Lower School Teacher – 1st Grade Interim Classroom Teacher
Moses Brown School – a Friends day school for 750 students N-12 in Providence, RI – We are seeking candidates who are passionate about their desire to teach, eager to embrace and forward the Quaker mission of the school, and able to contribute to a teaching partnership and to the direction of the school.
Founded in 1784 and situated on 33 acres in Providence’s historic east side, Moses Brown’s mission is to nurture the inner promise of each student and instill the utmost care for learning, people, and place. The school honors and upholds Quaker practices and values while also embracing students of every faith and background. In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, nationality and language).
The first grade program nurtures the social, emotional, and academic development of each child. A team of two co-teachers leads the first grade classroom; instructional groups are flexible and dynamic. A desire to work in a team-based collaborative classroom is essential. This position offers an opportunity to collaborate daily in a team-based classroom, facilitating learning in a community that prioritizes the following:
Commitment to Co-Teaching and Collaboration
Demonstrates cultural competency skills by embracing the vitality of a diverse community and fostering an environment of respect and inclusion, while actively working to build an equitable school community grounded in our Quaker values
Fosters a culture of learning that supports regular, meaningful growth opportunities for both students and teachers
Collegiality and Professionalism
Engages families as partners in a student’s success while recognizing and respecting differences in family backgrounds, structures, and cultures
Engages meaningfully in school professional growth opportunities and enhances professional growth by giving and seeking assistance from other team members
Expert Thinking and Teaching
Uses a variety of tools to make instructional decisions, monitor student learning, provide feedback to students, and facilitate students’ self-monitoring of learning
Creates a classroom in which students are engaged, pedagogy is student-centered, and time is intentionally organized to maximize the learning of each child, with an emphasis on Project-Based learning.
Uses opportunities throughout the day and year to weave issues of social justice and inclusion into conversations and activities.
Implements a student-centered social-emotional curriculum, such as Responsive Classroom
In addition to a broad range of teaching responsibilities including the areas of phonics, reading and writing workshops, math, and social studies, teachers are expected to serve on committees, attend school meetings, and have yearly co-curricular responsibilities. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Lower elementary teaching experience is preferred, although not a requirement for application. A Master’s degree or a teaching credential is desirable.
Internal Number: 1stGrade
About Moses Brown School
Moses Brown School is a co-educational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.
In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language).