Eagle Hill School develops life-changing academic skills, self-confidence, and character in students who have been diagnosed with language-based learning differences, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, executive functioning disorder, ADHD, and auditory processing disorder.
The teacher plays an integral role in the instructional program by working with students, providing high-quality instruction that meets the needs of each child in his/her class. Close collaboration with colleagues ensures that the ‘team’ approach vital to each child’s success at Eagle Hill is supported. The school mission, philosophy, and culture are grounded in a belief in the worth of every individual and the importance of treating all with respect and support, and the teacher is expected to embrace this collaborative viewpoint through his/her daily interaction with all members of the Eagle Hill community.
Reports to: Head of School, Division Heads, Team Educational Coordinators
Provide instruction to students enrolled in classes, including activities and study hall. Teachers are responsible for teaching six classes (typically five academic and one non-academic) in addition to eating lunch with an assigned table of children Monday-Thursday.
- Plan daily lessons that reflect the ‘best practices’ in the field of education of children with learning disabilities and that provide motivating, intellectually stimulating, remedial instruction.
- Help students to develop problem-solving, appropriate risk-taking, social, and self-regulation skills.
- Participate in meetings to assess student progress and set goals with the child’s entire educational team.
- Participate in PPT and CSE meetings as requested.
- Communicate student performance by completing academic reports and participating in Parent Conferencing twice a year.
Prioritize job expectations effectively by managing professional time and setting professional goals.
- Participate in professional development provided by the school and seek additional professional growth activities (courses, conferences, presentations) offered in other professional settings.
- Develop annual professional goals.
- Be an active member of the school community by volunteering for committees, participating in special events, and sharing ideas to make the Eagle Hill program the very best it can be.
It is expected that all teachers will have at least a Bachelor’s Degree and will complete a Master’s Degree in an appropriate instructional area (i.e. special education, literacy) and will apply for a Connecticut State certification in their instructional assignment area.