The Cooper School, a progressive K-5 school serving 105 students, is seeking a highly qualified upper elementary lead teacher.
The strongest applicants will have experience teaching an integrated, project-based curriculum. They will be familiar with the process of Reading and Writing Workshops and constructivist math theories and practice. They will be able to manage materials and individualize instruction. They will have a deep respect for young children. They will have the desire and ability to educate the whole child, including social, emotional, academic and physical realms.
In addition, the strongest applicants will be comfortable in a dynamic, rigorous learning environment where they are facilitating the learning of young children and charting their own learning. They will be comfortable in a coaching environment with their teaching peers and team teaching. They will have exceptional classroom management skills and be able to manage large groups of children. They will have excellent communication skills with children, parents and peers.
Please review our website, www.thecooperschool.org., to see if there is a good match between the school’s philosophy and your own. Working at The Cooper School is extremely demanding and rewarding; therefore, only individuals committed to ongoing professional reflection and growth as an educator need apply. This job is a magnificent opportunity if you are dedicated to your own growth as a professional, committed to the growth of children and comfortable with frequent communication with colleagues and parents.
All applicants must have an academic background in education (masters preferred), a teaching certificate, and a minimum of three years experience as the lead classroom teacher at the elementary level.
About The Cooper School
The Cooper School is a private, independent, non-sectarian school that values the participation of families from diverse backgrounds. Founded in 2007, The Cooper School is a 501(c) 3 non-profit institution. A progressive school, The Cooper School offers and exceptional holistic education for children in grades K-5. Academic excellence, stewardship of the environment, activity and creativity are all hallmarks of The Cooper School Curriculum. The school is governed by a nine member board of trustees comprised of parents, community leaders, and school leadership.