Ideal candidates should possess the following credentials and qualities:
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher
A minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a lead Lower School teacher
Experience in teaching diversity, equity, and inclusion
Fundamental understanding of the social, emotional and cognitive development of lower school students
Ability to effectively differentiate a rich and varied curriculum based on best practices and current research
Commitment to innovation and working collaboratively with colleagues
Commitment to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in the curriculum and in our community while fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
Strong background in teaching critical literacy skills such as reading comprehension, narrative and expository writing, grammar and vocabulary; experience with Reading and Writing Workshop is helpful
An understanding of differentiated foundational mathematical instruction that focuses on developing number sense, deeper conceptual understanding and problem solving; experience teaching Singapore Math is helpful
Experience with teaching social studies and using instructional technology
Ability to use a variety of instructional strategies to facilitate higher level thinking and maximize student engagement
A joyful spirit encouraging compassion, patience, and caring
The ability to reflect on one’s own teaching to adapt lessons to meet different abilities and interests
Experience establishing and maintaining standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional, positive, and respectful learning atmosphere in the classroom
Commitment to communicate respectfully, clearly and honestly in verbal, electronic and written form with parents, administrators, and colleagues regarding curriculum, students, and child development issues
A positive, enthusiastic, flexible and warm personality with a passion for creating a love of learning in all students
A desire to stay current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies and techniques through further education, reading, workshops, conferences, etc.
A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to the Director of Social Justice and Dean of Recruitment Dyann Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience with diversity, equity and inclusion as a practitioner or as instructor in the classroom
Additional Salary Information: diversity, equity, and inclusion experience required and includes an additional stipend
About Tower Hill School
Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto "Multa Bene Facta"- Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and individualized learning support.