Elementary School Teacher
Background King Abdullah Academy (KAA) is a new, state-of-the-art international school in suburban Virginia, just 25 miles outside Washington, DC King Abdullah Academy is designed to accommodate a student population of 1,200 students. Currently the school has over 900 students in attendance. King Abdullah Academy serves students and families seeking a high quality contemporary education in both English and Arabic in a school with a culture shaped by Islamic values within an academic framework of globally relevant International Baccalaureate programs and an innovative e-STEM-a (entrepreneurial-STEM-arts) curriculum. The school will enroll students from Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through twelfth grade. Qualifications The KAA elementary school teacher has current knowledge of content, instructional methods and resources acquired through a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education; a minimum of two (2) years' experience as a classroom teacher is preferred, recent graduates from an educational institution will be considered; knowledge of pre-adolescent (5-10yrs) growth and development and its relationship to the delivery of instructional content; ability to apply knowledge of research and theory to instructional programs; belief in and passion for the KAA mission and values; ability to plan and implement lessons using current technology; embracing KAA's vision along with the language and cognitive needs and abilities of students; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, administrators, and parents; exemplary skills in oral and written communications; professional and personal integrity; a strong desire to embrace the e-STEM-a and project based learning models. Role Description The KAA elementary school teacher plans and implements an e-STEM-a based interdisciplinary instructional program and provides related educational services for students. Manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement, and modifies instructional activities, as required; carries out a variety of student monitoring and controls activities; performs related duties as required or assigned. Classes taught may be single or multi-grade, subject, skill or specialty oriented. KAA elementary teachers perform duties within a departmental setting known as a Learning Community. A Learning Community consists of up to 90 students. Location King Abdullah Academy is a private school located in a 325,000 square foot state-of-the-art building located on a 40-acre master-planned campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. Reporting to Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning (Jr. K-4) Company Description: King Abdullah Academy (KAA) is a new, state-of-the-art international PK-12 school currently under construction in suburban Virginia, just 25 miles outside Washington, DC King Abdullah Academy is anticipated to initially open in SY 2016-2017 with an enrollment of approximately 600 students in grades K-12. Planning for an energetic start to the King Abdullah Academy is currently being led by Founding Head of School, Mr. Chris Faisandier. Work is currently underway to design an IB / e-STEM-a - ESL/ASL curricula in preparation for a successful September 2016 school opening. The school is designed to foster student-centered learning and collaborative teaching practices. The school environment will strive to foster a deep respect for the core values of the school and the talents, interests, leadership, passions and healthy living in every student. The King Abdullah Academy will serve students and families seeking a high quality contemporary education in both Arabic and English in a school with a strong culture shaped by Islamic values and where core Islamic teachings are taught and respected within an academic framework of globally relevant International Baccalaureate programs and an innovative e-STEM-a curriculum. The school will enroll students planning to be at the school from early childhood through high school years as well as those temporarily living in the Washington, DC area.