Lower Elementary Teacher

Lower Elementary Teacher

School Overview

Rowland Hall is an independent school in Salt Lake City serving approximately 1,000 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Driven by our vision of developing people the world needs, we believe in a transformational education that gives students agency and purpose, connects them to their global community, and empowers them to make the world a better place for all. 

Rowland Hall sets the standard for teaching and learning excellence through our academic and co-curricular programs, including experiential learning opportunities, artistic self-expression, and a competitive athletic program that challenges students inside and outside the classroom. We foster curiosity, compassion, and joy throughout the learning process, and graduate young adults who know how to think critically and are inspired to make a difference. 

Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, and a close-knit, supportive community.


Position Summary

The Lower School seeks an educator who will plan and implement a curriculum for a lower elementary classroom (grades 1 and 2) and work effectively with the grade-level team and specialty teachers. In addition to teaching, this person will communicate regularly and proactively with students, their families, and colleagues, and contribute positively to the overall school culture while fulfilling duties as assigned (recess and lunch supervision, field trips, etc.) and serving on all-school or hiring committees as needed.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, prepare, and implement curriculum, both as provided by the school and in collaboration with grade level teams and the Student Support Team
  • Evaluate and communicate student progress with students, families, and the Student Support Team
  • Communicate with families effectively and proactively, independently and in collaboration with the Student Support Team
  • Co-create and sustain a positive learning environment for students
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and a commitment to equitable and inclusive practices and behaviors, both in and outside of the classroom 
  • Engage in ongoing professional development, including collaborative curricular review, and continued learning across a broad range of topics in support of the school’s mission and strategic priorities, including on grade-level teams
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Requirements

  • Current Teacher Certification
  • B.A. in Education or related field
  • Successful experience teaching elementary school-age students
  • Demonstrated capacities for collaboration, self-reflection, cultural competence, flexibility, and curiosity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Facility with Google Suite, iOS

The requirements listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Easily move around a classroom for demonstrations and to support students in their work
  • Exhibit classroom management skills that balance a fun, creative environment for students while maintaining a safe learning environment
  • Manage frequent in-person interactions with numerous interruptions in a fast-paced environment
  • be able to communicate appropriately and effectively with constituents, including students, families, and colleagues
  • be able to contribute in an organized and productive manner as a team member of grade level, division, and all-school groups
  • Lift up to 35 pounds

Additional Information

This is a full-time exempt position, reporting to the Beginning School and Lower School Principal. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2024.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.