Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of 520 students (PreK - 8) and 90 faculty, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long Central Subject study, which emphasizes interdisciplinary content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum in Grades 3 - 8.
Shady Hill is a deeply mission-driven school. We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions. The school’s program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers. As a diverse school, we believe that an inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment and demonstrate the skills of culturally competent educators.
Shady Hill School is also a teaching training institution. Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field. Because of the school’s commitment to teacher training, the school seeks teachers with certification or demonstrated interest in working towards certification when hired by Shady Hill School.
Coordinate the implementation of the Think Math curriculum in Grades K - 4
Develop supplemental instructional material and math assessments in Grades PreK - 4
Teach and support Lower School students one-on-one, in small groups, or as a class group, providing remediation and/or enrichment
Offer enrichment classes for Grades 3 & 4 once each per 6-day cycle
Model lessons and coach teachers on effective instructional strategies
Report to the Math Department Chair to ensure curriculum alignment with middle school and establish effective working relationships with other school administrators to best support teachers and students
Effectively discuss the math program with the larger Shady Hill community and with parents
Co-teach the Elementary Education Math Course in the TTC and work with apprentice teachers
Masters degree and prior teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to teach math across Lower School grade levels
Strong background in curriculum design, including a project-based approach
Experience in helping children to construct mathematical knowledge through conceptually-based mathematics instruction that uses manipulatives and a problem-solving approach
Familiarity with integrated learning
A demonstrated interest in furthering professional development: the school offers numerous opportunities, including workshops, summer study and travel grants
Additional Salary Information: The median salary for the 2016-17 school year is $63,618 for full-time teaching faculty.
For ten decades, Shady Hill, a school of approximately 500 students (B-8) and seventy-five full- and part-time teachers, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long central subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. The school’s program allows children ...to explore their worlds and test their powers. We seek to develop independent, joyful, and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. This same philosophy guides our curriculum in mathematics, science, world languages, physical education, and the arts.
We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions. As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to working in a diverse community.