Classroom Teacher, Niner University Elementary

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
December 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

General Information

Position Number Teach0001

Vacancy Open to All Candidates Working Title Classroom Teacher, Niner University Elementary Position Designation EHRA Non-Faculty Employment Type Permanent - Full-time Months per Year 10 Work Schedule

Work schedule is typical of any teacher, with some evenings and weekends.

Hours per week 40 FLSA Status Exempt Division Academic Affairs Department College of Education (Col) Work Location Niner University Elementary Salary Range Primary Purpose of Department

Pursuant to NC General Statute Chapter 116, Article 29 A(116-239.5), University of North Carolina at Charlotte is establishing a university laboratory school with the mission of “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student support, and expansion of the teaching experience and evaluation regarding management, teaching, and learning.”

Niner University Elementary School, the lab school for UNC Charlotte, involves an integrated core curriculum for grades K-5 with an emphasis on research- validated practices and social emotional learning. Niner University Elementary seeks to serve learners “within a community-supported environment that fosters scholarship, engagement, and joy.”

Primary Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of the Classroom Teacher is to guide and develop the emotional, behavioral, and academic growth of their students, and to work collaboratively with parents, colleagues, administrators, and school community members to support the mission of Niner University Elementary in Charlotte, NC.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

• Develop lesson plans and instructional materials using effective teaching strategies that meet the needs of diverse populations and are aligned to the mission/vision of the school • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests, including students with disabilities and limited English proficiencies • Observe and assess students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health on a regular basis to appropriately meet student needs; provide progress reports for feedback • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum and individual student goals • Instruct students individually and in groups during the instructional time, using various teaching methods • Encourage and facilitate work of other staff members in a collaborative, supportive environment • Create a positive, warm classroom environment that responds to the needs of individual learners • Communicate with parents in a timely manner and maintain positive and constructive communication with students, staff, parents and community • Demonstrate a capacity for cultivating culturally and linguistically inclusive and responsive relationships among students, colleagues, and parents • Design and implement environmental modifications and management procedures which proactively address student behavioral expectations across all settings • Maintain attendance records as required by the school • Participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops as required by the position • Follow a plan for professional development and demonstrate evidence of growth • Perform any other duties as assigned by Administration

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

2-3 years experience in a K-5, elementary setting Master's degree Evidence of skill working with at risk student populations Demonstrated success with early literacy Knowledge of social emotional learning

Necessary Certifications/Licenses

Hold or be eligible to hold North Carolina Teaching license in Elementary Education (K-6)

Preferred Certifications/Licenses Special Notes to Applicants

  • This posting will be used to fill multiple positions as they become available.
  • Information about the university's benefits package can be found at https: //
  • The finalists will be subject to a criminal background check.
  • Posting Open Date 01/10/2023 Posting Close Date 12/29/2023 Open Until Filled Proposed Hire Date If time-limited please indicate appointment end date Contact Information

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • UNC Charlotte Website
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  • Where did you learn about this posting?
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  • Describe your knowledge of social emotional learning and how it impacts your teaching practices. Provide a specific example.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Picture in your mind either a kindergarten, first, or second grade classroom. This is your classroom next year. If we were to come and observe for a week, what would we see? Describe your literacy instruction across the week (at a high level): What activities would we see? What materials? What kinds of groupings might we see?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Given the above descriptions, how would this instruction be adapted for children with exceptionalities? English learners? What sorts of planning or considerations would you do if your students were mostly African American? Another racial, cultural, or ethnic group?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Can you share an experience of when a child or group of children "got out of hand" or "misbehaved" in your classroom. Tell us what happened, what you did, and how it worked out. What did you like about how you handled the problem, and what would you change if you could?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your ideal situation for collaborating with colleagues to plan and implement instruction. What might this look like in the classroom? In planning? Who would be included? What data might you use? How would you respond as a team?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe how you build relationships with parents and welcome them into the school environment. Provide specific examples.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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