We are looking for a 4th/5th grade langue arts teacher who can also teach one section of 4th grade social studies. We are a looking for someone who enjoys working with children and who truly has a passion for teaching. It demands energy, creativity, flexibility, humor and a desire to work within a collaborative environment. Our students enjoy hands-on experiences that allow them to explore their world with their senses and have opportunities to exercise their developing skills and talents. We educate the whole child and a solid understanding of child development guides our curriculum and activities.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Using approved curricular materials and methods consistent with Applewild’s philosophy and ethos, the faculty member plans and teaches language arts, mathematics, and social studies
Develops new curricula to better meet the needs of students
Uses, understands, updates, and analyzes the curriculum map to assess the effectiveness of curriculum materials and methods for excellence at the grade level and for consistency and continuity throughout each department and division
Develops, plans and teaches study skills
Assesses and reports on student progress by actively communicating with students’ families using email, telephone, notes, checklists, grades, comments and parent conferences
Communicates effectively and sensitively with families. Communicates effectively and collaboratively with fellow faculty and administration on student progress and concerns
Attends and participates in faculty meetings and other professional learning committees
Creates a welcoming, supportive, nurturing classroom by teaching an excellent affective curriculum using approved materials. Currently, Applewild faculty members in grades K-6 use the Responsive Classroom curriculum for these purposes.
Candidates should send a letter of interest, and resume.
Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field (Master's degree preferred) - Proven experience in curriculum development and lesson planning - Ability to effectively manage a classroom and create a positive learning environment - Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal - Passion for teaching and inspiring students to achieve their full potential
Applewild has been a cherished community institution since 1957 serving day (toddler-9th gr) and junior boarding (4th-9th) students. Our main campus is in Fitchburg, Massachusetts which is approximately one hour from Boston. In 2014 we opened a satellite location in Devens which serves toddlers through pre-K). We also have "Foundations at Applewild", which is located on the Fitchburg campus and serves students in grades two through grade nine with diagnosed language-based learning disabilities.
We are thankful to draw a broad range of students from over 32 towns and several countries. Our core values and competencies lay the foundation for a culture that encourages respect, honesty, compassion, and fairness. Our faculty have invested in their professional growth to create an educational environment that is deeply metacognitive --- our goal is to teach children to be the protagonists in their own educations. At Applewild, we know that once children feel emotionally safe and valued for who they are, then children will avail themselves to deeper and more authentic learning experiences.
When considering adult additions to our community, we are very interested in growing our d...iversity and in diverse perspectives and experiences. We seek smart, creative, and thoughtful professionals who are interested in trying new things knowing that some failures are intrinsic to cultivating a culture of progress. We are looking for professionals who care deeply about developing the next generation for a future we know will be marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Intellectual curiosity, cognitive agility, passion, and emotional resiliency are paramount for success. We are committed to offering a progressive but proven curriculum, so professionals seeking to join our community must be keen on teaching using student-centered and project-based learning. We are a small school so everyone wears multiple “hats” to meet the needs of our community.
The School is accredited through the Association of Independent Schools of New England and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and The Association of Boarding Schools.
Applewild School is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. We welcome individuals that add to the diversity and vibrancy of our community.