Careers at Carmel

Position Opening: Lower School Teacher

Dr. Melanie Casper, Head of Lower School
The Carmel School seeks qualified, energetic, and motivated candidates to work with lower school (elementary age) students and instructs pupils in accordance with the mission of the school. 

Position Objectives:
  • To help each pupil develop competence in his/her skills 
  • To motivate each pupil to attain and develop necessary 21st-century skills toward thinking critically, asking higher-level questions, and collaborating with others to solve problems
  • To encourage each pupil to understand the rules and functions of the classroom
  • To foster students' engagement and inquiry in their studies

Minimum Requirements:
A bachelor's degree and teaching experience are required. A Master’s degree, teaching license, and experience in lower elementary classrooms (K-2) are preferred.

Summary of Essential Position Functions:

  • Teaches core subject material, utilizing the appropriate curriculum for each
  • Supports the mission of the school and abides by the employee handbook
  • Develops lesson plans and appropriate instructional aids to emphasize inquiry and current best practices
  • Demonstrates using models; experiments with available technology methods and other standard or teacher-prepared instructional aids
  • Provides opportunities when needed for individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil
  • Designs and differentiates learning activities that will relate content and skills acquisition to students' experiences and the physical world
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment
  • Utilizes both formative and summative assessments to assess and evaluate each pupil’s progress in his/her acquisition of content knowledge and skills regularly
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with school stakeholders about students' progress
  • Selects and acquires school-approved texts, instructional aids, and supplies; maintains necessary inventory records