Renbrook School is seeking a full-time, experienced fourth grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.
Primary Responsibilities: Teach in alignment and support of the mission and values of Renbrook School. Design lessons that are active and interactive; and teach units and educational experiences in collaboration with other grade-level teachers, subject specialist teachers, and learning specialists. Use effective and positive teacher language to promote academic and social growth, as well as rapport with every student and family. Collaborate with other faculty, the Head of Lower School, specialists, the school counselor, and/or learning specialists to develop programming and monitor student progress. Start each day in a way that sets a positive tone for learning utilizing Responsive Classroom methods and structures. Teach students 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Use differentiation to meet the needs of various levels of learners in each classroom. Build and maintain a professional relationship with parents, providing them with feedback and information through weekly posts on a myRenbrook Bulletin Board, email, parent/teacher conferences, written Report Cards, and other correspondence as needed. Actively participate in weekly collaborative planning with grade-level teachers, during faculty meetings, and in fulfillment of other duties as assigned. Communicate with colleagues and parents (in both written and verbal form) in a highly professional and collaborative manner at all times. Keep abreast of research/studies on learning and the brain through articles, books, webinars, podcasts, etc.
The review of candidates will begin immediately with an expected start date of August 19, 2019.
All applications must be provided via e-mail. Please send a cover letter, resume, and teaching philosophy statement included together in one PDF document, to email@example.com with "Fourth Grade Position" in the subject line.
Requirements:A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, anda minimum of three years teaching experience in an independent school setting.
Internal Number: Renbrook 2019 D
About Renbrook School
Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool through ninth grade co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school enrolls 330 students from 30 cities and towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renbrook experience is defined by a high degree of academic rigor, personalized attention as a result of small class sizes, a nurturing environment, and an emphasis on values and respect among members of a tight-knit community.
Renbrook School is an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.
Renbrook School will make a reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.