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Lower School Division Teacher

HRA seeks a talented, creative individual with an energetic spirit who works well collaboratively and who values and supports the school’s overall mission. The applicant must have a clear understanding and experience developing age appropriate, elementary curricula.  This teacher should demonstrate a passion for teaching and a creative enthusiasm which inspires young learners. Excellent communication skills are essential. The position also requires a professional who understands the importance of providing rigorous instruction in a nurturing environment fostering the whole child experience. The HRA Lower School experience encourages a student to grow – academically, physically and emotionally.

Essential Duties:
  • Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials and technology to increase student achievement.
  • Inspire and encourage student enthusiasm for learning.
  • Effectively manage the classroom to foster our school’s culture which promotes high academic achievement and intellectual engagement.
  • Teach necessary developmental skills based on school’s scope and sequence.
  • Implement 21st century technology into classroom instruction as the Lower School embraces a 1:1 iPad program.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with fellow grade level teachers as well as students’ parents.
  • Maintain careful class records.
  • Carefully supervise and assure student safety daily.
  • Engage in the school community and sponsor after-school club opportunities.
Job Qualifications:
  • Preferably a M.A. in Elementary Education.
  • Four + years of elementary teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of elementary curriculum and instructional strategies.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to anticipate and plan diverse instruction.
  • Strong classroom management skills, procedures and strategies for working with students.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for education and student engagement.
  • Sense of humor.
Please contact - Susanne Swain, Head of Lower School at 884-9109 or

Administrative Assistant for the Lower School Office
Hampton Roads Academy, an independent, college preparatory day school in Newport News, has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant in the Lower School. Qualified candidates should have excellent organizational, computer and communication skills. Experience in related administrative roles is preferred.

Candidates must have the following qualifications:
  • High degree of integrity, trustworthiness and confidentiality
  • Excellent oral and written communicator
  • Collaborative and ready to accept new responsibilities
  • Optimistic attitude that exudes warmth and patience
  • Extremely organized and capable of multi-tasking effectively
  • Reliable, responsible, discreet with a professional demeanor and presentation
  • PC Literate, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Attentive to detail
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Susanne Swain at

Hampton Roads Academy

HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.