Lower School Media Center Teacher

2023-2024 School Year

General Description:
The LS Media Center faculty member is a licensed teacher who administers and supervises the Babbitt Media Center and provides instruction, resources and guidance to students, preschool through fifth grade.
Exemplary teachers are Barstow’s greatest asset.  They should exhibit pride in their profession and competency in their subject matter.  In all aspects of life, teachers should be conscious of their position as role models for students.
Teachers should combine a caring and understanding attitude with consistency, fairness, and creativity.  Ever conscious of the child’s self-esteem, they should be generous with praise and demonstrate an awareness of the developmental stages of their students, thus fostering mutual respect.
Teachers should be aware of current technology and promote student use of library resources, realizing that these play an integral part in instruction.
The Barstow School purports to be a place of learning for the entire school community.  Acknowledging that education is an on-going process in the pursuit of excellence, the teacher should recognize that assessment is an invaluable tool in this endeavor.
In the Media Center Classroom:
  • Plan, prepare and research content and effective approaches to teaching.
  • Teach classes as assigned.
  • Create an environment in which students are actively engaged in their own learning.
  • Provide thoughtful, helpful academic assessment and feedback.
  • Provide differentiated learning opportunities for all students that include verbal, kinesthetic, visual and tactile approaches.
  • Participate in grade level/departmental, faculty, curriculum and special meetings.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with certification to teach

Necessary Skills:      
Knowledge in subject
Technologically proficient
Well organized, detail-oriented
Excellent communication and personal relation skills
Must enjoy meeting with the public
Ability to build relationships
Preferred Skills:        
Reading specialist qualifications and background.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a Barstow Employment Application to Director of Lower School, Todd Nelson, at todd.nelson@barstowschool.org.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri and founded in 1884, The Barstow School is a co-educational school where students in preschool through twelfth grade develop in a challenging educational community.  As originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, the objective of the school remains “to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.”
The Barstow School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.
This policy of nondiscrimination governs the hiring of employees as well and includes the administration of all benefits and policies throughout the term of employment.
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