Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Type: Part Time
PK-Gr. 2 Instructional Technology Position Feb. 27-June 16, 2023 with the possibility of continuation into the 2023-2023 academic year (FMLA Position)
Tenacre Country Day School is seeking a part-time lower school instructional technology instructor for February 27–June 16, 2023, with the possibility of continuation into the 2023-2024 academic year. 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 with grade-level teachers, 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. Tenacre values diversity and inclusiveness in our curriculum and our school community, and we expect all members of the community to contribute positively to the school experience.
As a community of children and adults, we strive to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind.
At Tenacre, we want our students to experience technology instruction that develops skills in logic, sequencing, programming, and design thinking, while also focusing on mastery of software and hardware tools. Interdisciplinary projects support the application of technology skills and help students use technology to demonstrate understanding.
- Must be enthusiastic, energetic, and enjoy working with children in Grades PK to 2nd grade
- Successful candidates will have some experience teaching, effective and respectful class management skills, be team-oriented, and possess flexibility and a strong work ethic
- Experience with Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Seesaw is helpful but not required as we will train the successful candidate
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Experience teaching technology at the elementary school level is desirable, but not required
- Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of platforms
- Ability to promote a positive learning environment that includes behavior management techniques appropriate to the needs of students in PK-2
- Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Facilitate and inspire student learning
- Execute lessons for age-appropriate academic technology skills, programming and coding, and design thinking
- Collaborate with the instructional technology specialist for grades 3-6
- Write student reports
- Participate in related duties such as recess and lunch supervision
Tenacre welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural, and gender balance of the School community. Tenacre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is not eligible for benefits.
Please submit a resume, a short cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for three references to:
Head of School
Tenacre Country Day School
78 Benvenue Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Tenacre Country Day School considers applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, religion, national origin, creed, veteran or uniformed service status, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. As an inclusive community, we welcome candidates who will increase the diversity of our school.
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About Tenacre Country Day School
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 194 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade, and has a teaching staff of 35, including special subject teachers for science, Spanish, art, technology, library, music, P.E., and Spanish. Tenacre also has resource teachers for reading and math to maintain small group learning. Supporting the operation of the school are the academic, admission/enrollment, business, and development offices.
Tenacre has a warm, welcoming 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 third graders in the spring! Everyone on the staff works to enhance the learning experience of the children from direct teaching, to maintaining the facilities, to providing a nutritious lunch each day. All staff are considered valuable members of the Ten...acre 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
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.