University Liggett School, an independent, coeducation school for grades PK3-12, has a long tradition as an outstanding school, known for providing the kind of innovative and exploratory experiences that connect a diverse student body with their learning in dynamic and engaging ways. It is an inspiring place where ideas and possibilities abound. Like any school, there are traditions which form the foundation of our work in the community, and our foundation is strong. Our charge is to be better than good enough, and to understand that risk taking, innovation, and creativity lie at the center of good teaching and learning for our students and our faculty.
University Liggett School seeks a full-time, experienced third grade teacher. This teacher will guide skill growth in language arts, mathematics and social studies. This position includes collaboration and planning with grade level and divisional colleagues. We seek knowledgeable candidates who have experience with young children, understand their needs and enjoy being in their presence.
Major responsibilities of this position include:
Support of instructional, emotional, and behavioral needs of individual students
Cooperative instruction integrated with grade level curricula and in conjunction with lower school teachers
Thoughtful implementation, both in person and remotely, of project approach work and best practices for young children
Partnering with parents and students; communicating frequently and effectively
Exploration of innovative teaching theories and practices through ongoing professional development opportunities
Commitment to the application and advancement of The Liggett Approach
Strong classroom management skills which create an environment that promotes respect and integrity
Collaboration with teaching colleagues, administrators, and staff
Promotion of the school mission
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education is required.
A minimum of three years of teaching experience is required.
Experience with, or knowledge of, Project Approach Work is preferred.
University Liggett School is committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. It is the policy of the school to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination, harassment or retaliation on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, military service, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation). Genetic information, height, weight, marital or familial status or any other status specifically protected by applicable federal or Michigan law.
Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Benefit Package
About University Liggett School
A thriving independent school welcoming more than 600 students in grades PK through 12, Liggett is located in the idyllic small town of Grosse Pointe Woods, situated along the banks of scenic Lake St. Clair and 15 minutes from the dynamic city of Detroit. The school is in its 138th year, making it the oldest, coeducational independent school in Michigan. This long tradition of excellence lives alongside substantial academic, athletic, and artistic successes in recent years as the school has shifted toward an innovative curricular and pedagogical approach under the Curriculum for Understanding. This progressive approach ably supports Liggett's mission to empower students to develop intellectual curiosity, leadership and confidence to contribute to a complex and changing world. We challenge students to excel and to achieve their highest potential. We create opportunities for discovery and achievement by developing a faculty who foster the strengths of each student. We teach and practice the values of respect and responsibility in an emotionally and physically safe environment.