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POSITION SUMMARY:
The Gardner School is seeking a dynamic, experienced, highly skilled classroom teacher to
join our community as the school’s next Elementary Homeroom Teacher. This is an exciting
opportunity to collaborate with school leadership and faculty on growing and developing
Gardner’s elementary school program and advancing the school’s impact in the SW
Washington and Portland metro area. We are looking for a compelling classroom teacher
who is committed to progressive education, inspired to innovate, and able to add value to
our outstanding school.
The Elementary Homeroom Teacher would create an environment where young students
grow in their understanding of self and others, while establishing habits and practices to
help them succeed in school. A candidate would need to create a rich, thematics-based
curriculum that integrates science, art, literacy, and numeracy while supporting the needs
of diverse learners. Play and experiential learning, both inside and outdoors, is an
important aspect of our learning community. The Elementary Homeroom Teacher would
work closely with families to monitor and assess student growth and to communicate
progress throughout the year.
In addition to the qualifications listed below, the ideal Elementary Homeroom Teacher
candidate will be highly effective in using progressive educational strategies such as
inquiry-, project-, and place-based, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning. Confidence
using multiple intelligence concepts and vocabulary is preferred. The ideal teacher can
differentiate and individualize instruction in ways that maximize student engagement and
achievement. This teacher can expertly guide students through long-range thematic
learning experiences and culminating projects and presentations. This teacher also will
provide an engaging, stimulating, and unique experience for students, inspiring them to
high levels of curiosity and critical reasoning.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Teach classes as assigned, providing effective and professional classroom
instruction, assessment, and management
● Design and implement curriculum and instruction consistent with Gardner’s
mission, values, and pedagogy
● Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum development and on enhancing
instructional practices and strategies
● Establish effective communications and relationships with students and parents
● Help to maintain school policies, regulations, and expectations
● Develop and maintain professional, collaborative, and collegial relationships with
faculty and staff, as well as with community partners to the benefit of students and
our program
● Support the work of the Head of School and administrative/leadership team;
● Exhibit a growth mindset about teaching practices and work toward professional
goals and development
● Participate in non-classroom activities, including community events, curriculum
nights, field trips, and student trips
● Provide effective supervision of students to promote a safe and healthy
environment and school experience
● Timely and professional completion of required reports and forms
● Represent the school at community or public events
● Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned respective to faculty member’s status as a
Gardner community member

QUALIFICATIONS:
● Earned Bachelor’s Degree or higher in education or a related field from an
accredited institution; advanced degree in education or related field preferred
● Demonstrated success teaching a broad spectrum of classes—writing and literacy,
social studies, math and science–in early learning and elementary whole-classroom
and blended grade levels preferred
● Demonstrated success working with and supporting the multiple intelligences
● Demonstrated success in creative and experiential curriculum development
● Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills; ability to effectively
communicate and work with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students
● Proficiency with computers, Google Drive, and word processing, database, and
other classroom technologies
● Demonstrated ability to create an effective learning environment and interact
effectively with people from different cultures and experiences
● An awareness about learning differences and how they can expand teaching
practices and student success
● An ability to learn from and build on varying cultural and community norms of
students and their families

Please submit a resume and introductory letter expressing your interest in teaching or working at The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences to careers@gardnerschool.org. No phone calls please.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@gardnerschool.org