Brookwood School, Manchester, MA
Accredited by AISNE
Brookwood is an Early Childhood through Grade 8 independent school of 300 students located on a beautiful 30-acre wooded campus in Manchester, MA on the coast of the North Shore of Boston. At Brookwood, kids come first—not the test, not trophies, not to-do lists. We know how kids learn best. Every day, we use our expertise to challenge kids intellectually and ensure they feel valued so that they can grow into their best selves. Our program focuses on building 21st century skills and graduating students of conscience, character, compassion, and cultural competence. Brookwood also offers a playful, collaborative work environment for 90 faculty and staff who go the extra mile to do what is best for kids.
Brookwood seeks an outstanding educator to assist the lead teachers in our first mixed age class of 3- and 4-year-old children. Classroom teachers lay the foundations for strong class communities: expectations are shared, routines are established and rules are created in order to help all kids be their best. Classroom communities are created anew every September—each one unique and distinct, molded by the personalities and passions of its students and teachers—with the overarching goal of honoring all individuals as members of our broader, vibrant Brookwood community. The early childhood program will subscribe to the standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support the development and implementation of a new early childhood program which will include 3- and 4-year-olds in a mixed age class
- Work in partnership with two other lead teachers to deliver a developmentally appropriate program
- Provide effective support to students and families
- Help to maintain a beautiful and organized learning environment
Ideal Experience and Characteristics
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant early childhood teaching experience. The candidate will be knowledgeable about educational research and trends and have a deep understanding of best practices for working with the youngest students in our school. At Brookwood, we teach and model kindness, compassion and social competency; it is our belief that all children should feel that they are contributing members of a community.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, résumé, and statement of educational philosophy to Moira Smith, Head of Lower School, at email@example.com.