Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking a full-time Lead Teacher for Grade 1.
The Lead Teacher is responsible for all aspects of the First-Grade classroom:
Creates a joyful and respectful classroom environment that celebrates the uniqueness, perspective and cultural background of each individual and that is actively anti-racist
Fosters a classroom culture of challenge, active learning, engagement, independence, and perseverance
Maintains a safe, clean, organized classroom which supports student learning, collaboration, and choice
Understands the subject matter, pedagogical approaches, and resource materials of the grade level
Designs unit and lesson plans that use a variety of instructional formats, are differentiated, and include multiple opportunities for formative assessment; uses assessment to adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs
Uses available technology/instructional media to enhance the students’ learning experiences
Actively participates in staff meetings, committee work, and school events
Builds strong, appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner
Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth
Evaluates student performance and maintains accurate records
They will embrace and uphold Lincoln's values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and they will bring anti-racist practices into their classroom
We seek a dynamic teacher who inspires students and works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in elementary education preferred
Elementary classroom teaching experience required
A passion for teaching and learning and an understanding of and appreciation for the developmental range of the age group
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Continuing interest in professional growth
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, with a desire to collaborate with colleagues
Professionalism in all aspects of the job
Strong work ethic, sense of humor and a kind spirit
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references with contact information to Maureen Devlin, Director of Lower School at email@example.com.
Lincoln School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of underrepresented groups and all persons committed to culturally responsive teaching are strongly encouraged to apply. Lincoln School values having diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, and people who are multilingual and share our commitment to educating girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.
About Lincoln School
Lincoln is an independent school in Providence, Rhode Island offering a rigorous and exciting learning experience that blends tradition with innovation. As the nation’s only independent school for girls rooted in Quaker values, we provide a unique educational community for grades 1 through 12. We also offer a coed program from six weeks through kindergarten. Our students come from the greater Providence area and beyond, and represent diverse backgrounds and religious traditions.