The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and fosters diversity as an integral part of school life. Dalton challenges each student to develop intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility toward others both within the School and in the broader community.
We are seeking a 5th Grade Teacher and House Advisor for the 2020-2021 school year. The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about progressive middle school education and differentiation. We seek teachers who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively to design curriculum and to improve pedagogy.
The 5th Grade teacher is responsible for instruction and curriculum development in social studies and language arts. Curricular content highlights the development of cities in history, Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Egypt and the process of historical inquiry. The writing process, which incorporates links to literary studies and social studies explorations is at the core of the teaching and learning in the classroom. Additionally, 5th grade teachers also co-instruct math classes with a math teacher in a heterogeneous, differentiated math classroom setting.
Full-time teachers also serve as House Advisors, working with a group of 5th graders as the primary point of contact for the students and parents. House Advisors collaborate as a 5th grade team to develop House curriculum on grade-specific topics and community building programs. House lessons integrate social-emotional learning, health and wellness activities, digital communication and citizenship.
Master’s degree in education or teaching strongly preferred
At least three years of lead teaching experience, preferably in middle school grades
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.