Classroom Teacher

Classroom Teacher:

Position Summary:

The Teacher role creates and administers a classroom program that is conducive to student learning and development. The Teacher uses a variety of classroom techniques for learning and implements interdisciplinary activities, educational technologies, and collaborative work with other teachers in grade bands.  The ideal Teacher is flexible and committed to a continuous process for professional growth.  The Teacher will report to the Principal.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students
  • Assess the skill level of students and aligns classroom goals and activities to established state and local standards
  • Implement rigorous and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments
  • Provide instruction in respective subject area
  • Teach inquiry techniques that encourage experimentation and alternative approaches to problem solving
  • Create a classroom environment in which students have access to subject-related materials that address their needs and interests
  • Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data to measure progress and use data to inform instruction
  • Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work and share best practices
  • Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication
  • Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success
  • Respond positively and effectively to challenges with a solutions-oriented resiliency
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments and improvements in education as it affects the instructional program; attend faculty meetings to discuss school problems and teaching methods
  • Maintain classroom discipline
  • Maintain attendance, grade and other required records
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Commitment to Russell Byers mission and belief that all students can learn
  • Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs
  • Experience with using educational technologies
  • The ability to communicate effectively with parents
  • Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility, and a strong work ethic
  • A positive, high-energy attitude, and a drive for personal excellence
  • Flexible attitude, ability to work with urgency
  • Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Willingness and desire to participate in unexpected projects
  • The ability to establish cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and parents
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A comfort and excitement about working with children from diverse backgrounds
  • A high level of interest in collaboration
  • Commitment to professional growth

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Classroom or site-based teaching experience in a specific content area
  • Experience teaching in an urban setting a plus
  • PA Certification required, PK-4


  • Competitive salary 
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement

If interested, send your resume and cover letter to Debbie Sperbeck, Director of Admissions and School Services, [email protected] or [email protected]