Lower School Teacher
The Lower School teacher will teach approximately 20 students in a self-contained classroom. River Oaks Baptist School focuses its curriculum on the integration of the 6 C’s: character, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and cross-cultural competency. All classrooms in our lower and middle schools are equipped with Promethean boards. First through third grade students have access to iPads; fourth graders have access to tablet PCs.
A successful candidate will demonstrate proficiencies in both progressive and traditional pedagogies as well as innovative technology to support the curriculum. In addition to technology integration, the ideal candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student-centered teaching and learning including project-based learning. The candidate should be an enthusiastic, energetic colleague with a passion and initiative for life-long learning. S/he must be dedicated to the character development of the students, be organized, communicate clearly and easily with adults, and have the ability to balance a variety of demands.
The teacher is a collaborative member of a grade-level team that plans and works closely together. In first through third grades, each teacher is responsible for instruction in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Fourth grade is departmentalized and each teacher is responsible for either all components of language arts or mathematics and social studies; fourth grade science is taught by the science lab teacher. Students have weekly classes taught by the special area teaching team in art, Bible, computer, library, music, and Spanish. The teacher is supported by curriculum coordinators, a reading specialist (K-2), the counselor, the learning specialist, and the Assistant and Division Heads of Lower School.
As with all faculty openings, the School seeks Christian candidates eager to support our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.