Worcester Preparatory School seeks an experienced and dynamic elementary school teacher with a passion for teaching young children to serve as a full-time Fifth Grade Teacher for one of its two sections in the Lower School. Fifth Grade teachers at WPS report to the Lower School Head and typically instruct a classroom of between 14 – 18 students.
Highlights of the Fifth-Grade program at WPS include a literature-based reading curriculum using both traditional and contemporary novels with emphasis on literary elements and written response. Math is accelerated and taught at a 6th grade level. The writing program incorporates grammar into the student’s written product and ends the year with a formal research paper. The instructor teaches reading, math, English, spelling, and science.
Candidates for this position should possess an undergraduate degree in elementary education and work experience in a lower school environment. The ideal candidate will be a current Fifth Grade teacher with previous years in the role. Candidates with the appropriate degree(s), elementary school experience, and a desire to teach Fifth Grade students will be considered. State certification in early childhood instruction is desirable but not required. Candidates with an interest in coaching older students in athletics at WPS may be accommodated where such a coaching assignment does not conflict with the Lower School daily schedule.
Compensation and benefits are competitive with other area private schools and are adjusted based on experience level and credentials. Interested persons should send a letter of interest, resume, and educational philosophy (if available) to Mr. Randal E. Brown, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Worcester Preparatory School
Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Berlin just fifteen minutes from the Ocean City beaches, Worcester Preparatory School is a co-ed independent day school of over 500 students in grades pre-K – 12. The school has comprehensive facilities on a 45-acre campus just a half mile from the vibrant town center in Berlin. Governed by an independent board of trustees, WPS was founded in 1970 and enjoyed rapid growth in the decades that followed. It is the premier independent school on the Eastern Shore, drawing students from Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware; some travelling over an hour to reach campus. All graduates matriculate to four-year colleges or universities, many among the most selective in the nation.
The school eagerly looks forward to its 50th anniversary in 2020 and a bright future beyond. WPS strives to keep its curriculum relevant to the dynamic world of the 21st Century, while remaining true to its values as a traditional college prep school. WPS is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) and an NAIS member.
In the spirit of “bricks & mortar do not a school make”, WPS’s greatest strength is the tremendous passion the educators, st...udents, parents, friends and trustees have for the school. It is a wonderful school and community in which to work and a great opportunity for new faculty.