The Wellington School is accepting applications for a full time lead teacher in the lower school for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Actively embracing, demonstrating and modeling equity, inclusivity and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
Providing leadership, commitment, expertise, and vision to the Wellington Lower School program
Leading, organizing, and being responsible for developing and delivering an exceptional, forward-thinking, developmentally appropriate, research-based learning experience for lower school students
Serving as an engaged, collaborative, and committed member of the lower school faculty
Participating in and actively pursuing professional development opportunities based on our school mission and goals
We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.
Interested and qualified candidates should send materials before July 1 to Lower School Administrative Assistant Vicki Bellows at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in education, with aminimum of 2 years teaching experienceas a lead teacher.
The position requires extensive knowledge of current research in all aspects of an exceptional lower school curriculum,complemented byexceptional oral and written communication skills.
Formal training in Orton-Gillingham will significantly strengthen the candidacy.
Experience with the following:
Assessing and documenting children’s growth through informed observations, detailed record-keeping as well as a variety of formal assessments
Demonstrating strong skills in classroom management and developing positive classroom culture
Differentiating instruction to support each child’s development
Creating and delivering an engaging, age-appropriate, hands-on, project-based curriculum
Teaching and assessing reading skills
Communicating with parents through forward-thinking use of technology complemented by proactive communication in other formats
Utilizing an informed process for planning and implementing an integrated curriculum
Actively engaging in ongoing professional learning
Candidates should demonstrate the following characteristics:
A deep understanding of child development while embracing the unique potential of each child
A demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity and inclusivity in all aspects of professional practice
A commitment to the exchange of ideas, benefits from sharing, and receiving feedback
Understands and can create a well-prepared environment to promote learning and engagement
Views learning as a collaborative, ongoing process
Proven collaboration skills
The ability to work effectively as a team member
About The Wellington School
The Wellington School guides all children to discover and cultivate their inherent genius in every dimension of life--intellectual, social, emotional, aesthetic and physical–by establishing a diverse, inclusive and safe environment that fosters educational excellence, prioritizes deep individual inquiry, ignites curiosity and creativity, promotes social responsibility and prepares students to lead in an evolving global community.