Lower Level (First and Second Grade) Associate Teacher
The Caedmon School
April 18, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
The Mission of The Caedmon School
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.
The Caedmon School seeks an Associate teacher to teach First and Second Graders in a combined “Lower Level” classroom along with a Head Teacher. Teaching in a Lower Level classroom provides a unique opportunity to share a two-year experience with children and their families, and also provides students with myriad leadership roles and responsibilities. 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.
Classroom teaching. The ideal candidate possesses an understanding of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of 7 and 8 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.
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 will have opportunities to work with families and dialogue with them about the growth of their child and about the curriculum as it unfolds. Additionally, this individual will have opportunities to participate in family conferences and write progress reports.
Teach lessons in areas such as Math, Writing, Reading and Social Studies to First and/or Second graders both independently and with Head Teacher
Plan and work collegially with Head Teacher as well as with the entire Lower Level team, consisting of two additional First/Second grade mixed age classrooms
Support Head Teacher in conducting family conferences and writing narrative report cards twice per year
Attend all faculty meetings; participate in one task force each year
Meet with administration twice per week about student growth and curriculum
Fulfill playground and lunchroom duties
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Lisa Oberstein, Assistant Head of School, at email@example.com
A distinct fondness for young children
Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and thoughtfulness in both lesson planning and in relating to students and families
Bachelor’s degree required
1-3 years teaching experience preferred
As a mixed age classroom is aligned with the Montessori philosophy, a knowledge of, and respect for, Montessori philosophy is highly valued but not necessary
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.