The Town School is a coeducational Nursery through 8th Grade school of 400 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and all members of the community are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.” We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others. Students leave Town well-rounded, articulate, resilient, morally responsible, and committed to a path of lifelong learning.
The Town School seeks an experienced middle school educator to teach 5thGrade English and History as a leave replacement for September through December 2020.
Teach 5th Grade English and History classes
Co-lead a 5th Grade homeroom and advise 5th Grade students during the first trimester of their transition to the Upper School
Work collaboratively and professionally with subject area, grade-level, divisional, and school-wide colleagues for curriculum planning, student support, and mentoring
Actively partner with parents and the Upper School Student Support team to closely monitor and support student progress
Differentiate instruction to attend to the needs of individual children
Partner with grade-level and department colleagues regarding writing English and History curricula
Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administration
Serve as a full community member by attending meetings and volunteering for various duties supervising students
Contribute constructively to all faculty discussions and continue to grow professionally (i.e. conferences, in-service training, current literature)
Candidates should send a letter of interest, resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references to Carol Seeley, Head of Upper School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master’s degree in English, History, or related field preferred
Experience teaching and having a passion for middle school-age children
Knowledge of teaching humanities curricula including the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning
Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy
Demonstrate a commitment to equity and supportive of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; demonstration of personal growth and accomplishment in this area preferred
Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy and a good sense of humor
About The Town School
The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.
Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The pr...ogram enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.
Town students develop social awareness through age-appropriate service within the school and the community at large. Students exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles as they learn to become involved citizens of the world.