TITLE: EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM TEACHER, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, PUXI CAMPUS
SCALE: Teacher Salary Scale
CONTRACT DAYS: up to 191 days
Teachers within Shanghai American School are recognized, along with students, as the schools most valuable resource. Faculty members are recruited and offered employment based upon prior exemplary teaching performance. Teachers must be fully credentialed / certified for their respective assignments and must maintain both teaching excellence and credentials throughout employment. Typically, to be offered employment, faculty members must indicate a willingness to commit to two years of excellent service to our students.
SUPERVISED, EVALUATED BY & REPORTS TO: Building Principal & Vice Principals
Provide each student with day-to-day instructional excellence.
Support and promote the school’s philosophy, mission, and goals.
Work cooperatively within a collaborative team and with administrators in curriculum design, assessment, and implementation as it pertains to pre-kindergarten programs
Work cooperatively with parents to create strong partnerships and meet the needs of students and promote the philosophy and goals of the school
Collect authentic data, observe and record age appropriate student assessments, and utilize assessment results in a prescriptive, constructive manner to promote student learning
Utilize formative assessment data to deliver appropriate instruction to each student
Attend school sponsored events & activities
Participate in the after-school activities program
Perform additional duties as assigned by the Principal and Vice Principals
That each employee makes a significant contribution to our success
Those contributions should not be limited to the assigned responsibilities.
Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the employee nor SAS to only the work identified. It is the expectation of the school that each employee willoffer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our organization.
Minimum bachelor’s degree or above
Minimum five (5) years teaching experience
Teaching experience in a constructivist style framework that supports a Reggio Emilia Approach and developmentally appropriate best practices as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to achieve milestones articulated in the Teaching Strategies Gold assessment program
Understand and demonstrate how to work collaboratively within a team structure and how to impact the success of the team as an individual member
Able to skillfully use an inquiry-based approach, such as Project-Based Learning, or other approaches to integrated teaching across curriculum areas
Demonstrate knowledge and experience in supporting students’ social and emotional growth inside and outside the classroom, using non-punitive approaches that ensure the respect and dignity of each student
Experience working with learning management systems such as Seesaw and Schoology
Demonstrate the ability to be a reflective practitioner, to give, and to receive feedback
Articulate the importance of growth mindset and how to develop it in students
About Shanghai American School
Welcome to Shanghai American School!
Founded in 1912, we are China’s largest international school with more than 3,000 students from 40 countries. We offer a pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 program based on an American core curriculum. We are an independent, nonprofit and nondenominational school set on two purpose-built campuses.
We take pride in being a top-tier benchmark school in China and that 98 percent of our graduates move on to colleges and universities of their choice around the world.
We are committed to our program that reflects both our school community’s high expectations for academic rigor and the needs of our multinational student body.
We believe that by offering our students a challenging American core curriculum with an international perspective, we will inspire a passion for learning and a lifelong commitment to intellectual vitality and global thinking that will pervade every aspect of their lives.
SAS is authorized by AP and IB, accredited by WASC, and a member of the Principals Training Center.