Classroom Teacher - Clayton School District
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Talented and Gifted
Job Title: Gifted Education Specialist
Job Location: Meramec Elementary School
Beginning: Aug 06, 2019
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019**
District: Clayton School District
Clayton, MO 63105
Telephone: 314-854-6000 EXT 6032
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Job Description:
Do you provide purposeful, engaging, and high-level interdisciplinary instruction in advanced content that engages and further develops a gifted learner's critical and creative thinking skills and social and emotional development?  Are you able to provide enrichment experiences in critical and creative thinking to promote talent development, achievement, and growth, including serving traditionally underrepresented groups in gifted education?
 
The School District of Clayton is seeking an effective and experienced teacher to serve as the gifted education specialist at Meramec Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.  The ideal candidate will be academically talented, with a strong knowledge base in curriculum and pedagogy to support the academic, social, and emotional needs of a diverse population of gifted students and learners. 
  
The Successful Candidate:  
  • Develops and customizes interdisciplinary lessons engaging gifted students in variety of activities and projects that effectively integrates the technology aligned with the ISTE Standards in a pull-out program model grades 2-5.
  • Assesses gifted student learning progress and communicates with parents/guardians about the curriculum and student learning needs; conducts parent-teacher conferences on both a regularly scheduled and as-needed basis
  • Participates in the process to identify gifted learners
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers/specialists to assist gifted students and plans and develop courses of study according to curriculum guidelines to personalize the learning with the individual student's needs, as appropriate
  • Provides enrichment support to individual and small groups of traditionally underrepresented gifted populations
  • Collaborates with other District gifted education specialists to develop and align curriculum
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, professional learning, and educational conferences
  • Assumes responsibility for the effective functioning of the school to include necessary non-instructional assignments and student management as assigned by building administration
 
Our district values the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues; success in creating inclusive classrooms; and experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. 
 
Education:  Bachelors degree required.  Master’s degree in Education or considerable coursework in gifted education preferred.
Certification:  Missouri Teaching Certification in Gifted Education required.
Experience:  Preferred.
Compensation:  Highly-competitive salary.
Benefits:  Comprehensive benefits package
FLSA Status:  Exempt, Professional Exemption-Teacher.
Work Calendar:  192 day calendar.  
 
Please understand that in order to be considered as a candidate you must complete all steps in the application process.  These steps include completing the online application; uploading your cover letter, resume, and transcripts; listing three current references; and completion of the Teacher EPI Assessment. 
 
To apply, please submit your application online at claytonschools.net/employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer
 
It is the policy of the School District of Clayton not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Full Non-Discrimination Disclosure
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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