The mission of The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Institute (The Adelson School) is to instruct and inspire new generations of students who will draw strength from a rich Jewish heritage, and use their knowledge, values, and vision to fulfill their own potential and build a better world. The Adelson School, founded on Jewish values and ethos, is the only PK-12 Jewish community school in Nevada.
The Adelson School specializes in education that inspires students by nurturing each individual’s voice, intellect, and character. The Adelson School’s faculty create a school environment that is as supportive and nurturing as it is challenging, and they embody the core values of the school – respect for all, understanding and appreciating differences, academic excellence, connection to community, and honoring Judaism.
The Adelson School seeks a full-time Lower School teacher starting in August of 2024. Reporting to the Lower School Principal, the Lower School Teacher facilitates growth and success in academic and social/emotional learning through the implementation of the chosen curriculum. The Lower School Teacher differentiates instruction to meet the needs of all learners and creates a warm, welcoming classroom environment where all students feel safe taking risks. The Lower School Teacher creates positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and administration, and clearly communicates regarding progress, strengths, goals, and expectations.
Plan and implement high-quality instruction in English Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies.
Demonstrate the ability to use backward design to plan curriculum.
Have strong classroom management skills.
Exhibit a strong understanding of the developmental and learning needs of Lower School students while fostering a love of learning, independence, and personal responsibility.
Demonstrate the ability to work well with a range of learning styles and have experience differentiating instruction to meet students’ needs.
Actively engage students in the learning process.
Create a warm, nurturing classroom community in which students feel known, seen, and valued.
Establish positive, collaborative relationships with parents and effectively communicate regarding academic growth and goals, and social, emotional, and behavioral challenges and progress.
Reflect on teaching practice, seek professional development, and remain open to constructive feedback.
Assess students using a variety of formal and informal assessments.
Use formative and summative assessment data to drive instruction and identify strengths and areas for growth.
Has the ability to integrate technology in meaningful ways, focusing on creation over consumption.
Demonstrate understanding of 21st-century skills.
Exhibit organizational skills and creativity.
Is a collaborator, honest, and dependable.
Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
Participate in grade-level team meetings and staff development meetings.
Collaborate with the Director of Academics, school counselors, and student support staff to create optimal learning environments and experiences for all students.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, or a closely related field. Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in an elementary school setting.
Knowledge and experience with differentiated instruction.
Nevada teacher certification is preferred.
Experience with or knowledge of Jewish culture, traditions, and values preferred.
Experience with Responsive Classroom preferred.
Prolonged periods of sitting.
Must be able to lift fifty pounds at times.
At times may be required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
Education for Life
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson School (www.theadelsonschool.org) is committed to providing students with an education that prepares them for life. Our comprehensive approach emphasizes educating each student to be academically stimulated, emotionally secure and physically healthy. We send students who possess confidence and a strong sense of self into the world. It is our vision that our students will become the moral and ethical leaders of tomorrow. Founded with the generous support of Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, the Adelson School is the only school in Nevada built on the Jewish ethos of community, service, innovation and discourse. Offering classes from 18 months through 18 years in Nevada. Open to all students regardless of faith or affiliation, the Adelson School brings the best in supportive, engaging college preparatory academics to Southern Nevada. With state-of-the-art facilities on beautiful grounds and a faculty recruited worldwide, the Adelson School delivers a flexible, progressive, world-class learning environment for inquisitive, motivated students.
The Adelson School consists of two schools:
• The Lower School provides studen...ts from 18 months through 5th grade with a highly nurturing academic environment.
• The Upper School, spanning grades 6 through 12, offers students meaningful and exciting opportunities for scholarly and personal growth, hones their critical thinking skills and prepares them for higher education. We invite you to explore our campus and join us on the journey of a lifetime — an Education for Life.