We seek a Lower School Teacher to serve in a leave replacement capacity October 2020 through February 2021. 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
Previous Teaching Experience with children ages 5-9
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 dedicated to empowering a diverse, ambitious and resolute community of young women to thrive and lead in their world. Guided by our motto, Fortiter et Recte, Chapin considers bravery, compassion, service and respect for self and others to be fundamental values. We believe that equity, inclusion and collaboration are critical to personal growth. By advancing and deepening each student’s agency, confidence and resilience within an affirming and joyful learning environment, Chapin strives to ensure that each student is emboldened to pursue distinction as a leader and contributing citizen.
The Chapin School, founded in 1901, is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City currently serving 802 students K–12.
Chapin’s signature Focus Forward strategic plan, which guided our work for more than a decade, intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional and other skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Chapin’s institutional priorities continue to be imbued with the spirit of Focus Forward. We have fine-tuned our... articulation of the School’s purpose as we approach the third decade of the 21st century. A forward-focused learning community whose symbol is a wheel will never cease to strive toward achieving its vision of cultivating in girls the skills and attributes that will allow them to be brave for themselves and for others.
UNDER ONE ROOF
Chapin’s single building provides a unified learning environment under one roof for all students, the 128 faculty members who teach them and the 85 staff members who support all other aspects of school life. An ambitious construction project to be completed in 2020 will feature an entire floor dedicated to the arts and a gymnasium with suspended running track—all with spectacular views of our urban location. The Hayot Center for Innovation, to open in 2020, will provide our entire learning community the opportunity to extend our commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry-based investigations and explorations, deepening students’ interests through experimentation, invention and the development of out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues.
Our vibrant, inspiring and welcoming new spaces will further our commitment to a forward- focused learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities. With these exciting new spaces as a canvas, we renew our pledge to develop curriculum and pedagogy that reflect current research and best practices, always placing each student at the center of her own learning.