Highlands School is a vibrant leader in independent education in the Birmingham metropolitan region. Highlands School’s whole-child focused academic program – guided by a comprehensive emphasis on physical, social-emotional, creative and intellectual development – educates and inspires students in our Family Center and preschool through 8th grade. The School was founded in 1958 and holds dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

We are looking for teachers who are passionate about education and are committed to 21st century teaching and learning. The Highlands Faculty is collaborative and innovative, and we seek candidates to complement the strengths of our program and to add his or her own expertise and background to provide excellent educational opportunities for our students. We are a vibrant professional learning community for children, parents, and teachers. Teachers receive regular support from colleagues and administrators. Regular professional development opportunities are provided and encouraged.

Highlands School is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and professional opportunities. Interested candidates should submit electronically application for employment, a cover letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for a specific position and a resume to: humanresources [at] highlandsschool [dot] org.

Employment Opportunities

Early Childhood Teacher
The Family Center at Highlands School is an early childhood program meeting the needs of children from 6 weeks old to 4K readiness. We seek to hire a teacher with a strong background in early childhood education and child development with commensurate experience. The successful candidatemust be a team player and positive thinker, exhibit a model work ethic and can-do attitude, be loving and nurturing, and possess strong communication skills.  This is a full-time, year round position. 
Areas of Responsibility:
Plan and implement age and developmentally appropriate classroom practices that will include the areas of physical, emotional, social and cognitive/intellectual needs of the children, utilizing early childhood educational best practices
Accept and maintain responsibility on a daily basis for the ordered arrangement, appearance and cleanliness of the learning environment
Complete weekly lesson plans and maintain a portfolio for each student
Encourage children’s development in the areas of building self-confidence, problem solving, and taking responsibility for their actions
Foster and build strong relationships with each child on a daily basis through circle time, centers, snacks, lunchtime, playground, etc.
Consistently yet lovingly teach developmentally appropriate classroom behaviors
Build positive, informative, and communicative relationships with the parents and other caregivers
Work with courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in dealing with others, and work cooperatively as part of a team
Be an active and integral part of the Highlands Community by fostering relationships with other teachers and staff at all grade levels and in all departments
Exhibit a growth mind-set in the area of professional learning and development
Understand, accept, and abide by the School’s philosophy and mission statement in all his/her school activities
Degree in Early Childhood Education
2+ years’ experience in a quality Early Childhood program
DHR background clearance
Exhibit strong organizational skills and creativity
Possess strong time management skills
Maintain certification in First Aid and CPR
Show strong interpersonal and leadership skills, possessing initiative, flexibility, responsiveness and nimbleness
Must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Part-Time Infant/Toddler Teacher
Highlands School Family Center is actively seeking a part-time infant/toddler teacher for an afternoon position(12:30pm to 6pm). We are looking for a teacher with education and experience who is a team player, positive thinker, responsible, nurturing and loving, has good parent teacher relations, reliable transportation, and will fit into our easy going fun team.  If you are easy to get along with, willing to perform at your best, and enjoy hands on activities and interacting with children, then we invite you to call Michelle Perkins (205)-956-9731 ext.120

Substitute Teachers
Highlands School and the Highlands School Family Center are seeking qualified substitute teachers.
Extended Day Program (EDP) Counselor
Highlands School is accepting applications for counselor in our Extended Day Program. EDP counselors are paid hourly. We have positions available five days a week. Hours are typically 3pm-6pm Monday-Thursday and 2pm-6pm on Fridays. Education majors highly preferred. Summer hours vary. Call Gabe McCool if interested (205)-956-9731 ext. 105

Application Procedures:
Highlands School is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and professional opportunities.  Interested candidates should submit electronically a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this specific position, a resume and three professional references to: humanresources@highlandsschool.org.  Please also complete the Application for Employment found on this page.

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Highlands School does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religious belief, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status or any other protected class pursuant to applicable local, state or federal laws.
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.