The Cedar School, a private high school for bright students with language-based learning differences (such as dyslexia) is opening in September, 2021, and seeks a founding staff of teachers. We are looking for dynamic educators who enjoy teaching in a multisensory way, incorporating visuals, music, hands-on activities and experiential learning. For the founding humanities teacher, we seek someone comfortable teaching sections of both English and History, with the option of specializing in one or the other the second year and going forward, as enrollment grows. The English and history courses will be connected at each grade level, with students reading novels and short stories that fit with what they are studying in history, and studying art and music from the time period. The 9th grade curriculum will be US history and literary works that might include “Of Mice and Men,” “Caucasia,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Romeo and Juliet.”
Applicants should enjoy a collaborative, team approach, and be comfortable with an emphasis on depth, rather than breadth of coverage. At The Cedar School, content will be a vehicle for the skills students need to succeed in college and in life.
Some experience teaching students with language-based learning differences preferred.
About The Cedar School
The Cedar School is a new private high school in Greenwich, CT, opening in September 2021. The school serves bright, college-bound students with mild-to-moderate language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. With a multisensory curriculum, an emphasis on the arts for every student, every day, and a focus on hands-on, experiential learning, the school prepares its students for a rich college experience after graduation. Founded by an experienced educator and school leader, the school will be a highly collaborative setting, valuing the input of its faculty, staff, students and families, and is committed to creating a deeply engaging intellectual program that truly understands how its students learn. With already established connections with leaders of similar schools across the country, The Cedar School strives to be a national leader in the education of students with language-based learning differences.
The school plans to enroll 25-40 students in its first year, and grow to serve between 100-160 students in grades 9-12.