At The Caedmon School, we honor the individual and foster each child’s natural curiosity, which is the foundation of academic achievement. We nurture empathy in our students to value perspectives other than their own. Our graduates are creative, capable, and courageous, ready to make their place in the world.
Our Values: Community; Academic Excellence; Diversity; Montessori
Our Motto: “Creative, Capable, Courageous”
In accordance with our Mission Statement, we seek candidates who cherish and love children; model what is expected of our students ethically, academically, and socially; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning; possess the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be an enthusiastic innovator; and live with a deep sensitivity and respect for others.
We seek candidates who understand the role of teacher as a facilitator of student inquiry and the importance of a carefully prepared learning environment. They must be able to command a deep knowledge of each individual learner and an ability to anticipate their aspirations, needs, and questions. A knowledge of, and respect for, Montessori philosophy is highly valued.
Classroom teaching. The ideal candidate possesses an understanding of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of 9 and 10 year olds. He or she will be able to select and/or design rich curriculum content and materials, with depth of learning as the ultimate goal; seek opportunities to integrate special subjects into the homeroom curriculum; use diverse approaches to content to facilitate student access; and deliver the right degree of challenge to each learner. He or she will assess each learner continuously and respond appropriately to results in his or her planning and teaching.
Professional growth. The ideal candidate is a perpetual learner and models this for the students. He or she is open to trying new approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, and strategies for meeting student needs; takes a receptive stance to feedback from colleagues; engages in thoughtful risk-taking in his or her teaching; and actively digs into workshops and discussions at faculty meetings and professional development events. He or she habitually reflects on his or her own teaching and the learning of each child.
Community. The ideal candidate brings a keen enthusiasm for the work; participates wholeheartedly in the life of the faculty; and conducts himself or herself professionally and warmly. He or she communicates often and clearly with colleagues about curriculum and student progress; shares resources and teaching strategies; and infuses planning sessions with fresh, innovative ideas.
He or she teams with each family in the best interest of the child; remains available to them; consistently dialogues with them about the growth of their child and about the curriculum as it unfolds; and exercises excellent communication skills in speech and writing, including articulate, detailed, and accurate report cards and conferences.