The Head Teacher is responsible for teaching reading, writing, math, science, and social studies to children in grades 1 and 2 (multi-age classroom), as well as collaborating extensively with the grade-level cohort, which includes the other 1st/2nd Grade Head Teacher, assistant teachers, Learning Resource Teacher, School Counselor, and multilevel (special subjects) teachers for the grade level. The Head Teacher is also responsible for evaluating student progress in these subjects and communicating regularly with parents, including updates to classroom web page, parent-teacher conferences, and emails and phone calls as required to inform parents/guardians of the child’s academic and social-emotional development.
develop integrated hands-on activities for project based learning activities ?
differentiate learning activities and tasks for diverse learners in a multi-age environment. ?
coordinate and oversee the work of the assistant teacher ?
partner with all adults responsible for 1st/2nd grade students’ education and well-being ?
prepare for and present at school events, such as open houses and informational dinners ?
assess and report on student progress three times per year ?
plan and lead field trips to local institutions and parks/natural areas ?
participate in professional development and faculty work days and weekly faculty meetings ?
communicate regularly with parents via email and the classroom web site ?
The Ancona School is a unique independent school for preschool through eighth-grade students located in Chicago’s Hyde Park-Kenwood community. We combine the best of Montessori and progressive educational traditions with innovative curriculum and teaching in our open, multi-age classrooms. Ancona graduates go on to Chicago’s most selective public, independent and parochial high schools. Parent involvement and a true concern for diversity and social justice distinguish our community of learners.