Classroom Teacher - Academie Lafayette
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: Elementary English Language Arts Teacher (SY '24/'25)- Full-time and Part-time
Job Location: Academie Lafayette - Cherry Campus
Beginning: Aug 07, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Elementary Education
Certificate: Language Arts
Certificate: English
District: Academie Lafayette
Kansas City, MO 64113
Telephone: 816-800-8771
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Job Description:
Please visit our website to apply and/or to consider other positions available: https://academielafayette.org/careerlistings/

Overview
Seeking an Elementary English Language Arts Teacher who employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels in the classroom, prepares motivating and stimulating lessons, demonstrates knowledge of the curriculum, and encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities of the students, and elicits a greater understanding of the world around them.

Status of Position
This is a full-time position with Académie Lafayette, but willing to consider part-time. This is an exempt position pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor.  

Reporting
The ELA Teacher reports to their campus/building principal.

Responsibilities
  • Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels.
  • Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development, and students’ varying abilities.
  • Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and backgrounds of students and nurtures them to be globally minded.
  • Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators and responds promptly to parents’ concerns. 
  • Utilizes a variety of assessments and student data to inform lessons and instructional activities.
  • Creates a learning environment that is positive and engaging, communicates clear expectations, routines and procedures for classwork, homework and assessments. 
  • Maintains a culture of literacy and inquiry through the use of current literature and other instructional resources that support critical thinking.
  • Meets grade reporting deadlines and requirements and follows school-wide procedures for monitoring and providing feedback on student progress.
  • Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when needed and when possible. 
  • Continues to engage in professional development opportunities (including IB training) to update knowledge of content area(s).
  • Engages in professional goal setting and review process with assigned administrator.
  • Attends and actively participates in all divisional and departmental/team faculty meetings.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Hold or be eligible for a Missouri Teaching Certificate or equivalent in home country.
  • Proven experience as a teacher
  • Demonstrates strong classroom management skills.
  • Experience with immersion education preferred.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills necessary for working in a multicultural environment.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to integrate technology to augment, modify, and redefine learning tasks.
Other Requirements
  • Must pass a state and federal fingerprint background check through MACHS.
  • Must be registered or get registered with the Family Care Safety Registry.

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

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