The Putney School is a secondary boarding school in rural Vermont and a leader in progressive education. Everything we do here is part of the curriculum and a diverse faculty and staff are crucial to the success and continued relevance of our community. It is our expectation that each employee will offer their services as necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors and will have the well-being of the school as a whole and of each individual student in mind at all times.
Academic teaching including interdisciplinary collaborations and considerable independent project work with students
Duties in the work program, athletics or another area of expertise outside the classroom
Residential duties which include being a resident dorm head
Advisory duties to 6-8 students
The ideal candidate:
Has interest and demonstrated ability in teaching and supporting adolescents, sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, and the ability to work effectively with a team
Is able to teach to a wide range of student abilities and levels; is continually striving to improve cross-cultural competencies
Has skills and experience in progressive pedagogy
Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in history or related field; Masters’ in history or a related field preferred
Minimum of two years’ teaching experience, preferably with high school students
Please send your resume, a letter of interest, and names of two references to email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will be reviewed until the position is filled.
About The Putney School
The Putney School, an independent boarding and day school for grades 9-12 located in southeastern Vermont, has been a model of progressive education since it was founded in 1935 by Carmelita Hinton, a prominent leader in implementing John Dewey’s progressive learning ideals. The school, situated on a 500-acre working dairy farm, integrates highly academic classes with a practical work program, outdoor activities, and a strong program in the performing and visual arts. With 235 students from the U.S. and abroad, The Putney School encourages stewardship of the environment, social responsibility, and global awareness. The school provides a full benefits package.