Corlears School, a small New York City independent school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is anticipating Head Teacher openings for the 2016-17 school year.
Candidates should be excited about and ready to embrace the school’s focus: serving children age 2 through 5th grade, and helping them achieve their full academic, ethical and creative potential.
The Corlears faculty and administration value an inquiry based, constructivist approach to instruction, responsiveness to student exploration, and the role of teacher as a guide to student learning. It is a collaborative teaching environment which emphasizes the partnership of teaching teams.
The successful Head Teacher candidate at Corlears will:
Value the school's mission to support students who are economically, racially and ethnically diverse, as well as those coming from diverse family structures
Have a thorough grounding in progressive / constructivist practices and principles
Have experience working with a variety of learners in a school setting
Have the motivation and skill to provide professional feedback and mentoring to Assistant Teachers during the course of the school year
Be comfortable generating and collaborating on curriculum work and planning with AT
Be comfortable partnering with families for the benefit of students
Have strong written and interpersonal communication skills
Be committed to ongoing professional growth
Be curious and committed to adapting technology for the classroom in order to enhance student learning
Have a sense of humor and a drive to collaborate with colleagues
At least 3-5 years of head teaching classroom experience, preferably in a progressive school
Responsive Classroom training / exposure
Skilled in adapting instruction for multiple cultural and learning perspectives
M.ED, MA or MS in education
Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required
The Corlears Community:
Corlears is a warm and nurturing community dedicated to the educational excellence of young children through the elementary grades. Corlears is committed to creating an environment and shaping a curriculum that embraces differences. Our small and dynamic community makes working at Corlears both exciting and an opportunity for growth. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Please send resume, cover letter and educational philosophy statement to:
Amy-Marie Rivera, Assistant Head of School
*Please include desired position in the subject line
Corlears, a small, independent, progressive school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is dedicated to the education of young children through the elementary grades. We seek to cultivate joy in learning through active investigation of integrated curricular themes.
Daily practice at Corlears is based on the belief that educating students to be well informed, socially engaged,... critical thinkers is essential in order to sustain a healthy democracy. We have intentionally created an intimate environment, well suited to the needs of children through the elementary years, where students can easily navigate both the physical space and social networks of the community. We seek to create an economically and culturally diverse community that reflects our immediate neighborhood and reaches into the city beyond.