The Orchard School is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative teacher to join our community beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year in First Grade classrooms.
Orchard seeks individuals who will provide nurturing guidance through modeling and through establishing and maintaining strong teacher-student relationships. This is possible when teachers know their students, care about them, and see them each as individuals.It is in this essential teacher-student relationship that profound learning and great aspirations take root and blossom.
Orchard expects teachers to put children at the center of their own learning, facilitate engaging hands-on project-based learning, and have a desire to deepen their understanding of child development and learning differences. Orchard seeks candidates who possess a passion for equity and social justice, and who are eager to grow personally and professionally in the field of education.
Qualifications and Attributes
Bachelor’s degree required
Knowledge of developmental milestones associated with First Graders preferred
Experience teaching emergent literacy and math
Course work in elementary education preferred
A commitment to Orchard’s definition of progressive education
Ability to collaboratively design hands-on, experiential learning activities that advance the targeted learning outcomes
Ability to work with technology to support, supplement, and enhance teaching and learning
Affinity and enthusiasm for working with elementary children
Capacity to inspire others
Excellent communication skills
Willingness to learn and improve professionally
Sound judgment and emotional maturity
Ability to collaborate and work with a team and with parents
Willingness to engage in all aspects of the Orchard community
Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Please place “FIRST” in the email subject line.