Lower School Teacher

Lower School Teacher

2024-2025 School Year

AIM Academy is seeking a full-time Lower School teacher. Responsibilities include implementing AIM’s curriculum, utilizing Lower School routines and procedures with consistency, crafting narrative comments at the end of each marking period, and developing lesson plans, homework assignments, and assessments for the following subjects: homeroom, reading, writing, math, and ideally Wilson Reading System.

AIM Lower School teachers regularly collaborate to discuss student work, share best practices, and assess student progress. In addition, teachers are expected to form and maintain positive relationships with students’ families, including regular home-school communication and attendance at family conferences. All teachers are invited to participate in a variety of robust professional development opportunities throughout the academic year.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending faculty meetings, ordering instructional materials and supplies, developing Back-to-School Night presentations, attending a number of AIM community after-school events, and other duties as assigned by Administration throughout the school year. 

AIM seeks instructors who are committed to collegiality and have high expectations for all students. The ideal candidate will have certification in Elementary/Special Education and Wilson Reading System. Prior experience teaching students with language-based learning differences and familiarity with the Responsive Classroom approach is preferred. Since AIM Academy is dedicated to the work of equity and diversity, candidates should value engaging in open dialogue, questioning, confronting assumptions, and attuning to all voices. We invite you to read our “Equity and Diversity Statement” located on our website at www.aimpa.org.  
 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred

  • PA or Private Academic Certification in Elementary and/or Special Education

  • Wilson Certification preferred

  • Experience in providing responsive, evidence-based instruction to and designing engaging curricula for students who learn differently

  • Ability to adjust instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of learners

  • Deep respect for children as learners and individuals

  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and their impact on classroom climate and curriculum 

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills at both the student and family levels

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with students and staff

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning

  • Openness to feedback from an instructional support team

  • Willingness to implement emerging technologies into the classroom

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and a copy of a voluntary EEO Self ID form to our Human Resources Manager, Cheryl Ferst at cferst@aimpa.org.