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Head Teacher

Company: STEPHEN GAYNOR SCHOOL
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationStephen Gaynor School - New York, NYPosition TypeHead TeacherEducation LevelBachelor's DegreeJob ShiftDayJob CategoryEducationJOB SUMMARY2022 - 2023 School YearTHE GAYNOR DIFFERENCE: UNLOCKING EACH STUDENT'S POTENTIALA pioneer in special education, Stephen Gaynor School is an independent, nonprofit Pre-K, Lower, and Middle School for bright students with learning differences. Founded in 1962, Stephen Gaynor School provides a highly individualized educational program in a rich, rigorous, and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.Nearly 400 students ages three to 14 attend our school with a range of learning differences, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and reading delays such as dyslexia. With more than 50 years of experience in special education and a dedication to continuous improvement, Gaynor has the expertise to help children break down barriers to learning, build self-esteem, and realize academic success.Our expert staff provides an unparalleled level of personal attention in a nurturing environment allowing students to be academically challenged, yet supported every step of the way.Children leave Stephen Gaynor School full of smiles and self-confidence, well-prepared for the next step on their educational journey.Our Diversity Mission: Stephen Gaynor School recognizes our responsibility to create a diverse and inclusive environment that supports and celebrates each individual in our school community.Respect. Honesty. Courage. These three distinct words have significant meaning at Stephen Gaynor School. Celebrating diversity in learning styles has been a core value at Gaynor for more than 50 years. Stephen Gaynor School is dedicated to promoting and advocating for diversity and inclusion within our school community. We celebrate many types of diversity including ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, sexual orientation, family configuration, language, gender and adoption status.Job Overview:Head Teacher supports the mission of the school by delivering a highly individualized educational program in a rich, rigorous, and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow, and reach their full potential; maintain safety and well-being of the students; provide creative and developmentally appropriate curriculum to teach students with learning disabilities. Position is for upper elementary division.Essential Functions:Teach a range of subjects related to homeroom curriculum, including reading, math, writing and social studiesEstablish class routines and behavioral expectationsCollaborate with Assistant Teacher, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and subject area specialists to design and implement class curriculum, as well as design and implement individualized educational programs for each childWrite progress reportsCommunicate with parents/guardians during conferences, and at other times as necessary, to promote students' social, emotional and academic progressMentor and partner with Assistant TeacherWilling to display a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and to promoting inclusion, belonging and equity through their work in the classroom and school communityDevelop a joyful and productive learning community where students feel safe to take risksPrepares and attends parent teacher conferencesAttends and participates in cluster meetings in designated divisionAttends faculty and staff meetings; active member of the Gaynor communityComplete annual IEP reports and attend all IEP meeting and Impartial Hearings as requiredSKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree requiredMaster's Degree in Learning Disabilities and/or Special EducationTwo to three years' experience as a Head Teacher working with children with learning disabilitiesExperience working with children with learning differences preferredExperience using an Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction preferredIndependent school teaching experience preferredKnowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needsStrong communication and organizational skills (both written and verbal)Sets a respectful, collaborative, and positive tone, and recognizes our responsibility to create a diverse and inclusive environment that supports and celebrates each individual in our school communityAbility to be flexible to adjust with classroom instructionEffective classroom management, communication, and organizational skillsWill display time management to maximize student learningSets a respectful and positive tone in the classroomProficient in Google Workspace (Drive, Docs & Sheets) and Microsoft OfficeMust provide proof of vaccination

Keywords: STEPHEN GAYNOR SCHOOL, New York , Head Teacher, Education / Teaching , New York, New York

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