The Chapin School seeks experienced Lower SchoolHead Teachers for the 2019–20 school year. We have openings in Grades K–3.
Chapin's Lower School teachers work closely with grade-level teams to ensure coordinated curricular and social-emotional support of all students. Each homeroom is comprised of 20 students and two lead teachers (one Head and one Associate, or two Co-Head Teachers). Literacy, math, and social studies are taught through the homeroom, while other subjects are taught by other teachers or integrated in a team approach (science, Spanish, technology, library, the arts, PE).
This position is ideal for the dynamic, knowledgeable, and collaborative educator who has strong knowledge of child development and grade-appropriate content and can apply this knowledge to effective pedagogies of inquiry and learning. The ideal candidate will enjoy the exuberance and curiosity of children and want to build a community where diverse perspectives are valued. Candidates should demonstrate strong organizational skills, flexibility, and a passion for working with Lower School students. Solid collaboration skills are critical as this position requires working closely with grade-level teachers and other content area specialists. Ideal candidates are reflective about their practice and avail themselves of professional development and leadership opportunities.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Creating and maintaining a warm and inclusive learning environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students
Working collaboratively with colleagues to prepare, implement, and document appropriate lesson plans in Social Studies, Literacy and Math that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of all students
Monitoring, assessing, and documenting students’ academic progress
Meeting and communicating with parents both formally and informally (email, phone calls, conferences, and written Mid- and End-of-Year Reports)
Collaborating with school administrators, Learning Resources, and school counselor to ensure success for all students
Mentoring and supervising an associate teacher
Attending staff meetings, serving on various committees, and participating in a variety of professional development activities
Please submit your cover letter and résumé to the following dedicated email address, indicating that you learned of this position through NAIS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Head Teaching Experience
Experience with Teachers College Reading and Writing Program
Experience with Responsive Classroom
Experience with a variety of exploratory math programs such as TERC, Contexts for Learning, and Cognitively Guided Instruction
Bilingual English/Spanish speakers, as our students learn Spanish starting in Kindergarten
About The Chapin School
The Chapin School is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City serving nearly 800 students K–12. Founded in 1901, Chapin prepares a diverse and talented community of young women to thrive and lead in a global society through its dedication to academic excellence, personal integrity and community responsibility. Chapin cultivates in each student a love of learning, independent thinking, emotional resilience and a dedication to serving others.
Chapin’s Focus Forward strategic plan, which has guided our work since 2010, has intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional, and other life skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Focus Forward is a commitment to strengthening teaching and learning; culture, community, and global awareness; character, ethics, and emotional well-being; and financial sustainability.
Specifically, at the heart of Focus Forward is a two-part commitment: to a learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities, and to classroom teachi...ng that both meets the highest standards of academic excellence and is tailored to each student’s interests and potential. As part of our pledge to enhance our curriculum and pedagogy to reflect research and best practices, we place each student at the center of her own learning. Student-driven inquiry sets the stage for enduring understanding. Likewise, a commitment on the part of students and educators alike to a growth mindset ensures that for all students understanding key concepts in all disciplines is possible. Inextricably linked to our academic program are efforts that support the emotional health and well-being of our students.
Chapin's Commitment to Diversity
Chapin is committed to diversity in its culture, curriculum and program. Believing that an equitable, inclusive community is essential to learning, Chapin actively seeks families, faculty and staff who bring a range of experiences to the school. Chapin embraces and respects differences in age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic class. Expecting and requiring respect for others are hallmarks of our educational process.
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