"The teachers, administrators, and staff are smart, energetic, kind, forward-thinking, and devoted to the care and education of their students."

Rob D.

Second Grade Teacher, 2017-18 School Year

Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, announces a search for a full-time, self-contained second-grade teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Kentucky Avenue seeks to hire a creative, innovative and experienced early childhood educator with a commitment to experiential learning. KAS values the integration of social and emotional learning with academics, and is dedicated to providing highly differentiated curriculum in a warm, inclusive school climate. Additionally, Kentucky Avenue School embraces the Maker Movement in education, and the Responsive Classroom approach.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and physical education
  • Integrate creativity, arts, and making into the classroom
  • Create and deliver curriculum aligned with the school’s mission
  • Differentiate instruction for learners with a wide variety of academic, social and behavioral needs
  • Communicate and collaborate successfully with other faculty and staff members
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents
  • Continue to grow as a professional through professional development and continuing study

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • PA Elementary/Early Childhood Certification or Private Academic Certification
  • Experience teaching in an early childhood or elementary classroom
  • An educational philosophy that aligns with that of our school
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills over multiple platforms
  • PA Act 151, Act 34 and Criminal History Record Clearances

Preferred Qualities:

  • Advanced degree in Education
  • Responsive Classroom experience
  • An enthusiasm for learning and an open-minded, creative outlook
  • Experience with cross-curricular, project based learning
  • Experience with differentiated instruction
  • Experience with and passion for the Maker Movement in education, the Reggio Emilia Approach, Social Constructivism and related educational theories/practices
  • Writer’s Workshop experience


Please send resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to:

Aimee DeFoe

Kentucky Avenue School

aimee.defoe@kentuckyavenueschool.org