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Roberts Academy Instructor - Elementary

Florida Southern College
Lakeland, Florida (US)
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
May 21, 2024

Job Details

The Roberts Academy elementary teacher creates an environment favorable to learning and personal growth for children with dyslexia; plans and implements teaching strategies for children with dyslexia; establishes effective rapport with students; motivates students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge; and establishes positive relationships with parents, staff, and faculty members.


  1. Provide daily instruction to students in elementary grades. Prepare weekly lesson plans age appropriate for students. Collaborate with Roberts Academy faculty and staff. Earn the first level of Orton Gillingham certification during the first year of service at the school and follow the timeline for earning all remaining levels of certification. Participate in Orton Gillingham professional development and other training as required. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences using the Orton Gillingham Approach for teaching reading and language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science. Evaluate student learning growth and maintain appropriate documentation tracking progress. Communicate with parents through a variety of means, both written and oral, throughout the year. Contribute to the success of the Roberts Academy by performing all other duties as needed to drive the vision, fulfill the mission, and abide by the values of the College.


  1. Valid Florida Department of Education teaching certification.
  2. Earned bachelor’s degree in education.
  3. Fingerprinting clearance and background check including VECHS approval.
  4. A minimum of 3 years experience working with K-12 students in a teaching capacity.
  5. Desire to work with students in a private school learning environment.
  6. Professional dress and demeanor.


Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked at #8 among the “Best Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and is included in The Princeton Review’s 2022 Best 387 Colleges guide and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022.” 

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