The Fessenden School, in West Newton, MA, is an all-boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students from Pre-K to Grade 9. The School seeks to employ individuals who will share our commitment to supporting The Fessenden School’s mission to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For over 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.
The Fessenden School seeks a Long-Term Substitute Teacher for Grade 6 Mathematics to cover the period of September to November 2021.
Assume teaching responsibilities including but not limited to lesson planning, assessment, grading and reporting
Stay current with curriculum and 21st century learning
Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning, and cultural competency in lessons
Perform duties such as supervising drop-off and dismissal, recess, and lunch; being a homeroom teacher and/or advisor, grade team member, and student club facilitator; leading/assisting with fall orientation, day grade trips, overnight grade trips, and events
Attend professional development meetings
Perform duties such as supervising drop-off and dismissal, recess, and lunch
Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
Maintain regular and reliable attendance
Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including the core values of honesty, respect and compassion
Maintain current CPR/AED and first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
Perform duties as assigned by the division head
Experience in instructing children in an academic, athletic, or camp programs
Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage 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
Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
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.
Every applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Other pertinent materials may be submitted as well if desired.
About The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School250 Waltham Street, West Newton, Massachusetts 02465www.fessenden.org 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.