Nashoba Brooks School, Concord, MA
Accredited by AISNE
Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for all genders, age 3-Grade 3; girls, Grades 4-8. The School is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics and the arts within its mission of preparing students for “...a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world.” We believe that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world.
Nashoba Brooks School seeks a parental leave Kindergarten teacher for the period from approximately August 16 - December 3, 2021. The teacher is responsible for a homeroom of approximately 10-12 students. Candidates for this position will demonstrate a passion for teaching young children, as well as a deep understanding of the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of five- and six-year-olds. The successful candidate will possess the desire to work in a dynamic, student-centered school committed to continuous learning and excellence in 21st century education. A teacher at Nashoba Brooks models the mission of the School and creates student-centered, mission-driven learning environments for students.
Nashoba Brooks teachers:
- Work closely with colleagues and administrative employees to support the academic, social, and emotional development of students.
- Communicate proactively with students and parents, including writing individualized student reports and participating in parent/teacher conferences.
- Participate as an active member of teaching teams to support curriculum development and integration.
- Work collaboratively with teaching team members, the learning specialist, and the School counselor to identify and address student learning needs.
- Model excellent problem solving and project management skills and a commitment to viewing challenges as problems that can be solved rather than obstacles that cannot be overcome.
- Support effective communication and collaboration within the Lower School team.
Strong candidates will demonstrate:
- Excellent knowledge in the teaching of early elementary school-aged children.
- Excellence in integrated curriculum development, lesson planning, technology integration, and formative use of student assessments for kindergarten students.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, which include: an ability to write detailed comments on students’ progress reports, including the ability to communicate directly, effectively, respectfully and constructively with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- An ability to effectively differentiate curriculum to teach students with diverse learning styles.
- A passion for teaching young children as well as a deep understanding of the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of five and six-year-olds.
- Proactive teacher-parent interaction and communication.
- A proven track record of efficient project management and problem-solving skills with the ability to initiate and complete multiple tasks, independently or collaboratively, as required.
- Proficiency with technology and technology integration to support learning.
- Bachelor’s degree with significant coursework in early childhood education required; master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of three years experience in early childhood teaching.
- Commitment to ongoing professional development.
- Ability to coach and/or lead a student activity preferred.
The successful candidate will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School’s core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: Tim Croft, Assistant Head of Lower School