Berkshire Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary classroom teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. The Lower School program fosters a love of learning and provides children with a firm grounding in the subject areas of language arts, social studies, science, math, foreign language, art, and outdoor education. Berkshire Country Day School’s intentional approach of inquiry, discovery, and discussion, blends proven methods with emerging best practices to draw fully on the experiences and contributions of our entire school community. Our comprehensive curriculum leverages the talents of our educators and the natural resources of our extraordinary campus to inspire independence, academic excellence, and mutual respect. Students are challenged to think deeply about concepts and ideas, to make learning personal and relevant, to ask questions, and to look for broader truths and understanding. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate an inclusive and equitable, student-centered approach to teaching and learning, skilled in differentiation, classroom management, and assessment. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy, and a firm grounding in best practices.
The successful candidate will be part of a close-knit teaching and learning community. A high degree of teamwork, collaboration, and communication are a must; a sense of humor is appreciated. Berkshire Country Day values high initiative, collaboration, creativity, and flexibility.
A lower school homeroom teacher is responsible for teaching language arts, math, and social studies to a small class of students. Additional responsibilities for all full-time teachers include partnering with families, assessing and evaluating student progress, supporting admissions work, and participating in faculty meetings, dismissal duties, and school events.
Berkshire Country Day School serves students in PreK through Eighth Grade.
A BA in Elementary Education (or comparable degree) is required, along with a minimum of 2 years of successful elementary teaching experience.
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why they would be a good match for this position, as well as three professional references. Submit to Jenifer Fox (email@example.com), our Head of School, as well as Kate Skivington (firstname.lastname@example.org), Academic Dean of the Lower School.
403(b) matching if currently enrolled in a plan
Flexible spending account
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
About Berkshire Country Day School
Berkshire Country Day School (BCD) is a co-educational, independent school serving students age 2-grade 8 from Berkshire and Columbia Counties in Western, MA. A member of NAIS, BCD balances the wonder of childhood with academic preparation in a personalized environment that values the individuality of each student.
BCD is located in Stockbridge, MA in the heart of the Berkshires. Our 24-acre campus has an abundance of woodlands, trails, streams and a pond in addition to the handful of tudor-style cottage type classroom buildings.
At BCD we put people and relationships first, offering children a safe social and emotional space to grow into the confident adults they are meant to become. As the oldest independent school in the area, we are well-known for jump-starting lives that thrive on personal, academic and economic success rooted in values of citizenship, creativity, compassion and curiosity.