Burgundy Farm Country Day School is a progressive school on a pastoral 25-acre campus near Alexandria, Virginia, serving 265 children in junior kindergarten through 8th grade. Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world. For more information, visit www.burgundyfarm.org.
Burgundy Lower School teachers team with other teachers in planning a differentiated, integrated curriculum. Classroom teachers are responsible for teaching social/emotional skills, language arts, social studies, and math. Preferred applicants will have considerable elementary teaching experience, a familiarity with progressive education, experience with remote teaching, and a passion for working with elementary-aged children. This is a one year position and will likely include both remote and in person teaching. During a first phase of on-campus teaching, this teacher will be doing the majority of direct teaching in the morning and supervising students in the afternoon. We hope to progress to a more regular all-day on campus program thereafter. All Lower School teachers report directly to the Lower School Head
The qualified candidate will have:
Genuine love of learning and desire to work with children as a facilitator of learning
A degree with a major in Elementary Education or a related field
Collaborative spirit and interest in team-teaching and creating a joyful learning environment; curriculum will be planned and implemented with the team
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to organize and manage a positive classroom grounded in a belief that all learning begins with attending to children’s developmental social and emotional needs
Willingness to teach and adapt an integrated, inquiry-based curriculum
Commitment to teaching diverse learning styles and differentiated instruction
Interest in outdoor, hands-on and environmental education
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach all subjects according to the stated curriculum, demonstrate thorough planning
Teach in both in person and remote modes as the situation requires
Maintain an emphasis on preparing students for the joys and challenges of learning
Participate in curriculum development, committee, and task force work
Perform necessary administrative tasks and attend required meetings and events
Engage in reflective practice and various professional growth activity
Arrive by 8:00 a.m., depart after 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Tuesday, when faculty meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
The School is closed for most national holidays, as well as Winter and Spring Break.
Salary and Benefits:
Salaries are based on a competitive independent school scale with increases for advanced degrees and experience; $2000 step increase for master’s degree.
Health, dental, life insurance, and long-term disability, as well as a retirement plan, are offered in a cafeteria plan to all full-time employees
$7600 applied toward a benefit plan or taken as cash remuneration.
a 403(b) plan with Tiaa-Cref, with an initial 3% and then 6% contribution by the school after two years, irrespective of employee contribution.
A tuition benefit (1/2 discount) is offered for one qualified child attending Burgundy for full-time employees only. (Fac-staff children eligible for additional financial aid also.)
How to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Elizabeth Lener, Assistant Head of School and Lower School Head, firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please.
Burgundy Farm Country Day School actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.