The Wellington School is accepting applications for a full time lead teacher in the lower school for the
2019-2020 academic year.
Actively embracing, demonstrating and modeling equity, inclusivity and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
Leading, organizing, and being responsible for developing and delivering an exceptional, engaging, forward-thinking, developmentally appropriate, research-based learning experience for lower school students
Providing leadership, commitment, expertise, and vision while serving as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Wellington Lower School program
Partnering effectively and actively guiding parents to maximize the school/home connection
Serving as an engaged, creative, energized, collaborative, and committed member of the lower school faculty
Eagerly participating in and actively pursuing professional development opportunities based on best practices as well as our school mission and goal
Candidates should have a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in education, with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience as a lead teacher.
Formal training in the teaching of reading is required.
The position requires extensive knowledge of current research in all aspects of an exceptional lower school curriculum, complemented by exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Formal training in Orton-Gillingham will significantly strengthen the candidacy.
Experience with the following:
Demonstrating cultural competency in all aspects of practice
Creating and delivering an engaging, age-appropriate, hands-on, project-based curriculum
Assessing and documenting children’s growth through informed observations, detailed record-keeping and a variety of formal assessments
Demonstrating strong skills in classroom management and developing positive classroom culture
Differentiating instruction to support each child’s development
Teaching and assessing reading skills reflective of best practices in literacy
Communicating with parents through forward-thinking use of technology complemented by proactive communication in other formats
Utilizing an informed process for planning and implementing an integrated curriculum
Actively engaging in ongoing professional learning
Candidates should demonstrate the following characteristics:
A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity in all aspects of professional practice
A deep understanding of child development while embracing the unique potential of each child
A commitment to the exchange of ideas, benefits from sharing, and receiving feedback
An understanding of how to create a well-prepared environment to promote learning and engagement
A view of learning as a collaborative, ongoing process
Proven collaboration skills
The ability to work effectively as a valued and collaborative team member
Qualified candidates should send materials before July 1 to Vicki Bellows at email@example.com. All candidates should include:
Statement of educational philosophy
We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.
About The Wellington School
The Wellington School guides all children to discover and cultivate their inherent genius in every dimension of life--intellectual, social, emotional, aesthetic and physical–by establishing a diverse, inclusive and safe environment that fosters educational excellence, prioritizes deep individual inquiry, ignites curiosity and creativity, promotes social responsibility and prepares students to lead in an evolving global community.