Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Employment

Lower & Upper School Spanish Teacher

The school is looking for a lower school (grades PK-5) and upper school (grades 9-12) Spanish teacher. These positions may be combined for a full-time position with benefits or filled with two part-time candidates. Each position requires the development and implementation of developmentally appropriate Spanish curriculum. A full-time position would also include other responsibilities including teaching electives or helping facilitate other programs and activities within the division.

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Spanish. Preference given to native speakers.
  • Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred.
  • A passion for Spanish language and culture.
  • A passion for teaching in a creative, integrated, and innovative way.
  • A commitment to ongoing learning within world language instruction and current events.
  • Experience teaching Spanish at multiple levels.
  • Experience developing and implementing Spanish curriculum.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other Lower and Upper School teachers.
  • A commitment to experiential learning.
  • A desire to be part of a vibrant, “all-in” community of students, families, and faculty/staff.

Reports to: Lower School & Upper School Head

Start Date: August 28, 2017

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to hr@cascadesacademy.org. No phone calls please.

Lower School Intervention Teacher

The Lower School is seeking a positive and experienced Reading and Math Intervention Teacher (Learning Specialist) to join us for the 2017-18 school year.

The intervention teacher works with grades K-5 throughout the week approximately 10-15 hours per week. Exact days and times are determined once the lower school schedule is finalized. This position may be combined with other part-time teaching opportunities available at the school such as the Extended Day Program.

Position Title: Lower School Intervention Teacher

Reports to: Lower School Head

Start Date: September 2017

Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations for LS Reading and Math Intervention Teacher:

  • Appreciate learning differences of all kinds; has compassion, empathy, and a passion for supporting students in their learning
  • Teach individuals and/or small groups of students using research based interventions and extensions by offering a variety of services customized to fit the context and needs of the student(s)
  • Collaborate with teachers individually to identify the academic needs of students, to set learning goals and targets, and to problem solve with teachers to develop best practices for continuous academic growth of students in reading and math
  • Administer system wide assessments such as the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, DIBELS, Really Great Reading Diagnostics, Easy CBM, etc.
  • Assist teachers with data collection, analysis of data results, and instructional scaffolds to support students in their learning
  • Monitor and assess students’ progress towards goals and maintain and submit accurate and up-to-date records of all students’ progress
  • Communicate clearly, positively, and regularly with students, parents and staff through informal and formal reports
  • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning through positive management of classroom behavior
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities related to learning support as assigned by Lower School Head

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (Masters preferred)
  • Experience teaching struggling and gifted students in reading and math
  • Preferred training and experience in multisensory reading programs such as Orton-Gillingham
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers and staff
  • A commitment to the "whole child" through age-appropriate, child-centered, experiential learning

Application Requirements:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to hr@cascadesacademy.org. No phone calls please.

Salary dependent on experience and education.

Lower School P.E. Teacher

The school is seeking a positive and energetic elementary physical education teacher to join us for the 2017-18 school year.

The P.E. teacher works with grades PK-5 throughout the week approximately 10 hours per week. Exact days and times are determined once the lower school schedule is finalized. This position may be combined with other part-time teaching opportunities available at the school such as the Extended Day Program.

Position Title: Lower School PE Teacher

Reports to: Lower School Head

Start Date: September 2017

Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations for PE:

• Plan a program of study appropriate for the age, individual needs, interests, and abilities of students

• Exhibit a commitment to the success of ALL students and the promotion of physical development and proper exercise habits

• Provide physical education activities that cover a wide range of skill and ability levels, as well as various learning styles

• Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning through positive management of classroom behavior

• Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and the school community

• Use a variety of instructional methods and materials to fully engage students in the learning process

• Communicate clearly and positively with students, parents, staff, and the community

• Assess the accomplishments of students regularly and write reports of student progress

• Actively involve students in goal setting and the assessment process

• Take precautions to provide for health and safety of students and to protect equipment, materials, and facilities

• Perform others duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching elementary aged children
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers and staff
  • A commitment to the "whole child" through age-appropriate, child-centered, experiential learning

Application Requirements:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to hr@cascadesacademy.org. No phone calls please.

Salary dependent on experience and education.

Extended Day Program Supervisor

Position Description

The Extended Day Program at Cascades Academy provides a nurturing and educational extended day care option for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Throughout the program, the staff facilitates activities such as arts and crafts, games, and additional speciality programming. The hours for this position are 2:00 - 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, as well as some all daycare and evening childcare programming for inservice days and evening programs at Cascades Academy. This position is overseen by the Auxiliary Program Director who is in charge of all after school programming which includes extended day care and after school classes.

Position Title: Extended Day Program Supervisor

Reports to: Auxiliary Program Director

Start Date: September 2017

Supervisory Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement program curriculum for extended day, all day care, or evening childcare programs to ensure a quality experience for all participants.
  • Work with program personnel to implement and create engaging, developmentally appropriate curriculum and programming.
  • Manage program attendance and create daily attendance sheets, as well as maintain accurate and organized records such as attendance records, snack/supply inventory, timesheets, incident reports, and all other necessary paperwork.
  • Manage and guide students to their appropriate after school enrichment classes at 3:30pm.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships through effective and timely communication with your program staff and other building staff members, such as the head of school and teachers.
  • Work with auxiliary program director in addressing the ongoing needs of the students and parents.
  • Implement program procedures effectively to ensure the safety of all participants.
  • Observe, monitor, and participate in the children’s activities.
  • Efficiently redirect inappropriate student behaviors and implement the program discipline system to effectively monitor and guide appropriate student behavior.
  • Report any concerns and questions regarding the program (students, parents, equipment needs, supplies, other staff, volunteers, etc.) to the auxiliary program director.
  • Conduct two school year evaluations of your program and its staff with your staff members.
  • Help prepare snacks for the children and clean-up the kitchen and snack area.
  • Assist in the cleaning and straightening of the room and equipment before, during, and after the program.

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching elementary aged children
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers and staff
  • A commitment to the "whole child" through age-appropriate, child-centered, experiential learning

Application Requirements:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to hr@cascadesacademy.org. No phone calls please.

It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.