Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish day school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring a full time middle school humanities teacher to join our 2019-20 faculty. Applicants should be creative, thoughtful and reflective educators who value working in a progressive school setting. Responsibilities include teaching English and History, developing a warm, inclusive and supportive classroom environment, and working collaboratively with grade level team members on programs and supporting students. Additional responsibilities include advisory, clubs, and participating in an overnight trip. Education degree and experience working with pre-adolescent and adolescent students required. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Kay, Middle School Director, Hannah Senesh Community Day School firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the school visit the website at www.hannahsenesh.org.
Candidates will possess the following qualifications and dispositions towards education:
MA degree in education
Three or more years experience working as a lead teacher in a middle school
Experience with Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop preferred
A “whole child” approach to teaching and learning that focuses on growth in academic, social and emotional domains
A progressive approach to education; including differentiating instruction
Experience integrating technology into teaching practice
Collaborates and works successfully as an integral part of a team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
About Hannah Senesh
Hannah Senesh Community Day School is a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in brownstone Brooklyn. We teach our students to:
SEEK MEANING. Drawing from the rich traditions of Jewish inquiry and secular scholarship, our students learn to think deeply and realize their highest academic, intellectual, and ethical potential.
BUILD COMMUNITY. Our students and families cultivate meaningful connections within the school, with Israel, and in the wider world. We share a commitment to global citizenship and social responsibility.
LEARN JOYFULLY. We approach every day with creativity, passion, and joy, and celebrate Jewish learning and life.
Our values, which are deeply rooted in Jewish teachings, guide us in all that we do at Senesh.
Kindness – Chesed
We treat each other with respect and strive to demonstrate compassion and empathy.
Openness – Elu v’Elu
We seek to understand diverse perspectives and accept those with different ideas.
Responsibility – Areivut
We take responsibility to support the well-being of others in our community and the world around us.
Perseverance – Hatmadah
We apply ourselves in all we do and earn the satisfaction of seeing thin...gs through, especially when the challenge is great.
Journey – Masa
We embrace life as a continuous journey of learning and growing.