Classroom Teacher, Niner University Elementary

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Position Number:


Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Working Title:

Classroom Teacher, Niner University Elementary

Position Designation:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Work Schedule:

Work schedule is typical of any teacher, with some evenings and weekends.

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Academic Affairs


College of Education (Col)

Work Location:

Niner University Elementary

Primary Purpose of Department:

Pursuant to NC General Statute Chapter 116, Article 29 A(116-239.5), University of North Carolina at Charlotte is establishing a university laboratory school with the mission of “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student support, and expansion of the teaching experience and evaluation regarding management, teaching, and learning.”

Niner University Elementary School, the lab school for UNC Charlotte, involves an integrated core curriculum for grades K-5 with an emphasis on research-validated practices and social emotional learning. Niner University Elementary seeks to serve learners “within a community-supported environment that fosters scholarship, engagement, and joy.”

Primary Purpose of Position:

The primary purpose of the Classroom Teacher is to guide and develop the emotional, behavioral, and academic growth of their students, and to work collaboratively with parents, colleagues, administrators, and school community members to support the mission of Niner University Elementary in Charlotte, NC.

Summary of Position Responsibilities:

•Develop lesson plans and instructional materials using effective teaching strategies that meet the needs of diverse populations and are aligned to the mission/vision of the school
•Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests, including students with disabilities and limited English proficiencies
•Observe and assess students’ performance, behavior, social development and physical health on a regular basis to appropriately meet student needs; provide progress reports for feedback
•Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum and individual student goals
•Instruct students individually and in groups during the instructional time, using various teaching methods
•Encourage and facilitate work of other staff members in a collaborative, supportive environment
•Create a positive, warm classroom environment that responds to the needs of individual learners
•Communicate with parents in a timely manner and maintain positive and constructive communication with students, staff, parents and community
•Demonstrate a capacity for cultivating culturally and linguistically inclusive and responsive relationships among students, colleagues, and parents
•Design and implement environmental modifications and management procedures which proactively address student behavioral expectations across all settings
•Maintain attendance records as required by the school
•Participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops as required by the position
•Follow a plan for professional development and demonstrate evidence of growth
•Perform any other duties as assigned by Administration

Minimum Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and experience in an elementary setting

Necessary Certifications/Licenses:

Hold or be eligible to hold North Carolina Teaching license in Elementary Education (K-6)

Special Notes to Applicants:

This posting will fill multiple positions.

The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 7/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time