At The Caedmon School, we honor the individual and foster each child’s natural curiosity, which is the foundation of academic achievement. We nurture empathy in our students to value perspectives other than their own. Our graduates are creative, capable, and courageous, ready to make their place in the world.
In accordance with our Mission Statement, we seek candidates who cherish and love children; model what is expected of our students ethically, academically, and socially; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning; possess the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be an enthusiastic innovator; and live with a deep sensitivity and respect for others.
We seek candidates who understand the role of teacher as a facilitator of student inquiry and the importance of a carefully prepared learning environment. They must be able to command a deep knowledge of each individual learner and an ability to anticipate their aspirations, needs, and questions. A knowledge of, and respect for, Montessori philosophy is highly valued.
Classroom teaching. The ideal candidate possesses an understanding of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of 8 and 9 year olds. He or she must be versed in educational approaches that position the student as the driver of their own learning and in curricula based on student inquiry.
He or she will be able to select and/or design rich curriculum content and materials, with depth of learning as the ultimate goal; seek opportunities to integrate special subjects into the homeroom curriculum; use diverse approaches to content to facilitate student access; and deliver the right degree of challenge to each learner. He or she will assess each learner continuously and respond nimbly to assessment results in his or her planning and teaching.
Professional growth. The ideal candidate is a perpetual learner and models this explicitly for the students. He or she is open to trying new approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, and strategies for meeting student needs; takes a receptive stance to feedback from colleagues; engages in thoughtful risk-taking in his or her teaching; and actively digs into workshops and discussions at faculty meetings and professional development events. He or she habitually reflects on his or her own teaching and the learning of each child.
Community. The ideal candidate brings a keen enthusiasm for the work; participates wholeheartedly in the life of the faculty; and conducts himself or herself professionally and warmly. He or she communicates often and clearly with colleagues about curriculum and student progress; freely shares resources and teaching strategies; and infuses planning sessions with fresh, innovative ideas. He or she practices strong perspective-taking skills whenever he or she collaborates with colleagues and families.
He or she teams with each family in the best interest of the child; remains available to them; consistently dialogues with them about the growth of their child and about the curriculum as it unfolds; and exercises excellent communication skills in speech and writing, including articulate, detailed, and accurate report cards and conferences.
Teach lessons in Social Studies, Math, Writing, and Reading and Social Emotional Learning
Conduct family conferences and write narrative report cards twice per year
Attend all faculty meetings; participate in one task force each year
Meet with administration once per week about student growth and curriculum
Support continued growth of Associate Teacher
Fulfill playground and lunchroom duties
Bachelor's degree, Master's degree desirable
Three years lead teaching experience preferred but not required
A desire to be part of a collaborative and innovative dynamic three person teaching team
An openness to personal and professional growth and a desire for continuous professional learning
About The Caedmon School
The Caedmon School is an independent school (2.8 year olds to grade 5) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that is actively pursuing a diverse, dynamic, and team oriented staff. We seek candidates devoted to equity and justice. As stated in our Mission, we honor the individual and foster each child’s natural curiosity, which is the foundation of academic achievement. We nurture empathy in our students to value perspectives other than their own. Our graduates are creative, capable, and courageous, ready to make their place in the world. Community, Montessori, Diversity, and Academic Excellence are at the forefront of all aspects of the school.