CLASSROOM TEACHER (GRADES 1-3)
A leader in early childhood education since 1965, Concord Hill School celebrates the early years, grounding every decision in what is best for young learners. Concord Hill provides a distinct, individualized learning experience, serving approximately 100 students age 3 through grade 3. We believe that “children grow into the intellectual lives around them” (Vygotsky) and that the passion, dedication, creativity, and character of our talented faculty and staff set Concord Hill apart. Applicants will possess a deep knowledge of child development and a progressive understanding of best practices in early childhood education and pedagogy. CHS believes that educators should be recognized for their expertise and hard work and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package along with a warm and collaborative working environment.
Concord Hill is seeking a full-time lead teacher in a First, Second, or Third Grade homeroom class. A lead teacher in First through Third Grade is responsible for morning meetings and homeroom instruction, including reading and word study, writing workshop, social studies, and Singapore math instruction.
Ideal candidates have the desire and disposition to work in a highly collaborative environment. They will work closely with a co-teacher or grade level teammate, and collaborate regularly with colleagues including the reading, math, technology, and curriculum specialists, the DEI coordinator, special subject teachers, and school administrators. Faculty share teaching methods, materials and assessment techniques in a joint approach to curriculum design, instruction, and pedagogy. The process of building, implementing, evaluating and revising programs is at the core of Concord Hill and is expected of every faculty member.
Concord Hill affirms the enduring value of educating the whole child in a student-centered environment where every student feels known and valued. Concord Hill is committed to a strong academic, developmentally appropriate, and innovative curriculum, that is informed by the latest research. “Knowledge, Character, Respect, Play and Community” are the five core values that guide our program.
Ideal candidates possess excellent communication skills and desire to foster a strong partnership between school and home. Providing and receiving ongoing communication is vital to ensuring that partnerships with families continue to thrive.
Concord Hill School seeks students, families, faculty, and staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that a child's education is enriched by a community that includes people with diverse beliefs, perspectives, and experiences, and therefore we welcome people of any country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religious choice, family structure, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Our schoolwide emphasis on social-emotional learning and anti-bias education encourages children to develop a positive social identity, respectfully engage with people who are different from them, and speak out against injustice.
A minimum of 3-5 years of early childhood/elementary experience and Master’s degree preferred. We value a diverse range of experiences among our faculty and staff, and we recognize that a variety of experiences can contribute to success as a classroom teacher. Therefore, if you feel that your philosophy matches Concord Hill’s, we encourage you to apply. Please visit www.concordhill.org to learn more about our child-centered curriculum.
In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:
Why are you applying to a school that focuses on early childhood education, specifically students age 3 to grade 3?
How does your educational philosophy align with the Five Core Values of Concord Hill School?
Concord Hill School is an early childhood school with students ranging from PP – 3rd Grade (three years old to 8 years old). We offer an ideal co-teaching environment with a 2-10 teacher to child ratio is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers. The Substitute teacher will be responsible for the direct supervision and instruction of students in the case of a teacher or instructional assistant’s absence and may serve in any other duties as assigned by the division head including recess supervision, helping with lunches in classrooms, maintaining social distancing in hallways and assisting with carpool pick up and drop off.
Substitutes will be expected to comply with all building procedures, expectations and schedules including, but not limited to, wearing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and maintaining social distancing.
Prior teaching experience is ideal, but we welcome those with informal experience such as tutoring or childcare as well. Candidates will need to undergo a background check and fingerprinting. This cost is covered by the school.
Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.