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Albemarle County Upper Elementary (3-5) Teacher - Stone-Robinson Elementary - 2021-22 School Year in Albermale, Virginia

Upper Elementary (3-5) Teacher Stone-Robinson Elementary * *2021-22 School Year * *Educate * * * Lead * * * Inspire Teach in Albemarle County Looking to teach in a district where you can make a real impact on students’ lives and _receive incredible professional growth opportunities? Then look no further. ** Albemarle County Public Schools is committed to providing _all students the opportunity to learn from talented, diverse teachers who represent the many cultures and experiences of our community. We seek to hire educators who demonstrate the ability to work with culturally diverse students, and who see themselves as lifelong learners – always willing to learn new things to best meet the ever-changing needs of our students. We are the first public school division in Virginia, and among the first in the country, to develop and implement an Anti-Racism policy with the expressed purpose of building school communities that share the responsibility to recognize and end racism, eliminate inequitable practices that result in achievement gaps, and support the unique gifts, talents, and interests of every child. Be sure to check out our website to learn more about our Division and our Schools. *Who We’re Looking For Our ideal candidates are: * Innovative, self-reflective, collaborative, and knowledgeable in their content and instructional practices and is a lifelong learner * Passionate about closing equity and achievement gaps * Prepared to engage with our Culturally Responsive Teaching model in support of our Equity Mission Statement Why Teach in Our Schools Here are just a few reasons why both new and experienced educators choose to join our team: * Strong instructional support and mentoring from our building administrators, instructional coaches, learning technology integrators, diversity resource teachers, and equity specialists. * A wide range of professional development opportunities, including our New Teacher Academy and many other learning experiences for new and veteran teachers * Competitive pay and benefits, including health & dental coverage, retirement, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, our BeWell program, discounts on gym memberships, and more. * The ability to work in a close-knit, supportive community where you can continue to grow as a professional. Teachers are essential to our mission “to establish a community of learners and learning, through relationships, relevance and rigor, one student at a time”. Our teachers work collaboratively with students, families, colleagues and administrators to ensure each student graduates having actively mastered the lifelong-learning skills they need to succeed as 21st century learners, workers, and citizens. Daily work with all stakeholders aligns with the vision, mission, values, goals and priorities of Albemarle County Public schools. Essential Functions:* The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following actions: Knowledge of Students * Builds strong relationships with students as a means of understanding their academic, developmental, and social-emotional needs; * Applies current knowledge of child development, cultural competency and family partnerships in daily practice; * Provides learning opportunities that support student learning styles and intellectual, social, and personal development through the understanding and implementation of culturally responsive teaching practices; * Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of child growth and development and is able to apply this in the design of learning; * Knows students well enough to understand how their social-emotional needs impact their learning profile; * Develops positive student relationships through intentional practices to support social and emotional learning; Knowledge of Content and Planning * Develops and implements year-long plans for instruction that reflect state standards, division curriculum, and essential understandings; * Demonstrates a continued willingness to learn and apply new skills based on current research and best practices; * Effectively articulates the central concepts and understandings of a discipline and communicates content knowledge and processes used by adults working in the discipline as part of teaching to planned objectives daily; * Uses appropriate instructional strategies to promote student learning; Instructional Delivery * Provides differentiated instruction that is centered on increasing student engagement, relevance of content and rigor, and student choice/voice; * Delivers instruction through varied methods that: * Aligns with the adopted curriculum * Uses of a variety of best practice instructional strategies; * Uses knowledge of child growth and development for student success * Differentiates instruction in response to student differences, eliminating gaps in achievement; * Uses comprehensive materials, technology, and resources to promote the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills; * Provides learning opportunities that support student learning styles and intellectual, social, and personal development; Safe and Effective Learning Environment * Builds and facilitates a sense of community in the classroom; * Creates structures for students that fosters a climate conducive to learning, maximizing learning time, and integrating classroom procedures that always help maintain a safe environment for students ; * Creates an atmosphere of mutual respect and caring that encourages social interaction, active engagement, and self-motivation; * Sets standards for classroom behavior and follows through consistently; * Creates a classroom environment that is culturally responsive to student needs; Communication and Collaboration * Fosters the success of all students by communicating and collaborating effectively with colleagues, families, and community members; * Actively participates in school and Division meetings, to include but not limited to: faculty and department meetings, PLC meetings, school and Division professional learning opportunities; * Forges partnerships with students and families to support learning. Communicates frequently and through various means with families to facilitate a partnership in learning for their child; * Actively participates in Professional Learning Communities in order to collaborate with other members of the school community to make data informed decision to promote student success for all; Professionalism * Abides by school and Division policies and procedures; * Establishes and maintains cooperative professional relations with others; * Models professionalism and ethical standards, as well as personal integrity, in all interactions, participates in meaningful and continuous professional growth including self-evaluation, and contributes to the school community; * Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules and administrative regulations; * Maintains records as required by law, system policy, and administrative regulations; * Performs related duties as assigned by the administration in accordance with the school/system policies and practices; Assessment of Learning/ Student Academic Progress * The work of the teacher results in acceptable, measurable, and appropriate student academic progress; * Sets high standards for student work and assesses achievement and monitors learning in the classroom, adjusting instruction accordingly; * Provides students multiple methods for demonstrating understanding of concepts and mastery, including the use of performance assessments; * Uses formative assessment results to guide instructional decisions and learning opportunities for students; Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: * Current understanding of culturally responsive teaching practices * Strong communication skills with colleagues and families using a variety of methods. * Effectively uses technology to support instruction. * Understanding of current best-practices related to social-emotional learning. * Uses and asset-based mindset when working with students * Sees themselves as a lifelong learner, consistently seeking new and innovative ways to help meet student needs. * Uses problem solving strategies in all aspects of the work. * Possesses a growth mindset and is open to new and innovative practices. Education & Experience: Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Virginia teaching certificate with endorsement in Elementary Education. *Physical Conditions & Nature of Work Contacts: Duties performed typically in school settings to include: classroom; gym, cafeteria; auditorium; and recreational areas. Frequent walking, standing, light lifting to 40 pounds, and other limited physical activities are required. Occasional travel with students on field trips may be necessary. Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required. Regular instruction differentiated for students with various learning needs (special education, English Language Learners, Gifted) is expected. Daily personal and close contact with children to provide classroom management and learning environment support is required. Regular contact with other staff members, and families is required. Occasional contact with medical professionals may be required. Frequent contact with families by phone and in person is necessary. *Primary Location: Stone-Robinson Elem. School Salary Range: Teacher Scale, depending on experience and qualifications Shift Type: Full-Time