• Prep School Teacher

    Location KN-St Kitts
    Job ID
    2018-101784
    Institution
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Department
    Operations
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. It is located on the RUSVM campus and follows a calendar that is very similar to the vet school.

     

    The mission of RUSVM Prep School is to provide an appropriate school for children of faculty and students of RUSVM while they are living on St. Kitts. The school will ensure that each student achieves academic success, develops a lifelong love of learning and becomes a responsible citizen in a global community. This will be achieved through an enriched American curriculum taught by highly trained and qualified teachers committed to motivating students and working in partnership with parents and the administration of RUSVM.

     

    Teachers are held responsible for following and enriching the Prep School’s specific curriculum. In recognition of the high transient rate of students, it is essential that the adopted course-of-study be followed. In utilizing the set curriculum, teachers may strengthen their presentation with supplemental knowledge, creativity and varied instructional techniques and are held accountable for teaching to the specific stated standards in each area.

    Responsibilities

    • Actively works to be an accomplished teacher.
    • Is up to date regarding curriculum content.
    • Supports and participates in curriculum development.
    • Uses a variety of teaching methods, techniques and strategies creating an environment that is positive for student learning and involvement.
    • Monitors students’ understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments to meet developmental and academic needs of diverse learners.
    • Plans effective and varied assessment of student learning and keeps accurate records of student progress.
    • Demonstrates competence in using technology.
    • Maintains appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect and safety both in and out of the classroom.
    • Encourages critical thinking and problem solving through prompts, questioning and application.
    • Evaluates, tries innovative approaches, and refines instructional strategies to increase student learning and confidence to learn.
    • Communicates learning goals, high standards, and expectations of quality to students.
    • Promotes confidence and perseverance in the student that stimulate increased personal student responsibility for achieving the goals of the curriculum.
    • Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to diversity among individuals and differentiates for students with special needs.
    • Is a team player and shares responsibility for accomplishing the goals and priorities of the RUSVM Prep School.
    • Is a reflective and continuous learner.
    • Contributes to the school community in at least one formal way beyond the classroom that does not include a stipend.
    • Takes responsibility for reading and responding in a timely manner to information distributed by the administration.
    • Communicates with colleagues to explore connections and ensure that there is consistency in the way the curriculum is taught.
    • Is constructive and cooperative in interactions with administrator, teachers, parents, and students and is receptive to their contributions.
    • Demonstrates a positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for subjects taught.
    • Actively works to plan class time so as to maximize learning and enjoyment.
    • Promotes community service within and beyond the Ross community.  
    • Any other duties assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
      • U.S. credentials a plus
      • Previous teaching experience preferred
    • Teachers must hold a teacher’s license/certificate with demonstrated skills: planning, teaching, and assessing in a small multi grade class environment;
    • Experience integrating language and technology in the curriculum;
    • Experience in modification and accommodation within the regular classroom;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with children and adults;
    • Part-time Spanish teacher.
    • Experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language.      
    • US teaching credentials would be an advantage.

     

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

     

    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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