Tenacre Country Day School is seeking a full-time kindergarten teacher to begin at the end of August 2019. Tenacre’s mission is to nurture and challenge each child, every day. Everything we do is designed to enhance this all-important balance over a broad range of homeroom and special subjects, along with other activities. As a school dedicated to the elementary years, Tenacre values the importance of teaming within a department, the strong partnership between parents and staff, and the meaningful participation of each child in daily school life. We provide our teachers with numerous professional development opportunities and a collegial atmosphere.
As a community of children and adults, we strive to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind. Please visit our website athttps://www.tenacrecds.org
• Approximately three years of classroom teaching experience with 5 year olds
• Master's Degree preferred
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Appreciation, joy and enthusiasm in working with this age
• Flexibility and a sense of humor
• Ability to work collaboratively with co-teaching partner in curriculum development and establishing routines within the classroom
• Knowledge of curriculum development and differentiated learning
• Strong early literacy background with knowledge of phonics instruction
• Familiarity with the following programs: Responsive Classroom, Singapore Math, Lively Letters and Handwriting Without Tears (training will be provided as needed)
Tenacre welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural and gender balance of the School community. Tenacre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.\
Tenacre School is a small, co-educational day school for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Six. Our mission is "to nurture and challenge each child, every day." Tenacre enrolls 193 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade, and has a teaching staff of 35. There are two teachers in every homeroom, plus special subject teachers for science, Spanish, art, technology, library, music, PE, and Spanish. Tenacre also has resource teachers for reading and math, a learning consultant and a technology coordinator. We have our own custodial/maintenance staff and also have our own food service staff. Supporting the operation of the school are the academic, admission/enrollment, business and development offices.
Tenacre has a warm, friendly work environment. All staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, from community service projects with students, or acting in an annual faculty/staff play, to talking with the students about a hobby or trip during an assembly, or even attending "tadpole graduation" with the 3rd Grade in the Spring! Everyone on the staff works to enhance the learning experience of the children from dire...ct teaching, to maintaining the facilities, to providing a nutritious lunch each day. All staff are considered valuable members of the Tenacre community.
The following are some of the benefits offered by Tenacre:
Health insurance - Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Pension - John Hancock with a match of 7 - 10% based on years of service, Dental, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses, and Professional development opportunities and graduate work assistance
Tuition Remission - automatic coverage of 50% of the annual Tenacre tuition for each child attending. Plus, staff are eligible to apply for an additional award as determined by the annual SSS form
Equal Opportunity Employer
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity, and we encourage candidates of color to apply.