Elementary School Teacher

Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh is exploring a potential need for amazing full- and/or part-time teachers to join our community this coming school year. KAS welcomes applications for employment for the potential position of Classroom Teacher in the Elementary Grades at our school (grade(s) and position is not yet confirmed). Kentucky Avenue seeks to hire a creative, innovative, caring, and experienced educator with a commitment to experiential learning. 

KAS values the integration of social and emotional learning with academics, and is dedicated to providing highly differentiated curriculum in a warm, inclusive school climate. Additionally, Kentucky Avenue School embraces Maker-Centered Learning and the Responsive Classroom approach.

Responsibilities 

  • Teaching all subjects to a group of children 
  • Working as a part of a team; extra duties include recess, lunch and carpool duties
  • Being an integral part of a caring community of learners

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree in elementary education is a plus, as is experience with neurodivergent students.
  • Ideal candidates will have some elementary school teaching experience, an understanding of differentiated instruction, a flexible and team-oriented approach, excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, superior interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.  

Preferred Qualities 

  • A depth of knowledge and understanding of young children
  • A passion for working with young children
  • A knowledge of guided reading and  teaching Singapore Math
  • Sensitivity to diverse communities of learners and an appreciation of developmental differences in an elementary school setting
  • A knowledge of 21st Century Skills and how they relate to classroom teaching 
  • A willingness to ask questions, and take time to celebrate our amazing students.

To Apply

To apply, please send the following documents to the Kentucky Avenue School director at brian.horvath@kentuckyavenueschool.org as a single pdf: 

  • A 1- or 2-page resume highlighting your experiences and strengths
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • A 1-page Philosophy of Education Statement

Click above to send requested application materials to:
Brian Horvath
Kentucky Avenue School 

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