The New School is seeking a highly qualified teacher librarian to join a dynamic, caring faculty, who place a high premium on collaboration and community. The ideal candidate will specialize in skills such as responding to literature in various formats and genres, applying critical thinking skills when reading nonfiction texts, organizing information and ideas, and making inferences to develop new understandings. The Teacher-Librarian will partner with colleagues to make decisions about and help deliver, reading initiatives and reading comprehension instruction to student grades K-11, with emphasis on K-6. He/She will provide leadership and professional development in reading instruction and assessment, co-plan and teach interdisciplinary lessons, develop and promote the library collection, and share resources with classroom teachers.
The New School is Northwest Arkansas’ premier independent school providing a student-centered, innovative education for more than 400 students in preschool through grade 10. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, our students are known and cared for by an excellent faculty in an encouraging atmosphere. The New School fosters a learning environment centered on innovation, creativity and personal attention. Teachers in each grade work as a close-knit team to support each other and collaborate on curriculum development. The Teacher-Librarian will be part of a team of specialists who support students across multiple grade levels. The teacher will have access to generous resources including material and supplies, state of the art technology and regular professional development experiences.
Partner with colleagues to make decisions about, and help deliver, reading initiatives and reading comprehension instructions to students grade K-11; with the emphasis on K-6.
Provide leadership and professional development in reading instruction and assessment
Co-plan and teach interdisciplinary lessons.
Develop and promote the library collection.
Share resources with classroom teachers.
Support the School, its mission, and its leadership
Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary by the administration
Bachelor’s degree in education, library science or literary specialist (Master’s degree preferred).
Respond to literature in various formats and genres, applying critical thinking skills when reading nonfiction texts, organizing information and ideas, and making inferences to develop new understandings.
A minimum of two years of experience teaching, preferably in a private school setting, and library experience.
A passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum to serve the needs of all learners
A demonstrated eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field
A commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards
A collegial, energetic, and engaging demeanor
An interest in and commitment to being a full member of the community
Uphold The New School’s mission which is to empower each student through a well-rounded experience and inspire a love of lifelong
The New School is an independent school that respects, embraces, and celebrates diversity in its curriculum, student body, and staff. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin in the admission of students, in hiring, or in the administration of its educational program.
About The New School
About The New School
The New School is a coeducational, independent school with 440 students from toddler age
through grade eleven. The School’s mission is to empower each student through a
well-rounded experience and inspire a love of lifelong learning. Its spacious 25-acre
campus is located in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas, which is also home to the University
of Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas is the hub for several Fortune 500 companies including
Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt Trucking. This growing community has a
well-regarded national reputation as a vibrant arts community, which features the
world-renown Crystal Bridges Museum.