The Town School, a nursery through 8th Grade school of 400 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks an experienced middle school teacher for 5th Grade English/5th Grade History Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.
Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and all members of the community are guided by our school motto, “let there be joy in learning.” We are committed to diversity, teaching students be inclusive and to respect themselves and others. Students leave Town well-rounded and committed to a path of lifelong learning.
Teach 5th grade English, and 5th grade history classes.
Co-lead a 5th grade homeroom and advise 5th grade students during the first year of their transition to the Upper School.
Work collaboratively and professionally with subject area, grade-level, divisional, and school-wide colleagues for curriculum planning, student support, and mentoring.
Actively partner with parents and Student Support team to closely monitor and support student progress.
Differentiate instruction to attend to the needs of individual children.
Partner with grade level and department colleagues regarding writing English and history curricula.
Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administration.
Serve as a full community member by attending meetings, participating in committees and volunteering for various duties supervising students.
Contribute constructively to all faculty discussions and continue to grow professionally (i.e. conferences, in-service training, current literature).
To apply: Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Andrea DeJesus, Head of Upper School at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Master’s degree required.
5 years teaching experience in a middle school setting required.
Commitment to equity and inclusion in support of student learning and personal and professional growth.
Passion for teaching middle school age children.
Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning.
Knowledge of teaching humanities curricula.
Interest in continued professional and curriculum development.
About The Town School
The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.
Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The pr...ogram enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.
Town students develop social awareness through age-appropriate service within the school and the community at large. Students exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles as they learn to become involved citizens of the world.