Hope Graham Program Teacher-Lower School
  • Teacher

Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged learning. The Bancroft experience empowers both our students and our employees to develop connections and embrace their unique talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. A PreK – Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts, we are committed to cultivating a community that embraces differences and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community. Bancroft School is seeking teaching candidates for our Hope Graham Program.

Position Summary

The Hope Graham Program (HGP) has grade level cohorts of no more than eight students, allowing for individualized instruction that supports student needs while highlighting their strengths. The curriculum is facilitated by expert teachers in decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, reading fluency, writing, and math while using a  systematic, multi-sensory approach to teaching reading based upon the philosophy of Orton-Gillingham. HGP allows for  hands-on learning and frequent daily opportunities for student collaboration with non-HGP peers with an emphasis on building self-advocacy skills and ownership of one’s learning. Students in our HGP program have access to the richness and depth available to all Bancroft School students, including music and drama programs, field trips, robotics and technology classes, student clubs, sports teams, opportunities for collaboration across all grade levels.

Hope Graham Program teachers are responsible for the core academic subjects of literacy and mathematics and provide consultation and co-teaching within central subject. HGP teachers collaborate with classroom instructors in teaching students with language-based learning differences and help to strengthen an understanding of the philosophies that drive our Hope Graham Program. A culture of kindness and gratitude is promoted and nurtured throughout the Lower School.

The best candidate will work effectively in a culture of innovation, student choice and collaboration with colleagues across the division.

 Essential Responsibilities

  • Teach core subjects
  • Promote social and emotional growth of the students
  • Communicate effectively with families
  • Collaborate with Lower School colleagues on curricular and culture initiatives

Essential Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in education (preferred)
  • Three to five years teaching experience preferred
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for designing curriculum and inquiry-based learning
  • Proven ability to differentiate instruction
  • Certified Practitioner in the Orton-Gillingham Approach

Essential Attitudes and Aptitudes

  • A continued interest in Professional Development as a lifelong learner
  • A collaborative spirit
  • A willingness to participate with enthusiasm in all aspects of the school community
  • An understanding of and love for young students

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to employment@bancroftschool.org.

Bancroft is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an

equal opportunity employer.

  • Lower School