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Southfield School

Careers

Southfield School was established in 1934 and is an independent co-educational, PS2 through Eighth Grade School with a current enrollment of 428 students. It is a member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) and accredited by ISAS (Independent Schools Association of the Southwest). At Southfield, our talented and experienced faculty cultivate curiosity, character, kindness, and a lifelong love of learning. 

Southfield does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, age, national and ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs. Southfield School is committed to seeking diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Southfield admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

 

 

 

 

Preschool Director

Southfield School is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Preschool Director. Qualified candidates for this position should be experienced, enthusiastic, and creative leaders with a degree in early childhood education.  

Role Description:

Southfield School seeks an experienced professional to lead the Preschool program which serves 120+ preschool students ages 2-5The Preschool Director reports directly to the Head of School and is responsible for the successful daily operation of a developmentally appropriate child-centered program. This is a full-time, 12-month position that will begin on July 1, 2024.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of child development.  
  • Provide an inspiring, nurturing, and safe environment for all students, faculty, and parents. 
  • Establish a unified workplace where colleagues are respectful, cooperative, and helpful. 
  • Supervise the academic program of the preschool and ensure that it follows the mission and philosophy of Southfield School and research-based best practices. 
  • Partner with other Division Directors and Administration to collaborate, plan, and coordinate the school’s overall program including enrichment schedules, emergency plans, in-service day plans, and school policies and procedures.  
  • Observe, supervise, and evaluate the teachers, assistants, and substitutes for the division. 
  • Work closely with the Director of Admissions to recruit, assess, and retain students who are a good match for the mission of the school.  
  • Plan for and conduct regular faculty meetings designed to provide professional development, discuss issues at hand, and coordinate with the work in preschool and across divisions. 
  • Supervise and participate in the daily routines of the school.   
  • Interview candidates for instructional positions and make hiring recommendations to the Head of School.  
  • Plan and prioritize a budget to ensure the instructional program is supported with materials and supplies consistent with the school’s mission and best practices. 
  • Oversee state licensing requirements to ensure that all regulations are met, all files are up to date, and all corresponding policies and procedures are maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred 
  • Experience in program development and coordination, preferably in an educational setting.  
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills 
  • Physical requirements: ability to lift up to 40 lbs., ability to move easily around campus, ability to sit, bend, kneel, stand, and walk frequently 

Interested and Qualified Candidates can submit a cover letter, a current resume, a philosophy of education, and a list of both professional and personal references to Sunny Huckaby, Head of School: shuckaby@southfield-school.org 

    Auxiliary Programming Coordinator

    Southfield School is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Auxiliary Programming Coordinator. Qualified candidates for this position should be experienced, enthusiastic, and creative leaders with a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

    Role Description:

    In the role of the auxiliary programming coordinator, you will be responsible for implementing, overseeing, and managing all auxiliary programming including After Care, Extended Day, clubs, and Southfield Summer Camp. This position requires a candidate who works well with the students, staff, and families of Southfield School. It is a part-time, year-round position that will not operate on the traditional school holiday calendar. You will also be asked to participate on school-wide committees and to attend functions occasionally beyond school hours. 

    Primary Responsibilities: 

    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of child development.
    • Support the school’s mission and culture in encouraging each child’s lifelong love of learning.
    • Develop, organize, and manage after-school and summer programs ensuring they align with the mission and philosophy.
    • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all after-school and summer program staff.
    • Work with the Director of Finance to create and manage program budgets and employee payroll for aftercare, clubs, and summer camp.
    • Oversee registration and coordinate billing for all programs.
    • Coordinate and oversee the purchase of supplies and snacks for all programs.
    • Ensure effective safety and dismissal protocols.
    • Respond to families in a timely manner and share important details and information throughout the year.
    • Ensure programs meet all regulatory and licensing requirements.
    • Work with Marketing Assistant to share program news and events with parents and staff.
    • Develop a vision and plan for how programs can enhance school revenues and reputation.
    • Enhance and grow Southfield’s extracurricular offerings.
    • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including educators, students, and external.
    • Actively create networks with colleagues, other schools, and professional organizations to grow your knowledge continuously and demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning.
    • Be committed to self-reflection to evaluate your instruction, assessment, and professional responsibilities, and explore new ideas, research, and pedagogical practices that enhance the student experience.
    • Adhere to the school’s expectations regarding punctuality, timeliness, dress code, and confidentiality while also embracing and contributing to the school’s life beyond your instructional role.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
    • Experience in program development and coordination, preferably in an educational setting.
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.
    • Proficient in advanced technology skills
    • Physical requirements: ability to lift up to 40 lbs., ability to move easily around campus, ability to sit, bend, kneel, stand, and walk frequently.

    Interested and Qualified Candidates can submit a cover letter, a current resume, a philosophy of education, and a list of both professional and personal references to Sunny Huckaby, Head of School: shuckaby@southfield-school.org 

      Lower School Classroom Teacher

      Southfield School is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a lower school classroom teacher. Qualified candidates for this position should have at least a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (or a closely related field) with current K-4 certification.

      Role Description:

      In the role of the lower school classroom teacher, you will be responsible for teaching several different subjects daily including language arts, math, social studies, and science, while assessing group and individual progress. You will also adjust lessons to enrich, challenge, and support your student’s individual needs and progression. In addition, you will formally communicate student progress multiple times of the year through written reports, checklists, and parent conferences. You will also be responsible for supervising your students in the class, on the playground, in the lunchroom, and during school arrival and dismissal times daily. You will also be asked to participate on school-wide committees and to attend functions occasionally beyond school hours.

      Primary Responsibilities: 

      • Demonstrate a deep understanding of child development.
      • Incorporate best practices effectively into lessons that will empower students to recognize strategies to improve learning outcomes.
      • Support the school’s mission and culture in encouraging each child’s lifelong love of learning.
      • Create a classroom culture that fosters a secure, student-centered environment, promotes a challenging rigor, and develops each student’s self-confidence and integrity.
      • Use a variety of formative and summative assessments, provide timely feedback to monitor student growth, and provide students opportunities to self-assess.
      • Have a willingness to share your knowledge, expertise, and experiences with others, helping both colleagues and students reach their goals while honoring differences of perspectives, values, and opinions.
      • Actively create networks with colleagues, other schools, and professional organizations to grow your knowledge continuously and demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning.
      • Responsive to families in a timely manner and share important details and information throughout the year.
      • Be committed to self-reflection to evaluate your instruction, assessment, and professional responsibilities, and explore new ideas, research, and pedagogical practices that enhance the student experience.
      • Adhere to the expectations of the school with regard to punctuality, timeliness, dress code, and confidentiality while also embracing and contributing to the life of the school beyond your instructional role.
      • Other duties as assigned.

      Education and Experience Requirements:

      • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
      • Lead Teacher Experience
      • Certification in Elementary Education
      • Proficient in advanced technology skills

      Interested and Qualified Candidates can submit a cover letter, a current resume, a philosophy of education, and a list of both professional and personal references to Nicci Bandermann, Lower School Director: nbandermann@southfield-school.org 

        Full-time Lead Preschool Teacher

        Southfield School is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a lead preschool teacher. Qualified candidates for this position should have at least a bachelor’s degree and certification in early childhood education.

        Role Description:

        In the role of the lead preschool teacher, you must hold a child-centered philosophy and a strong belief that play is the foundation of all learning in preschool. You will be responsible for weekly and daily plans that support the whole group’s needs and the individual, providing sensory opportunities with more concrete materials. You must develop a schedule that allows for some uninterrupted time for exploration and experimentation, striking an appropriate balance between teacher-directed time and child-directed time. You will also be asked to attend monthly division meetings and whole-school faculty meetings, participate in school-wide committees, and occasionally attend functions beyond school hours.

        Primary Responsibilities: 

        • Demonstrate a deep understanding of child development.
        • Incorporate best practices effectively into lesson plans.
        • Support the school’s mission and culture in encouraging each child’s lifelong love of learning.
        • Create a classroom culture that fosters a secure, student-centered environment, and develops each student’s self-confidence.
        • Create a classroom arrangement that provides for a variety of learning centers allowing for freedom of movement and space to comfortably engage with materials.
        • Use a variety of formative and summative assessments, providing timely feedback to parents.
        • Have a willingness to share your knowledge, expertise, and experiences with others, helping both colleagues and students reach their goals while honoring differences of perspectives, values, and opinions.
        • Actively create networks with colleagues, other schools, and professional organizations to grow your knowledge continuously and demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning.
        • Respond to families in a timely manner and share important details and information throughout the year through Seesaw
        • Be committed to self-reflection to evaluate your instruction, assessment, and professional responsibilities, and explore new ideas, research, and pedagogical practices that enhance the student experience.
        • Adhere to the expectations of the school with regard to punctuality, timeliness, dress code, and confidentiality while also embracing and contributing to the life of the school beyond your instructional role.
        • Other duties as assigned.

        Education and Experience Requirements:

        • Bachelor’s degree or higher
        • Lead teacher experience
        • Certification in Early Childhood Education

        Interested and Qualified Candidates can submit a cover letter, a current resume, a philosophy of education, and a list of both professional and personal references to Clare Coburn, Preschool Director: ccoburn@southfield-school.org 

          Assistant Kindergarten Teacher

          Southfield School is seeking an experienced professional to serve as an assistant teacher in kindergarten. Qualified candidates for this position should have experience in early childhood education. 

          Role Description:

          In the role of the associate teacher, you would work in close collaboration with the lead teacher to support student learning. In partnership with families, you will work to understand, guide, nurture, and challenge students as the children learn to think creatively and to work both cooperatively and independently.  You will also adjust lessons to enrich, challenge, and support your student’s individual needs and progression. Also, you will be responsible for supervising your students in the class, on the playground, in the lunchroom, and during school arrival and dismissal times on a daily basis. You will also be asked to participate on school-wide committees and to attend functions occasionally beyond school hours.

          Primary Responsibilities: 

          • Demonstrate a deep understanding of child development.
          • Incorporate best practices effectively into lessons that will empower students to recognize strategies to improve learning outcomes.
          • Support the school’s mission and culture in encouraging each child’s lifelong love of learning.
          • Contribute to a classroom culture that fosters a secure, student-centered environment, promotes a challenging rigor, and develops each student’s self-confidence and integrity.
          • Take responsibility for classroom set-up and supplies at the lead teacher’s request.
          • Build relationships with students by observing and engaging in classroom lessons and activities.
          • Attend and take part in parent conferences with the lead teacher.
          • Serve as the lead when the lead teacher is absent.
          • Helps with other Lower school and whole school duties and responsibilities as assigned.
          • Actively create networks with colleagues, other schools, and professional organizations to grow your knowledge continuously and demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning.
          • Be committed to self-reflection to evaluate your instruction, assessment, and professional responsibilities, and explore new ideas, research, and pedagogical practices that enhance the student experience.
          • Adhere to the expectations of the school with regard to punctuality, timeliness, dress code, and confidentiality while also embracing and contributing to the life of the school beyond your instructional role.
          • Other duties as assigned.

          Education and Experience Requirements:

          • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
          • Early Childhood teaching experience
          • Proficient in advanced technology skills

          Interested and Qualified Candidates can submit a cover letter, a current resume, a philosophy of education, and a list of both professional and personal references to Nicci Bandermann, Lower School Director: nbandermann@southfield-school.org 

            Substitute Teachers

            Southfield School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2023-2024 school year.

            Candidates with applicable childcare experience, teaching, and/or educational background, and a child-centered philosophy should submit a current resume to: 

            Nicci Bandermann, Lower School Director: nbandermann@southfield-school.org or

            Kirstin Cloutier-Spinelli, Middle School Director: kcloutier@southfield-school.org

            Southfield School

            1100 Southfield Rd. 

            Shreveport, LA 71106

            (318) 868-5375 ext. 332

            Pay: $12.00 per hour

            Education:

            • High school or equivalent (Required)

            Experience:

            • Childcare or teaching: 2 years (Preferred)

            Get In Touch

            Location: 1100 Southfield Road, Shreveport, LA 71106

            Telephone: (318) 868-5375

            Email: info@southfield-school.org

            School Hours: M-F: 8:00am-3:00pm