Third and Fourth Grade Teaching Position (21-22 School Year)
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Fayerweather Street School, Cambridge, MA

Accredited by AISNE

Position: Third and Fourth Grade Teaching Position (21-22 School Year)

Reports to: Head of School; Assistant Head of School

Hours: Fulltime

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Description: Fayerweather seeks an energetic, experienced, elementary school teacher to co-teach in a mixed-age, third and fourth grade classroom. This position will begin in the fall of the 2021-22 academic year. The curriculum works to be anti-bias, by amplifying multicultural voices and lived experiences that students explore through literature, history, writing, and storytelling. Students are actively engaged in learning about themselves, as well as developing an understanding of culture, history and geography through a range of activities and hands-on projects. Students are introduced to concepts such as home, migration, human impact on the environment and what happens when cultures meet. The math program is based on Investigations in Data, Number and Space.  

Main Responsibilities

  • Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through student-centered instruction, collaboration and authentic assessment
  • Provide learning experiences that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, and problem-solving
  • Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues both in your grade level team and across disciplines
  • Have an ability to teach/develop curriculum that focuses on authentic, real-world application of learning
  • Meet students where they are as learners by differentiating curriculum
  • Establish and maintain excellent classroom management
  • Exhibit excellent communication with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress
  • Present a warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor
  • Possess a growth mindset when it comes to engaging with relevant and mission-driven professional learning
  • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom, Collaborative Problem Solving, Investigations Math, Writing and Reading workshops is a plus

Skills and Qualifications: 

Working at FSS

  • be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education
  • demonstrate strong cultural awareness and responsiveness, as well as experience supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

Teaching at FSS

  • teach social studies, literacy, math and science curriculum to third and fourth graders, candidate with a strong background and interest in math and science is a plus

Responsibilities at FSS

  • performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays
  • document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
  • narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
  • attending weekly staff meetings
  • participating in admissions programming as needed
  • and other duties as assigned

Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best, and have voice and agency in their school community. We help young people develop the knowledge, skills and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse and increasingly interdependent world. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education, and we are committed to building a diverse, welcoming and equitable community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Employment@Fayerweather.org. Please be prepared to provide at least five references, and at least two of your references must be, or have been, someone you directly reported to.