The objectives of teaching at The Dalton School include tailoring each student's program to his or her needs, interests, and abilities; promoting independence and dependability; and enhancing the student's social skills and sense of responsibility towards others.
Dalton’s two 4th grade associate teachers are an integral part of the 4th Grade Team. Supervised by the Grade Leader, they work in close collaboration with five head teachers to support approximately 90 students as they make the transition from a small K-3 lower school to a large building housing the 4-8 middle school and 9-12 high school. Each associate spends several periods a week in each of the five classrooms supporting instruction; teaches weekly word study and writing skills lessons and a spring citizenship elective; occasionally substitutes for a head teacher; helps to organize field trips and other special activities; supervises recess, lunch, bus travel to and from the PE building, dismissal, and at other times.
Qualifications for teaching at Dalton include BA required, MA preferred; strong background and knowledge of elementary education; understanding of progressive education; ability to work well with a range of able, highly motivated children; ability to work well with a team; strong organizational skills, and high energy and creativity. The Dalton School actively seeks to forward equity and diversity in its programs and hiring.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “GRADE 4 ASSOCIATE” in the subject line of your email.
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculu...m and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.