Dwight-Englewood Lower School is a place where faculty encourage children to embrace every aspect of childhood development and play, while paying close attention to each students’ growth and progress. Grade levels range from Preschool 3 through Grade 5.
Dwight-Englewood encourages faculty to practice both the art and science of teaching. Our faculty understand the importance of balancing explicit instruction with more open-ended inquiry, and they bring this perspective to their planning and work with students. In addition, faculty understand the importance of observing and assessing students both formally and informally in all subject areas and throughout the day in order to plan instruction for whole groups, small groups and individuals. The desire to continue to grow and learn professionally within our diverse community of learners is essential, and we seek colleagues who will remain excited by the opportunity to do so.
Dwight-Englewood School is seeking a dynamic and experienced Lower School Science Teacher who will focus on an expanse of science inquiry and instruction. The Lower School Science program is a vital component of the Lower School experience. We are currently interviewing candidates interested in teaching children enrolled in Grades 2 through Grade 4. Collaborating and envisioning with the Preschool 3 through Grade 1 Science teacher and the Grade 5 STEM teacher is required, as we strengthen our approach to Science programming in the Lower School.
Interested candidates should:
Be well organized and have excellent communication skills in order to cultivate equity and understanding in a diverse school community
Exhibit a collaborative approach to teaching that produces and reveals a genuine enthusiasm for working with colleagues by sharing strategies and exploring effective ways to enhance the student experience
Possess a passion for teaching and learning and find joy in working with young children, laying a social-emotional foundation upon which academic excellence may be built
Support and model the spirit of the mission and founding documents of the Dwight-Englewood School in work with students, teachers, families, and administrators
Develop methods to inspire, support and challenge students in the science classroom
Alongside the Dwight-Englewood Science Department, imagine, design and implement science curriculum
Continue to grow as a professional through professional development opportunities
Demonstrate knowledge of, experience with, the developmental, social, emotional and cognitive issues of the primary grades.
Create differentiated, challenging lessons aligned with school philosophy, standards and curriculum.
Maintain professional and collaborative collegial relationships that encourage sharing, planning, and working together toward improved instructional skills and student success
Communicate with families about student progress, goals, benchmarks respectfully, openly and showing an ability to ask questions and listen with empathy
Teaching and Inspiring Students
Provide science instruction in second through fourth grade while fostering creativity, rigor, and an understanding of how scientists work, learn and share ideas about the physical world
Help students build connections between classroom experiences and the world around them, with a particular focus on environmental issues
Provide a coherent, cohesive curriculum and include opportunities for creativity and student choice and voice
Provide space for students to understand science is another tool to help make the world a better and more equitable place for all
Assess the strengths and needs of students, using a variety of summative and formative assessments. Share student progress with families on a regular basis
Conduct formative and summative science assessments
Plan, organize, interpret and utilize ongoing assessments in order to plan instruction to meet the needs of the class
Involvement in the D-E Community
Perform assigned supervisory duties that include, but are not limited to, recess, lunch and dismissal supervision.
Participate in school and classroom events such as Back-to-School night, Lower School assemblies, parent conferences, grade-level planning meetings and faculty meetings
Terms of Employment:
This is a 10-month teaching position
Eight-hour workdays as well as attendance at faculty meetings and other school-wide meetings and events
Professional days are considered workdays and participation in planned activities is mandatory
Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Educators from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced degree in Elementary Education, and/or Science Education required.
Understanding of child development, science curriculum expectations and benchmarks, for elementary school students
Previous experience working in an elementary school setting as a teacher or science teacher
Familiarity and experience working and teaching with online platforms including Zoom, Seesaw, Google Classroom - or other comparable platforms
Understanding and experience using the Next Generation Science Standards to design and implement curriculum
Experience with and knowledge of STEM, inquiry, based learning, innovation and design thinking
About Dwight-Englewood School
Dwight-Englewood School (D-E) is a coeducational, college preparatory school for students in preschool through grade twelve. We are a diverse community where, in small classes, teachers create an environment that promotes ethical decision-making centered around the school’s core values: respect, honesty, good judgment, commitment, courage, and community. Located in a quiet New Jersey suburb ten minutes away from New York City, we enroll over 1000 students from 89 communities in Bergen and northern Hudson Counties in New Jersey, southern Rockland County in New York, along with a sizable population of students coming to us from New York City. Our convenient location accommodates both urban and suburban residential choices, provides a wide variety of cultural opportunities, and offers easy access to nearby athletic and outdoor experiences. www.d-e.org
D-E is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. ...Educators who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.