Second Grade Judaics & Hebrew Teacher

Rockwern Academy - Full Time

Job #25914

21 June, 2024

Openings Available

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Description

Rockwern Academy, Cincinnati’s pluralistic Jewish Day School, is looking for a part-time teacher
to teach second-grade Judaic Studies and Hebrew for the 2024- 2025 school year. The teacher
will also lead a morning prayer service for their students some mornings.
Who are we?
Rockwern Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school. Our mission is to expand minds,
celebrate Judaism, nurture community, and commit to building a better world. An exceptional
student-teacher ratio allows us to value each student as a true individual, discovering what
gives them their inner spark. The school serves toddlers through eighth graders.
Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree, relevant teaching credentials (or be eligible
to receive credentials), and teaching experience in the elementary grades. Knowledge of
Hebrew language and Judaics required. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to
apply.

OBJECTIVES
To teach children the Hebrew language and inspire a love of Jewish learning; to create a
classroom environment that is nurturing and playful and focused on academic success as well
as social-emotional development; to provide direct and differentiated instruction according to
best practices; to maintain open lines of communication with parents, administrators, and
colleagues; to act as a professional who is committed to the success of Rockwern Academy and
its students.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
The position is responsible to the Principal.

Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES
Instruction
1. Create and maintain a safe, organized, fair, effective, and inviting classroom that reflects
the teacher’s awareness of students’ physical, social, and intellectual development and
needs
2. Prepare, submit, and follow weekly lesson plans that mirror the curriculum and support
desired learning, adapting as appropriate
3. Manage classroom behavior in a positive and supportive manner
4. Present curricular material in a clear, fresh and relevant manner, using a variety of
media, activities, and groupings
5. Actively seek ways to integrate curricula across disciplines
6. Prepare and maintain materials and supplies that enhance learning
7. Design realistic and age-appropriate units and long-term assignments that support the
curriculum and enhance students’ development and learning
8. Individualize instruction to meet students’ needs:
● Learn students’ preferred learning modalities, current understandings, and skill level
● Actively seek ways to implement Responsive Classroom components of Morning
Meeting, Guided Discovery, and Academic Choice*
● Work to close gaps in learning
● Seek additional resources
● Encourage students to help one another
● Create time to work individually with children
9. Design assessments that are reasonable and valid measures of student progress and
understanding
10. Demonstrate consistency in grading and return graded materials promptly
11. Use assessment results to improve/refine instructional practice
Communication
12. Post relevant, accurate, and timely information to Rockwern’s Learning Management
System
13. Provide bi-weekly communication to parents that highlights subject area content
14. Contribute, when asked, to the weekly e-newsletter or other communication or marketing
vehicles
Professionalism
15. Suggest improvements in curriculum, assessment, policies, practices, etc.
16. Attend required events and attend extra-curricular activities and PTO functions when
possible
17. Assume responsibility for personal professional development, exhibiting commitment to
lifelong learning
● Use an Individualized Professional Development Plan to communicate goals and
objectives
● Seek out and attend workshops, seminars, etc. that contribute to professional goals
and enhance practice
● Maintain all pertinent documentation relevant to Rockwern Academy’s required eight
hours of professional development yearly and for state licensure, if applicable
18. Demonstrate commitment to teamwork and collegiality by helping others and accepting
suggestions for improvement

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