Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, PK-12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in all-girls education. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our websitewww.baldwinschool.org.
The Baldwin School seeks applicants for the position of Grade 5 Teacher with a primary responsibility on Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies) instruction and grade level classroom duties. All Baldwin teachers participate in the life of the School and support the School’s mission. The successful candidate will possess excellent content knowledge; a love of working with students and creating a joyful learning environment; creativity and a thirst for innovation; a high level of energy and flexibility; a reflective and growth-oriented mindset; and a sense of humor. She or he will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversations and experiences with students and colleagues; possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. Successful candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for girls' education.
Develop a warm, inclusive and supportive classroom culture where children have high expectations for themselves and for others, are self-motivated and self-directed, and value and love learning.
Collaborate with grade level partner to provide a cohesive learning environment for all students.
Design and implement student-centered, inquiry-based units to explore our world and its past and present cultures and civilizations, and use these explorations to further critical thinking and real-world problem solving while developing reading, writing, and literacy skills.
Guide students through a multi-step writing process from ideas to revision in a variety of formats (expository, thesis driven, literary analysis, creative).
Guide students through the research process using a variety of resources, including books, interviews, primary sources, and online resources.
Differentiate whole group, small group and individual instruction and materials to meet the diverse academic and social-emotional needs of learners in the classroom.
Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly; provide students with regular and timely feedback about their progress.
Collaborate with colleagues to design interdisciplinary and project-based learning curricular experiences.
Maintain an ongoing dialogue with parents about student progress, including emails, phone calls, report writing and in-person conferences.
Create and regularly update a digital classroom page, using our learning management system (LMS), as a primary means of communicating classroom activities to families.
Maintain strong communication with colleagues, families, and administration.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Humanities-related field; Master’s Degree preferred.
3-5 years teaching experience.
Experience with Responsive Classroom preferred.
Experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, interdisciplinary curriculum planning, and authentic measures of student learning.
Experience integrating technology, including Google applications, laptop/iPads, SMART Board, etc., into teaching practice to support learning and deepen projects.
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom.
Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community and to working actively to introduce students to diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives.
About The Baldwin School
The Baldwin School founded in 1888, is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, pK-12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in the education of girls. In a nurturing atmosphere, where the population reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our website at www.baldwinschool.org.