Elementary School Teacher - The Canopy School

Canopy Children's Solutions Ridgeland , MS 39157

Posted 2 months ago

Founded in 1912 as an adoption agency, Canopy Children's Solutions is Mississippi's most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children's behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions. Canopy employs a diverse group of mission-driven individuals committed to honoring the voice of Mississippi children and families. Being an integral part of the Canopy team involves committing to the Core Values that drive our organization forward:

  • The voice of our children and families always comes first

  • Relationships matter and our differences make us stronger

  • We take great joy in service to others

  • Our families and our communities deserve our very best

In 2021, Canopy Children's Solutions received the certification of a Great Place to Work. Canopy's employees are charged with building a healthy work culture within their teams that focus on trust and the collective goal of helping kids thrive and families overcome extraordinary challenges.

Elementary Teacher - Position Overview

  • The role and responsibility of the Teacher shall include all components necessary for preparing and administering a curriculum and an individualized education plan for each student receiving educational services at Canopy School

Job Responsibilities:

Planning

  • Weekly plans are written and ready for implementation no later than Monday morning.

  • Mississippi College and Career Standards are the primary source for goals and objectives.

  • Accommodation plan and objectives are included as individualized components of written plans.

  • Accommodation plan and objectives are monitored according to stated schedule and method.

Delivery of Instruction

  • Utilizes differentiated instruction to reach all learners.

  • Provides quality instruction aligned to the skill level of each student.

  • Activities and strategies exhibit varied levels of complexity.

  • Assessments are appropriate for the expected outcome and records of assessments are accurately documented.

  • Utilizes a variety of formative and summative assessments to measure progress toward mastery of curricular competencies.

  • Activities exhibit best practice strategies, which include engaging, learner-involved, technology and hands on activities.

Classroom Management

  • Students are on task and engaged.

  • Procedures for maintaining daily routines are in place and effective.

  • The learning environment is neat, orderly and supports student achievement.

  • An effective system is in place to support positive classroom behavior, including timely and frequent positive feedback for appropriate behaviors and immediate feedback with appropriate alternatives for inappropriate or disruptive behavior.

Professional Responsibility

  • Arrives on time for work, duty, and other activities.

  • Performs extra duties as assigned.

  • Required paperwork, grades, and reports are in on time.

  • Current student work is displayed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Single A teaching license from the State of MS and two academic school years teaching experience preferred.

  • Advanced degree and AA teaching license may be substituted for teaching experience.

  • Master's in Special Education preferred. One academic school year teaching experience with children with learning differences preferred.

  • Must have a Mississippi Department of Education License in subject area of teaching responsibility.

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