Greenwich, CT, US
Jun 17, 2021
Grade Level
Elementary School
JobID: 1455
  • Position Type:
    Elementary School Teaching/Primary - Grades 1, 2, 3

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Hamilton Avenue School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    until filled

  •   Elementary Classroom Teacher - Grade 3 at Hamilton Avenue School for 2021-2022 School Year

    Position Purpose

    To provide an instructional program which will help students to:
    • Pose and pursue thoughtful questions.
    • Explore and solve complex problems.
    • Communicate effectively.
    • Collaborate with others.
    • Contribute to community.
    • Understand and practice school norms.
    • Recognize and respect other cultures.

    Essential Responsibilities
    • Implements all GPS curriculum consistent with the school goals, mission, and vision.
    • Promotes a safe and positive classroom environment where all students feel welcomed.
    • Fosters an organized and structured classroom environment that allows for whole group, small group, and individualized instruction.
    • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
    • Provides appropriate, meaningful, and timely feedback to improve student achievement.
    • Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship.
    • Maintains familiarity with district and CT state standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.
    • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
    • Ensures student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
    • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
    • Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing programs.
    • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
    • Incorporates technology and digital tools appropriately into instruction.
    • Reviews and implements modifications, accommodations, and intervention plans for all students both general and special education.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Creates an inviting atmosphere and educational program that nurtures intellectual, social and emotional growth of each student.
    • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
    • Knowledge of all GPS elementary curriculum, Connecticut Core State Standards for ELA and Math, Connecticut State Social Studies Frameworks, and Next Generation Science Standards.
    • Ability to use a learning management system, data analysis and the formulation of action plans, to personalize the learning experience for all students
    • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
    • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
    • Provides students with opportunities to develop critical thinking skills, while affording opportunity for creative activity.
    • Ability to collaborate with instructional teams.
    • Employs a variety of teaching techniques through the use of appropriate instructional materials to meet the needs of all learners.
    • Use knowledge of technology to enhance instruction.

    • Use district-issued digital tools.
    • Bachelor's from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
    • Master's Degree in related area preferred
    • CT state certification - K-5 preferred (305)

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