Location: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
About The Croft School
The Croft School is a young independent school in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Having opened in Fall 2020, our school currently enrolls 160 students in Preschool through Grade 2. Over time, we will grow (one grade level per year) into a 300-student Preschool - Grade 6 school. We are considered by many families and teachers to represent an exciting new type of school that is ideal for those concerned about the area’s existing public school (inconsistent quality; driven by standardized test outcomes) and private school (elitism; unaffordable; lack of diversity; limited innovation) options.
The Croft School is built around the following core attributes:
- Rigor and Spark
- Strong Relationships
- Outstanding Teachers, Collaborative Improvement
- A Diverse, Inclusive, Anti-Racist Community
Our program includes high-quality math, reading, and writing instruction, innovative project-based learning, age-appropriate opportunities for play and creative expression, frequent enrichment and Spanish courses, and weekly nature explorations or community trips (field study). Further, we seek to provide our families with an exceptional experience built around convenience, community, communication, and partnership.
The Croft School has sister schools in Providence (founded 2018) and the South End neighborhood of Boston (founded 2022).
More information about our school can be found here: www.thecroftschool.org.
About The Role
The Croft School is seeking an exceptional Pre-Kindergarten Teacher to lead and teach one of our school’s two Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. The classroom is expected to enroll ~16 students during the 2023-24 school year. All Croft teachers are empowered to design and deliver an outstanding student program in alignment with the school’s approaches to classroom climate, pedagogy, personalization, and assessment.
The ideal candidate will be committed to building deep relationships with their students and using that knowledge to establish and lead a dynamic, child-centered classroom. The best candidates will be ready and excited to dedicate ample time and thoughtfulness to close communication and partnership with their students’ families. Further, given that The Croft School is committed to being a self-reflective, ever-improving anti-racist organization, the right candidate should be excited to contribute the school’s related efforts and practices.
Qualifications and Qualities
- 3+ years of early childhood and/or early elementary education experience, ideally in a Pre-Kindergarten classroom.
- A contagious love for teaching, children, and nurturing students’ natural curiosity, instilling in them a lifelong passion for learning.
- Enthusiasm for designing and delivering creative, engaging lessons and theme-based projects.
- An entrepreneurial spirit coupled with an ambitious work ethic.
- Outstanding communication and collaboration skills, inclusive of empathy for others, thoughtful listening, team-orientation, and enthusiasm for collaborating with an Associate Teacher and other colleagues.
- Ability to create a safe, joyous learning environment, inclusive of excellent classroom management strategies and skills.
- Ability to design and lead targeted, small-group instruction.
- Self-reflectiveness, humility, and an eagerness to continually improve one’s practice.
- A strong desire to remain in this role for 5+ years.
- A Bachelor’s Degree and current authorization to work in the United States is required.
The Croft School offers compensation which is inspired by, and competitive with, other local independent and public school opportunities.
As an equal opportunity employer, The Croft School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
Interested candidates should send a short email of interest, along with an attached resume, to The Croft School’s Assistant Head of School, Shilpa Taneja (firstname.lastname@example.org).