Lower School Head Teacher

The Spence School
Lower School Head Teacher
Full-time position to begin August 2019
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 ls_headteacher@spenceschool.org (no faxes or phone calls, please).