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Elementary Lead Teacher

Position Description:

  • The teacher will guide the student academically, socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner that fosters the overall development and well-being of each individual.
  • The teacher will establish a strong and mutually supportive relationship with his/her Chinese co-teacher to form an effective teaching team.
  • The teacher’s goal is to create a stimulating and inspiring learning environment in which the child becomes a proactive learner.
  • The teacher shall also maintain a positive and caring environment, to provide sensitive support to each child and to challenge each child to reach his/her fullest potential in each developmental area.

Teaching Duties & Responsibilities & Classroom Management:

  • To refine and execute the school curriculum in cooperation with your colleagues and academic team.
  • To create concrete and supportive learning tools as required to deliver your program to the highest of standard.
  • To prepare and maintain an orderly environment in which the furnishings and materials are complete, appealing and appropriate to the needs of the group. 
  • To attend all staff meetings including monthly team planning meetings.
  • To create weekly and daily lesson plans which will outline the goals, content and support resources to be undertaken in your daily work with your pupils.
  • To maintain current and accurate records of classroom attendance, children’s daily progress, attainment and achievement, through anecdotes, collections of children’s work for portfolio and individual assessment. 
  • To monitor and liaise with all specialist teachers regarding the students’ progress.
  • To compile this knowledge in written format for the purpose of writing progress reports as set out by the school.
  • To conduct parent conferences and report verbally to parents regarding the progress of their child as set out by the school.
  • To attend and participate in all school wide functions, professional development workshops, Parent Orientation and Parent Education evenings. 
  • To maintain discipline and manage your classroom in the manner set out by the school handbook, with absolute and utter total respect for the child at all times.  
  • To undertake other supervisory duties such as in the playground and lunchroom as set out by the school. 
  • To participate in any in-service education programs conducted by the school each year.
  • To participate in the observation of other classrooms, attend seminars and advanced coursework where possible.
  • To lead one after school activity per term each year at no additional compensation.


Qualifications:

  • Native English Speaker: USA, CANADA, UK, SOUTH AFRICA or AUSTRALIA , effective communicator
  • Montessori qualifications or related Montessori experience would be valued. Montessori training will be provided if necessary.
  • Early childhood education/elementary teaching certification from North America, Australia/New Zealand, South Africa, or United Kingdom
  • BA degree with 5+ years teaching experience at least
  • Enthusiastic, outgoing nature
  • Ability to embrace a team teaching concept
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Enthusiasm for new cultures and experiences
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Flexibility

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits package includes a monthly housing allowance, annual air ticket allowance.  Worldwide Medical Health Insurance is included, excluding USA coverage.  School will sponsor a “Z” visa for successful candidates.  All international and local holidays with pay.

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and your resume to Daphne Deng at daphnedeng@msb.edu.cn


 


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