Lower School 1st Grade Co-Head Teacher – Family Leave, Fall 2020
The Town School, a nursery through 8th Grade school of 400 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks an experienced elementary school teacher. 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.”
Town seeks a 1st Grade Co-Head Teacher to fill a family leave opening in the fall of this coming school year, 2020-21.
Work collaboratively with co-teacher, grade-level, divisional, and school-wide colleagues for curriculum planning and student support
Actively partner with parents and Guidance Team to closely monitor and support student progress
Differentiate instruction to attend to the needs of individual children
Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administration
Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and therefore strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To apply: Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to David Andrew Wood, Head of Lower School at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Degree in education
2-3 years teaching experience in an elementary setting
Experience with Fundations, TC Readers and Writers Workshop, and TERC Investigations
Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning
Passion for teaching young children
Interest in continued professional development
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.