Lower School Associate Teachers

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Overview:
Woodlawn School is seeking full-time associate/assistant teachers to join us for the 2023-2024 academic year. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn and grow as a professional educator under the guidance and support of our lower school lead teachers (PK-1st). We are seeking candidates that are nurturing and have a keen sense of child social-emotional and academic development. The successful candidate will be a learner-centered educator that embodies a growth mindset, and believes in fundamentally educating the whole-child. The associate teacher will embrace the responsive classroom philosophy, enjoy differentiating instruction, and is eager to contribute to our project-based interdisciplinary team.

The school seeks faculty members who are passionate about their respective areas of expertise, eager to collaborate with other teachers across disciplines, committed to ongoing professional development, and willing to contribute their talents and time to extra-curricular student programming and activities.

Founded in 2002, Woodlawn School offers a challenging, project-based academic experience to students in grades kindergarten through twelve. Situated on a scenic, 61-acre campus one mile north of Davidson, North Carolina, the school is easily accessible from Interstate 77 and the surrounding Lake Norman communities. The campus’s administrative center is the historic Woodlawn home, built in 1836 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school is accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/AdvancEd).

We seek a candidate who has:
• Eagerness to learn and contribute to our project-based learning curriculum
• Understanding of the developmental needs of preschool and kindergarten-aged students
• Enthusiasm for and a commitment to the inclusive mission of Woodlawn School
• Enjoys spending time engaging with children and educators
• Willingness to stretch and develop their skills
• Can-do, positive attitude
• Flexible thinker
• Role model for community
• Self-starter who enjoys a challenge and is invested in creating exceptional work
• Integrity, excellent interpersonal skills, along with strong presentation, writing, and organizational skills; must be able to work independently as well a collaboratively
• Strong colleague and collaborator
• Follows through and closes the loop
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to work collegially with all constituencies
• Responsiveness to requests for information and support
• A high level of energy and ability to work on many tasks/projects in a fast-paced environment
• Excitement to build a strong enrollment foundation and create a future-forward process for growth
• Sense of humor and patience are always appreciated

Requirements:
• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in elementary education, or a related field
• Two years or more of classroom experience in lower school education and/or early childhood education

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