanent substitute assists in classrooms to support student learning. Responsibilities may include working with small groups of students, co-teaching a lesson, assessing student work, or preparing materials for a future lesson.

The permanent substitute also helps supervise the school’s Extended Day program. Because of these combined responsibilities, the permanent substitute is expected to remain at school until 4:15 p.m. on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in education, a minimum of two years experience teaching in an elementary school, and strong organizational and communication skills, allowing him/her to balance multiple roles. 

This individual will demonstrate a dedication to honesty, kindness, respect and responsibility – the pillars of Rossman’s character program – in his/her interactions with children and adults. 

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jkaiser@rossmanschool.org with “Permanent Substitute Search Committee” in the subject line.

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Rossman School is seeking energetic and responsible substitute teachers who enjoy working with children. Responsibilities begin at 7:45 a.m. through dismissal at 3:15 p.m. The substitute’s job is to enable each student to learn in the absence of the regular teacher in a positive, kind environment.

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in education or a related field
  • Experience working with children

To Apply

Please email a resume to Jordan Andes at jandes@rossmanschool.org.

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