Renbrook School (West Hartford, CT), an independent day school for children age 3 to Grade 8, is seeking an experienced teacher to fill a full-time Junior Kindergarten teaching position in our Early Learning Center.
Nurture the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of our youngest students.
Design and implement a classroom environment that honors play as the way our youngest children learn about themselves, others, and their world.
Collaborate with grade level teachers and specialists around a theme-based curriculum.
Incorporate tinkering, experimenting, and making with a variety of materials to develop a foundational understanding of STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art and math).
Embrace the benefits and opportunities of outdoor learning on Renbrook’s campus.
Approach students from an asset-based perspective and collect anecdotal informational about students’ interests and skills through observation and listening.
Update families on their child’s progress and the curriculum through emails, narrative reports, and weekly classroom news postings.
Enhance the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity through adoption of early childhood anti-bias goals, and ensure students see themselves reflected in the classroom environment and curriculum.
Engage in professional development opportunities to support continued growth in teaching and learning.
Bring creativity, joy, and energy to the Early Learning Center.
The review of candidates will begin immediately with an expected start date in August 2021.
Please submit cover letter with resume, philosophy of teaching, and three letters of reference included together in one PDF document, to firstname.lastname@example.org with Junior Kindergarten Teacher in the subject line.
BA is required, MA is suggested; Five years of teaching experience preferred.
Experience with a play-based curriculum and the Responsive Classroom approach is encouraged.
Excellent communication skills.
Internal Number: Renbrook 2021 F
About Renbrook School
Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool through ninth grade co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school enrolls 330 students from 30 cities and towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renbrook experience is defined by a high degree of academic rigor, personalized attention as a result of small class sizes, a nurturing environment, and an emphasis on values and respect among members of a tight-knit community.
Renbrook School is an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.
Renbrook School will make a reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.