The Croft School – Founding Kindergarten Teacher (Boston, MA)
Start Date: Summer 2020
About The Croft School
The Croft School is a new independent school in Jamaica Plain, MA. Our school will open to 20 Pre-Kindergarten students in 20 Kindergarten students in Fall 2020. Over time, the school will grow into a Pre-K through Grade 6 school serving approximately 160 students.
The Croft School provides a child-centered program with an emphasis on personalized academics, purposeful play, and hands-on learning for its students. It also delivers a unique parent-oriented experience to its families. Our school environment is tight-knit, friendly, and joyous. We intend to enroll a diverse student population supported by our Customized Tuition Solutions approach and model. Our school facility, located near Forest Hills station, is currently under construction and will be completed by Summer 2020.
The Croft School in Boston will build upon the foundation and acclaimed success of its sister school, also called The Croft School, in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Croft School is seeking an exceptional Kindergarten Teacher to co-lead and co-teach the school’s inaugural Kindergarten class (max 11:1 student-to-teacher ratio). All Croft co-teaching teams are empowered to design and deliver an outstanding student program in alignment with the school’s approaches to classroom climate, pedagogy, personalization, and assessment. All Croft teachers dedicate ample time and thoughtfulness to close communication and partnership with their students’ families.
The ideal candidate will be committed to building deep relationships with her/his students and use that knowledge to establish and lead a classroom that balances high-quality math, reading, and writing instruction with innovative project-based learning, social-emotional lessons, weekly community trips, and purposeful play.
The Croft School offers compensation which is competitive with other local independent and public school opportunities.
As an equal opportunity employer, The Croft School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
Interested candidates should send a short email of interest, along with an attached resume, to The Croft School’s Co-Founder, Cristina Smith (email@example.com).
Qualifications and Qualities
3+ years of early elementary education experience, ideally in a Kindergarten classroom.
A contagious love for teaching, children, and nurturing students’ natural curiosity, instilling in them a lifelong passion for learning.
Enthusiasm for designing and delivering creative, engaging lessons and theme-based projects.
An entrepreneurial spirit coupled with an ambitious work ethic.
Outstanding communication and collaboration skills, inclusive of empathy for others, thoughtful listening, team-orientation, and enthusiasm for being part of a co-teaching environment.
Ability to create a safe, joyous learning environment, inclusive of excellent classroom management strategies and skills.
Ability to design and lead targeted, small-group instruction.
Self-reflectiveness, humility, and an eagerness to continually improve one’s practice.
A strong desire to remain in this role for 5+ years.
A Bachelor’s Degree and current authorization to work in the United States is required.