The Fessenden Schools Lower School seeks a second grade teacher for a self-contained class of 14 to 17 boys to start in August 2021. The second grade teacher is responsible for teaching math, social studies, language arts, and reading and to assist in the teaching and integration of Spanish, science, library curriculum and the arts.
Orientation August 23 & 24
School year August 30 to June 14, Mon - Fri 7:30am to 4:30pm
Duties and Responsibilities
Teach and stay current with curriculum for math, social studies, language arts and reading, and 21st century learning
Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency into lessons
Integrate racial literacy curriculum and actively teach and model inclusion, equity, and social justice.
Partner with other second grade teacher to coordinate consistency in curriculum and programs within grade level
Integrate social emotional learning
Collaborate with learning resources department to provide a coordinated approach for students with learning differences
Exemplify the Schools mission and community principles, including honesty, respect and compassion
Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities
Collaborate with colleagues within grade level, division, department and student support services, including the Learning Resources Department
Perform duties such as supervising drop off and dismissal, recess, lunch
Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
Review potential student applicants throughout the year
Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Attend professional development meetings after school
Maintain regular and reliable attendance
Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
Other duties as assigned
Two years of experience in instructing children in an academic program
Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet learning needs of a range of students
Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control a classroom
Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization and problem solving with minimal supervision
Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students and parents
Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, justice, diversity and equity
A commitment to boys and boys education
Masters degree in early and/or elementary education
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:
Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear
Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
About The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School
250 Waltham Street, West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
The Fessenden School (525 students, Pre-K through 9th Grade) located ten miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest all boys, junior boarding school in the country.
The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy's talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.
For more than 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. Faculty programs include ongoing professional development relating to the education of boys, cultural competency, project-based learning, academic technology, and differentiated learning.