The Spence School seeks a dynamic, passionate, growth-oriented K-4 teacher to join our innovative and highly collaborative Lower School. This position represents an exciting opportunity to join a school engaged in the ongoing refinement of a nurturing and rigorous approach to teaching and learning whose foundation is the abiding belief that all children are curious and able learners.
Teach all disciplines related to the homeroom curriculum
Collaborate in teaching teams to design curriculum, assessments, and teaching methods
For K-2 positions, mentor and partner with an associate teacher
Participate in department and division-wide initiatives about issues of equity, pedagogy, curriculum and citizenship
Engage with parents about individual children and grade wide curriculum
Finds joy in working with children and in school life
Approaches work with optimism, energy, kindness and a sense of humor
Demonstrates cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Supports Spence’s commitment to equity
Demonstrates pedagogical skill and an appreciation for the science and the craft of teaching
Regards collaboration as an essential component of professional growth and values working on a team
Enjoys a commitment that extends beyond the classroom, including contributions to the larger school community
Possesses Masters degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
Has sustained teaching experience
Spence is committed to an equitable program and a diverse faculty and student body. We therefore actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Applicants should email cover letter and resume as a single file in PDF format—please include the applicant’s name in the file name—to firstname.lastname@example.org (no faxes or phone calls, please).