The Dalton School, a progressive independent K-12 coeducational school in Manhattan, seeks a Grade 5 Teacher and House Advisor for the 2021-2022 school year.
The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about progressive middle school education and differentiation. We seek teachers who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively to design curriculum and to improve pedagogy. The 5th Grade teacher is responsible for instruction and curriculum development in social studies and language arts. Curricular content in Social Studies highlights the development of cities in history, including Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Egypt, and examination of this curriculum will be a part of the coming years. In Language Arts there is a focus on character identity across books and genres. The writing process, which incorporates links to literary studies and social studies explorations, is at the core of the teaching and learning in the classroom. Additionally, 5th grade teachers also co-instruct math classes with a math teacher in a heterogenous, differentiated math classroom setting.
Full-time teachers also serve as House Advisors, working with a group of 5th graders as the primary point of contact for the students and parents. House Advisors collaborate as a 5th grade team to develop House curriculum on grade-specific topics and community building programs. House lessons integrate social-emotional learning, diversity, equity and inclusion work, health and wellness activities, and digital communication and citizenship.
Master degree in education or teaching strongly preferred, in addition to lead teaching experience.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.