Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the full-time position of Lower School Grades 3/4 Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree is required, with an advanced degree preferred. Substantial experience teaching elementary-aged children is also preferred. This 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Grades 3/4 Teacher reports to the Lower School Principal.
Information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Co-creating a homeroom environment that supports our philosophy of strength of intellect and strength of character
Teaching all subjects including, but not limited to, language arts, math, geography/social studies, and history
Developing lesson plans, which provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
Developing and implementing cross-curricular units of study that utilize active pedagogy and learning in a multi-age classroom
Assessing and defining student learning strengths and weaknesses; communicating with the larger student support team, including teachers, parents, tutors, and learning specialists focused on progress and remediation
Teaching concepts with direct instruction that reaches diverse learners
Providing learning environments that are stimulating where the children can develop their potential and also experience growth
Helping students gain the appropriate attitude, skills, and knowledge
Using or creating evaluation tools to assess the progress of the students
Integrating technology into the curriculum
Communicating with parents and the school’s management on the progress of the children
Working well with colleagues to research, collaborate, and plan best practices for teaching and learning
Collaborating with the third/fourth grade team, divisional and departmental teams, as well as promoting and maintaining curricular alignment and enrichment
Being open-minded and flexible
Being an open and active participant in professional learning
Being an active member of the community as we work toward DEI goals
Being an active member of our Country Day community which could include some activities such as coaching and/or after-school clubs
Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or a division principal.
Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership.
Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate as an email to Careers@mpcds.com
Applicants should title all of their documents as their first and last name. Applicants should also include “Full Time 3/4 Teaching Position” in the subject line of the email.
Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
About Metairie Park Country Day School (Metairie, LA)
OUR MISSION: Metairie Park Country Day School enriches the lives of talented young people in a dynamic learning environment, building strength of intellect and strength of character within a community that is simultaneously challenging and supportive. Our students learn to be flexible, to be adaptable, and to face the challenges of life with honor, optimism, confidence, creativity, and a sense of humor.Metairie Park Country Day School was founded in 1929 on a 15-acre campus located in an attractive residential neighborhood north of downtown New Orleans. The School has a stable and growing enrollment of approximately 760 students in Pre-K through 12th grade and sends its seniors to competitive colleges. Country Day has 96 teaching faculty, many of whom have advanced degrees and a long tenure with the School. The faculty to student ratio is approximately one to 8.7. While the School has a demanding course of study, with a number of opportunities to take electives, it comes out of a progressive tradition that puts a premium on challenging students to excel within their own frameworks of talent and ambition in a highly interactive environment. Values emphasized are a love of learn...ing for its own sake, individual responsibility, critical thinking, strength of intellect, strength of character, creativity and self-expression, and communal values. In supporting the character formation of each student, Country Day strives to sustain an atmosphere in which faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and others work together to foster a caring and nurturing environment. Students are encouraged to be tolerant of other views, to be morally responsible, to be adaptable to a changing world, to recognize and act upon a sense of social responsibility, and to see themselves as individuals who are also active members of a vibrant larger community. The School has a strong co-curricular program, including successful athletic teams in which most students participate, a fine instrumental and choral program, and a sturdy commitment to community service, all of which are actively supported by parents and alumni.The current Head, Mr. Matt Neely, was appointed in 2017. The School operates with an annual budget of $15 million. Various capital campaigns have raised the funds to upgrade school facilities over the past ten years including, most recently, raising funds to renovate and expand the Coleman Family Dining Room, build a new Science and Engineering Building, and renovate our Art and Lower School Science Building. Even while raising funds for these large capital projects, the Country Day Fund, our school’s annual giving campaign, continues to enjoy historic levels of financial support and unprecedented levels of participation across all constituencies.Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin.