The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden Schools mission is to cultivate each boys talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.
The Fessenden School’s Middle School seeks a Grade 5 English teacher. The teacher is responsible for teaching four to five classes of 14 to 16 boys and is a member of the fifth grade team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Teach and stay current with curriculum and 21st century learning
Integrate racial literacy curriculum and actively teach and model inclusion, equity, and social justice.
Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency in lessons
Collaborate and facilitate character education and service learning programs with Middle School Head and Dean of Students
Exemplify the Schools mission and community principles, including honesty, compassion and respect.
Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities
Coach a sport and/ or supervise guided study hall
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; being an advisor, grade team member, student club facilitator: leading/assisting with fall orientation, grade trips, overnight grade trips and events.
Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
Attend weekly team meetings
Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Attend professional development meetings; three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Maintain regular and reliable attendance
Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
Other duties as assigned
Bachelors degree in education or related subject
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 education or related subject
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.
Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site. A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references are required. 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.