Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with enrollment of approximately 1200 students in grades N-12 and a faculty and staff of over 300. Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is a family school where creative teaching is encouraged and used to foster a love of learning and motivate children toward academic excellence. The school’s emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to the development of character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship along with strong academic skills.
GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment, which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits, including a robust professional development program and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.
Due to expanded enrollment, Greenwich Country Day School seeks a General Music Teacher, Grades 5-6, to start August 2019. This is a part-time position for the 2019-20 academic year with the potential to become a full-time role in subsequent years. In addition to instructing weekly music classes, the General Music Teacher will assist with Upper Elementary Chorus rehearsals. The successful candidate will possess a passion for teaching and the arts, knowledge of a variety of genres and the desire and ability to work with students in this age group. Interdisciplinary proficiency is highly desirable.
In addition, each GCDS faculty member is expected to demonstrate ability in the following areas:
Understands, champions, and implements GCDS Design Principles
Fosters and stewards a culture of mutual respect, equitable practice, and joy in and out of the classroom
Cultural competency skills to collaborate effectively across difference
Sets high expectations for learning, academic achievement and character development
Exhibits strong working knowledge of student cognitive development and learning preferences
Identifies and supports students’ social, emotional, and academic needs
Implements a wide array of pedagogical tools and strategies in appropriate and effective combinations
Demonstrates content knowledge and expertise; and scaffolds curriculum to ensure progress towards mastery
Ensures that reading and writing are aims across the curriculum and learning design
Collaborates and plans actively for learning with teachers and students
Implements backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
Designs and employs a variety of formal and informal assessments to measure student progress toward mastery
Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences; is able to include and/or connect with outside experts and resources towards this aim
Showcases student work within the community and prepares students to exhibit and communicate effectively
Teaching of weekly classes using an interdisciplinary approach and the Orr-Schulwerk method
Assistance with Upper Elementary Chorus rehearsals
Collaboration with colleagues to excite and inspire students and build community
Oversight of the development and progress of each child
Assessment of all students’ progress in both written and verbal reports
Communication with parents
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or demonstrated professional competency
Minimum of 3-years successful choral teaching experience with students in this age group
Versatile piano skills are a must
Training in Orff, Kodaly or Dalcroze
A passion for learning and the ability to motivate and inspire students
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school
Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor
Advanced degree in field
Capacity to teach multiple disciplines/subject areas
Work experience outside of education
Demonstrated experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external partners/organizations in the design and implementation of learning experiences
Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to send a cover letter and resume to:
Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Human Resources
About Greenwich Country Day School
Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 900 students in grades N-9 and a faculty and staff of over 200. As of September 2019, GCDS will expand to include a high school program (GCDHS) for grades 9-12, resulting in a projected overall school enrollment of up to 1200. The new high school will be located on a separate campus, less than two miles from our existing property.
Founded in 1926, The Greenwich Country Day School is a family school where creative teaching is encouraged and used to foster a love of learning and motivate children toward academic excellence. The school’s emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to the development of character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship along with strong academic skills.
GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment, which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits, a robust professional development program, and tuition assistance for graduate school. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.