Sayre School is currently accepting applications for a dedicated STEM educator to teach fifth grade. In the 2018-2019 school year, fifth grade will become part of our Middle School, and this teacher will be part of the inaugural year of fifth in the Middle School division.
The candidate should have a degree in Education, an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, a strong sense of purpose in education, a love of this age group, and expertise in teaching a strong, interactive, differentiated curriculum. An active curiosity about students of this age and their learning styles, openness to all forms of diversity, and flexibility and a sense of humor are key. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.
The position includes collaborating with a co-teacher and working with a dynamic faculty. Subjects taught will include math and science; technology is integrated into the classroom and Sayre’s Middle School is a 1-to-1iPad school. Fifth grade teachers use the Responsive Classroom method to run their Morning Meetings and to organize their classroom communities. An organized teacher with a strong ability to plan ahead will thrive.
Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. Our fifth grade uses Project-Based learning and integrated, thematic units across all subjects. Close collaboration with Fine Arts teachers allows for creativity through music, visual art, and drama.
Mission: Sayre School provides an innovative and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic excellence, embrace challenge, and cultivate integrity in order to lead purposeful lives in an ever-changing world.
Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Kristin Seymour, Head of Middle School, at firstname.lastname@example.org and to Sarah Leer, Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com
Established in 1854, Sayre School is an independent PS through 12th grade college preparatory co-educational school located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. A second campus, comprising a 50-acre athletic complex and farm, is several miles outside of town.