The Grammar School is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate educator who shares its core values: to nurture a culture of kindness and to foster in students the knowledge, confidence, and desire to contribute to a kinder, more just, and connected world. Collegial and collaborative, The Grammar School faculty, while utilizing our buildings and all of our 60 acre campus, create a learning environment that is dynamic and joyful.
About The Grammar School:
The Grammar School was founded in 1960 by a small group of families with the understanding that a child’s elementary school years provide the foundation for all future learning. It is the oldest of the independent elementary schools in southern Vermont, and has been a forerunner in programming in the arts, service learning, and nature-based education. The school, which enrolls 100 children from preschool through 8th grade, attracts families from Vermont and New Hampshire. Incorporated as a non-profit educational institution since 1960, The Grammar School’s mission states:
As a small community of parents, students and teachers in conscious partnership, The Grammar School integrates high expectations for achievement, creativity, self-discipline, and social responsibility. We cultivate in each student a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and a desire to contribute constructively to society. Our program provides students with an excellent academic, artistic, athletic, and ethical foundation.
The Grammar School seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate educator to teach Kindergarten. The preferred candidate will have a depth of content knowledge required for the range of learners in this age group.
Love of teaching children
Design curriculum, plan, and implement learning experiences for reading, writing, math, social studies, and physical skills development
Social skills development; working knowledge of The Responsive Classroom helpful
Experience in outdoor/nature based education; specifically in designing and implementing curriculum
Collaborate regularly with TGS preschool team to provide an Early Learning Collaborative designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages 3-6.
Working and communicating effectively with parents through conferences, written reports, and weekly updates and news
Participate fully in ongoing professional development
Participate in the school community, including weekly faculty meetings, school duties, assemblies, and weekend gatherings
Salary and Benefits:
The Grammar School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through its salary, retirement benefits, and contributions to individual medical coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.
The Grammar School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to considerations of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
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Bachelor’s required; Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
Excellent knowledge of child development, latest education theories and practices, and current trends in education and professional development
Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, preferably Kindergarten level
Familiarity with Everyday Math preferred
Experience with Wilson “Fundations” phonics program preferred