Our Apprentice Teacher program began in 1952 and is one of the oldest and best known among Independent Schools in the country.
New Canaan Country School is hiring a PE Apprentice teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will have an interest in the kinesthetic realm of education and have a passion for working with children. This position will allow the candidate to gain valuable classroom and coaching experience by teaching alongside a mentor teacher, while working closely with the rest of the PE/Athletic Department. Some of the daily responsibilities will include: teaching and assisting PE classes in our Early Childhood and Lower School Divisions (Grades K-4), coaching within our Middle and Upper School athletics program (Grades 5-9) as a lead or assistant coach, and the ability/willingness to fulfill other responsibilities as needed. Experience playing more than one sport at a competitive level is encouraged (collegiate level playing experience is a plus). In addition, the apprentice will attend faculty meetings and participate in seminars that address a variety of topics in teaching and education. The candidate will receive a generous stipend and housing is available upon request.
Supporting and modeling positive discipline
Preparing and planning curriculum materials
Gradually increasing responsibility for teaching students in small and whole groups in all subject areas
Attend faculty meetings and Professional Development seminars
Be available Monday-Friday 7:45-4:15 on school days and for some evening events throughout the year.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Successful experience working with children
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated interest in teaching
Understanding of technology and its applications in schools
Preferred, but not required:
--Interest in coaching or assisting with After School activities
--College or university GPA of 3.0 or above preferred
Collaboration with colleagues
Communication to multiple audiences
Comfort with and adaptability in fast-paced environments
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
A sense of humor
A commitment to equity, inclusion, and fostering of a culture of belonging for our community
Willingness to be challenged
About New Canaan Country School
New Canaan Country School is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-K (ages 3 & 4) through Grade 9 living in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Located in New Canaan, CT, and serving 570 students, our mission is to guide students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential. A talented and devoted faculty engages our students in developmentally appropriate ways, delivering a challenging curriculum that builds intellectual skills and fosters creative and critical thinking. We lead by example and challenge students to fulfill their potential, find their path, and follow their passions whether in the classroom, on the playing fields, on the stage, or serving the community.