Evansville Day School (EDS), in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. EDS was founded in 1946 and remains the only independent school in the Southwest Indiana (tri-state) region. The school enrolls approximately 310 students and boasts a 40 acre wooded campus, an impressively diverse student body, and 100% four-year college placement. The future is bright as EDS continues to innovate and provide a forward thinking college preparatory program for students.
As with all positions at Day School, faculty hold much more than a job. Educators enjoy the opportunity to be part of an intellectual, interesting, and supportive learning community with a myriad of ways to engage students, families, and colleagues as everyone participates in the life of the school. All Day School faculty and staff are asked to focus actions and decisions on what is best for the school and the students.
This is an exciting time to join the Day School faculty. The curriculum is shifting toward more experiential and project-based learning. The Fourth Grade program is particularly innovative with myriad service learning, leadership, technology-based, and co-curricular opportunities for students as they prepare to enter Day School’s Middle School.
Job Description: The Fourth Grade teacher develops and implements curriculum for approximately 22 students. In working collaboratively with other homeroom teachers, specialty teachers, the Head of Primary School, and other stakeholders, this position prioritizes a student-centered, relationship-focused, experiential-based curriculum that prepares students to be lifelong learners, develops Portrait of a Graduate attributes, and ensures success in differentiated instruction and assessment.
A successful teacher in this position welcomes frequent parent interaction, regular feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement, and a passion for forward-thinking education that aligns with Day School’s mission and educational philosophy.
Serve as Homeroom teacher to approximately 22 Fourth Grade students
Build curriculum in collaboration with Primary School homeroom teachers, academic department chairs, and school administrators
Intentionally establish a safe, positive, inclusive classroom environment using best practices in social-emotional development
Communicate regularly with parents and other stakeholders
Collaborate with Primary School art, technology, performing arts, science, Spanish, and library/innovation teachers to provide interdisciplinary, experiential learning opportunities
Participate in the life of the school based on interests, talents, and experience.
Partner with the Center for Academic Success to ensure support and enrichment for identified students.
Implement innovative methods, including project-based learning, to engage students and develop Day School’s Portrait of a Graduate attributes
Supervise lunch and recess in rotation with other staff members
Pursue ongoing professional development
Maintain classroom budget
Participate in (or lead) faculty, divisional, and departmental meetings
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Four-year degree, preferably in elementary education or related field (Master’s preferred)
Experience teaching Primary School students
Innovative and flexible, and embraces Day School’s Portrait of a Graduate
Excellent work ethic, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Appreciation for the unique character and special demands of working at an independent school
Ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team
Ability to meet deadlines, balance competing priorities, and maintain a sense of humor
Passion for education and the EDS mission
All employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check
To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Shannon Dierlam (Administrative Assistant to the Head of School) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Fourth Grade Teacher” in the subject line.
About Evansville Day School
Evansville Day School (EDS), in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. Founded in 1946, EDS is the only independent school in the Southwest Indiana (Evansville tri-state) region and enrolls approximately 300 students (including around 90 students in the Upper School). EDS boasts a 40 acre wooded campus, an impressively diverse student body, 100% four-year college placement, and a professional and innovative faculty and staff.