Lowell School, a progressive PK-8 school of 340 students in Northwest Washington, DC, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Primary School Lead Teacher in Grades K-5. Ideal candidates will hold a degree in early childhood or elementary education, possess knowledge of the social, emotional, and academic needs of elementary children, and be well versed in best practices for delivering language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies instruction.
Strong candidates will also be familiar with, and have a professional passion for, social curriculum, experiential learning, social justice education, thematic teaching, differentiated instruction, and curriculum development through the Understanding By Design process. Experience with Lucy Calkins’ Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, TERC Investigations, and Responsive Classroom is preferred. Lowell School is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of inclusivity, diversity, social justice, and service learning throughout the community.
Successful Lowell teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice and find ways to bring ‘real life’ experiences into their classrooms and their instruction. These experiences can include referencing current events, information about our neighborhood and the larger city community, responsive practices, collegiality, and humor. Lowell teachers intentionally seek out professional development and leadership opportunities and commit to building and nurturing genuine relationships with students, families, and colleagues.
Interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and list of three references to Director of Primary School Linda Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of reference are highly encouraged.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
About LOWELL SCHOOL
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which individual is valued and respected. At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each child’s social, emotional, and academic development. In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students.