The Head Classroom Teacher plans and implements the math, history and geography, language arts, character education/social-emotional learning, sexuality education, environmental sustainability and social justice curricula; oversees the overall educational experience of each child in their care; serves as a mentor teacher for a Teaching Fellow each term; and works collaboratively with colleagues, parents and any outside providers of service to advance each child’s best interests, academic growth, and overall development.
The Head Teacher monitors the academic performance of each child and provides for differentiation and accommodations by using the workshop model and having children work at their ‘just right levels.’ The Head Teacher is also responsible for setting a classroom tone of purposeful work, mutual respect, care, joy, and inclusivity. The Head Teacher communicates regularly with parents through the formal structure of conferences and reports and through the use of email, phone calls and personal conversations as needed.
The Sixth Grade Head Teacher has the added responsibility of ushering our students through their ‘next schools’ application process, preparing them for standardized testing, coordinating a year-long fundraising effort for their class trip, spearheading the sixth grade leadership program, and shepherding their class through their final, culminating year at The Learning Project.
Several years of successful teaching experience with elementary age children is a plus, along with outstanding oral and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, a deep familiarity with young children, a command of the value-added use of classroom technology and a commitment to the values and principles of this school, as described in our Mission Statement. In addition to extensive experience as an elementary classroom teacher, a master’s degree in education or a related field, and experience with the workshop model are all preferred.
We celebrate and cherish the diversity of our community; approximately half of our students identify as people of color; we embrace neurodiversity; and are happy to have families join us from a variety of Boston neighborhoods, and cities further afield. While all candidates are encouraged to apply, we are actively seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds as part of our effort to ensure that our teaching staff and our hiring process reflects our mission, which is rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. All applicants should connect to, and be willing to carry forward, these principles in their instructional and relational work.
The Learning Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion creed, national or ethnic origin. More to the point, The Learning Project prizes and celebrates its diversity.
About The Learning Project Elementary School
The Learning Project is an intentionally small K-6 school committed to financial accessibility, diversity, highly competitive faculty salaries, academic excellence and character development. The school is known for being Mission driven and also for being a highly congenial place to work.