Grade 1 Lead Teacher
  • Teacher

Lincoln School, Providence, RI

Accredited by NEASC and FCE

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking a full-time Lead Teacher for Grade 1.


The Lead Teacher is responsible for all aspects of the First-Grade classroom:

  • Creates a joyful and respectful classroom environment that celebrates the uniqueness, perspective and cultural background of each individual and that is actively anti-racist
  • Fosters a classroom culture of challenge, active learning, engagement, independence, and perseverance
  • Maintains a safe, clean, organized classroom which supports student learning, collaboration, and choice
  • Understands the subject matter, pedagogical approaches, and resource materials of the grade level
  • Designs unit and lesson plans that use a variety of instructional formats, are differentiated, and include multiple opportunities for formative assessment; uses assessment to adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs
  • Uses available technology/instructional media to enhance the students’ learning experiences
  • Actively participates in staff meetings, committee work, and school events
  • Builds strong, appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth
  • Evaluates student performance and maintains accurate records


We seek a dynamic teacher who inspires students and works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in elementary education preferred
  • Elementary classroom teaching experience required
  • A passion for teaching and learning and an understanding of and appreciation for the developmental range of the age group
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Continuing interest in professional growth
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, with a desire to collaborate with colleagues
  • Professionalism in all aspects of the job
  • Strong work ethic, sense of humor and a kind spirit

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references with contact information to Maureen Devlin, Director of Lower School at

Lincoln School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of underrepresented groups and all persons committed to culturally responsive teaching are strongly encouraged to apply. Lincoln School values having diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, and people who are multilingual and share our commitment to educating girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.