Elementary School Learning Support Teacher
- Elementary, Middle School
- Licensed Teacher
- 2 years of teaching experience
- A relevant subject
- Student-centered and nurturing personality
- Commitment to collaborative planning
- Teacher certification from an accredited university/college
- Minimum 2 years of relevant teaching experience
- Cultural proficiency and understanding of intercultural learning
- Proficiency in educational technology
- Fluent English speaker with excellent writing and communication skills
- Flexibility and creativity in an inclusive setting
Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
- Master’s Degree in a relevant subject(s)
- Commitment to integrated, experiential, and personalized approaches to instruction
- Teaching experience in a multi-cultural setting
- Recent training and experience with Highly Capable Learners
- Knowledge of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
- Experience with the Understanding by Design curriculum model
- Experience with inquiry-based learning
- Experience with Virtual Learning Environment (e.g., Google Classroom) and electronic grade books
- Experience in data analysis and goal setting to improve learning
Scope of Responsibilities:
The teacher’s primary responsibility is to ensure the success of each student as detailed in the ISK Mission, Vision, and Educational Aims. Teaching responsibilities may include working with students in a class, small group or pull out setting.
Additionally, the teacher will be expected to participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees; fulfill supervision duties as assigned, including some evening and weekend events; and supervise/coach one co-curricular activity in the course of the year.
- Implement a program of study that adheres to the course curriculum, as adopted by the Board of Directors.
- Work as a collaborative team member
- Collaborate with colleagues in bringing the ISK Educational Aims to life.
- Plan for the application of skills and concepts across disciplines and co-curricular activities
- Differentiate instruction to address readiness and preferred learning styles
- Support the philosophy of inclusion and the ongoing development of personalized, student-directed learning
- Promote a positive learning environment, including high standards of Habits of Learning
- Understand the school’s assessment philosophy and conduct ongoing formative and diagnostic assessment to monitor student progress, using data obtained to adjust instructional content and techniques accordingly
- Be available to assist students outside of class time and differentiate instruction based on student need
- Communicate regularly with parents through email, telephone, and parent-teacher conferences
- Attend relevant departmental, divisional and K-12 professional meetings as necessary
- Participate in faculty committees and curriculum development programs as required
- Assume responsibility for meaningful professional growth
- Maintain professional competence in instructional techniques and in specialized teaching through in-service education activities and self- selected professional growth activities
- Participate in and supervising an intercultural trip (2 -4 days)
- Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the principal
- Work with the Student Support Services (SSS) Coordinator to ensure the implementation of the school-wide program as outlined in the SSS manual
- Develop and monitor Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for students based on testing results, teacher input and observations
- Maintain up-to-date electronic records of all students on caseload
- Provide appropriate support for students through in-class, resource/pullout, consultation, and monitoring
- Integrate technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
- Understand and conduct ongoing assessment of student progress of IEP goals, use assessment data to inform planning and instruction, and reflect on instructional techniques accordingly
The International School of Kenya (ISK) is a private, non-profit PreK-Grade 12 school created in 1976 through a joint partnership between the governments of the United States and Canada. Nestled on 50 acres of a former coffee plantation, ISK serves the educational needs of both expatriate and Kenyan students who seek a challenging, North American curriculum together with the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma program.
All decisions at ISK are guided by three foundation documents. Taken together, these documents define our purpose, the educational beliefs that drive learning, and the specific learning outcomes we are committed to developing in each student. Those three documents are the Mission, Vision, and Educational Aims.
Mission - ISK inspires and nurtures passion, creativity and ambition in pursuit of a better world.
Vision - Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
Educational Aims - We strive to develop students of character who learn, create, act and solve in a collaborative and engaging environment.