Homeroom teachers at Moravian Academy are the chief architects of each student’s learning. This homeroom teacher will design and deliver a holistic, personal, attentive, and safe learning environment for 19 students in Grade 3. There is an assistant teacher who helps coordinate the students, who are placed in two learning pods and provided simultaneous remote instruction at home if needed during the pandemic. This is a full time, replacement teaching position with benefits.
Direct classroom instruction to create a holistic learning environment for a Grade 3 homeroom, including language arts, mathematics, social studies, science (non-lab), and exploration of the Mission Skills (curiosity, creativity, perseverance, and empathy).
Provide consistency for all Grade 3 students who are in two learning pods (~10 students each) due to physical distancing during the pandemic.
Manage an assistant teacher to coordinate instruction across the two learning pods.
Facilitate exploration, student collaboration and problem-solving.
Create meaningful partnerships with parents and families, including regular communications through school-supplied online tools, emails, and phone calls.
Participate in professional collaboration, including committee meetings, chapel services and divisional faculty meetings.
Demonstrate knowledge of developmental stages in children and ability to attend to the social and emotional needs of each child.
Plan lessons to use student-centered teaching methodologies and other research-informed practices.
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s strongly preferred
2-5 years of classroom experience preferably in an independent school or similar college-preparatory curriculum
Previous knowledge of curricular foundations such as Lucy Calkins Readers Workshop, Fountas and Pinnell, enVision or other national mathematics curricula, and integrated approaches for social, emotional, and academic learning such as Developmental Designs or Responsive Classroom
Proficiency in educational technology such as Google Apps, online textbooks, teacher-created web pages, SeeSaw, and web apps to facilitate constructivist pedagogies
Is energetic, engaging, and creative with a clear love for children and the learning process.
Founded in 1742, Moravian Academy is a coeducational primer-grade 12 independent college preparatory school. The Academy, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has an enrollment of over 700 students. The school has three divisions: the lower school (primer-grade 5), the middle school (grades 6-8) and the upper school (grades 9-12). Our lower and middle schools are located in historic downtown Bethlehem and the upper school is located on a bucolic 120-acre campus in Bethlehem Township, approximately 6 miles from the downtown campus. Moravian Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, and the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education.
Moravian Academy is a church-related school whose Moravian tradition affirms that young people best realize their potential in an atmosphere of love and understanding. We seek to promote the child’s full development in mind, body and spirit. Since 1742, our tradition has encouraged sound innovations to meet the contemporary challenges while recognizing the permanence of basic human values.