Grace Church School’s mission of fostering academic excellence, ethical values, and an inclusive community anchors our program and informs our pedagogy and curriculum, preparing our students to lead meaningful and productive lives. The school nurtures and educates the whole child, understanding that our humanity comprises mind, body, heart, and spirit. We celebrate our differences, respect our diversity, and embrace our shared human experience.
About the position
The Grace Dance Department seeks to hire:
A creative and collaborative individual to teach dance classes in our lower and middle school and to lead our seventh and eighth grade dance ensemble;
A teaching artist with skill and passion for a variety of dance styles and traditions;
An experienced teacher who enjoys working with children and collaborating with adults.
In addition to teaching dance classes, the individual who fills this position will take on other supervisory duties (e.g., supervision of lunch, study hall, morning arrival). This is a part-time (80%), family-leave position.
Our Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism:
Grace Church School seeks to provide its students with an outstanding education and with the desire to use it to make the world a better place. Every facet of our work is enhanced by the diversity and strength of our community. We believe that equity and inclusion are not only hallmarks of a just society, but also virtues essential to sound learning. And so, Grace seeks to recognize and honor the unique gifts of its students, families, faculty, and staff—and the cultures, beliefs, values, and experiences that have shaped them—striving always to cultivate mutual understanding, humility, respect, and kindness.
But inclusion is not enough and equity is an impossibility if we cannot name, acknowledge, and oppose the forces of racism and all forms of bias, hate, and fear that exist in our society and that seek to diminish so many in our midst. Knowing this, we commit ourselves to the work of anti-racism and to the cause of justice: that all students may find in Grace a home, may learn from Grace their precious worth, and may hear from Grace a call to serve the common good and the dignity of humanity.
Position begins in August 2019 goes through April 2020.