The lead teacher is responsible for planning and implementing curriculum, assessing the educational development of their students, communicating with families, and supporting the mission of the school.
The Lead Teacher will:
Support the mission of the school
Ensure the safety and well-being of all students
In collaboration with grade-level colleagues, plan and implement the Grade 6 academic program, including teaching classes in English and Social Studies
Participate in professional development regarding social identity, social bias, and social justice, and demonstrate inclusive practices
Attend to the social and emotional development of individual students and the class as a whole
Develop and administer assessments to evaluate student progress toward learning objectives
Differentiate teaching methods, assignments, and/or assessments to meet students’ needs
Maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and safety, and order materials to support the classroom environment
Communicate regularly with families concerning student progress and information about academic programming and classroom events
Plan and conduct parent-teacher conferences
Write narrative progress reports to record and communicate students’ progress
Write letters of recommendation for student applications to ongoing schools
Support and supervise classroom interns or associate teachers, as applicable
Manage classroom administrative tasks, including taking daily attendance and ordering materials
Perform dismissal, lunch, and recess duties as assigned
Attend staff meetings as scheduled
Plan field trips and other activities to enrich the educational experience
Participate in all-school activities, such as Admissions open houses and the Carnival, that take place outside of regular work hours
Regularly update curriculum materials
Engage in regular professional development opportunities to ensure continual growth and renewal
Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the head of school or academic dean/dean of faculty
3-5 years lead teaching experience working with children in this age range
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Equity and inclusion
Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication.
Critical observation and problem-solving
Employee shows ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.
About The Chestnut Hill School
The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and community, recognizing that these inextricable values are required to optimize learning, a sense of belonging, civility, and compassion. CHS graduates stand up for their beliefs, express their thoughts, and care about the rights and feelings of others. We welcome applications from individuals who are willing to join a warm, inclusive, and joyful school community and are able to contribute to the fulfillment of our mission.