Forsyth School is seeking a highly-skilled collaborator and early childhood educator as a Junior-Kindergarten (4-5 year old) teacher. Forsyth teachers pride themselves on deeply knowing each student and creating a joyful and challenging learning environment. Intimate classroom cohorts of 9-14 are places to make learning exciting and meaningful. Our highly collaborative teaching environment requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Each member of our community actively contributes to a healthy work culture and a community of partnerships.
Please submit an electronic resume and cover letter to Jason Hooper, Lower Division Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Create a joyful, engaging, and student-centered place of learning for students in JrK
Commit to balancing creative thinking, self-exploration, and social learning for all students
Collaborate daily with other teachers and implement collective strategies for instructional goals
Actively participate in professional learning and contribute to positive faculty culture
Take risks to explore innovative and engaging teaching practices
Communicate with students and their families regularly and proactively
Commit to engaging in conversations of ongoing learning within DEI work that promotes respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School
This is a full-time position for the 2021-2022 school year
Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of independent school culture and family expectations
Knowledge of the developmental needs of early childhood learners
Experience with Responsive Classroom techniques
Culturally responsive approach to teaching
Supportive of other teachers in highly collaborative team-teaching environments
Strategic and creative thinker
Flexibility to integrate new practices and confidence to take risks
Reflective, joyful, optimistic, sense of humor
ABOUT FORSYTH SCHOOL
Mission and Vision
Forsyth School fosters a spirit of curiosity and joy, empowering children to pursue challenges with confidence.
At Forsyth, our talented and caring faculty encourage students to explore and question, enabling them to learn deeply. Each child's unique identity is known, celebrated, and nurtured by our supportive community. The results are profound: children take risks, pursue challenges, and find joy in learning. The "Forsyth experience" is enriched by the school's unique campus, location, and commitment to the natural environment.
Founded in 1961, Forsyth School is an independent day school in St. Louis, Missouri, serving 360 students age 2 to Grade 6. Located on a one-of-a-kind campus near Washington University, Forsyth stresses individual attention by maintaining a low student/teacher ratio and collaborative teaching teams in each grade. With a strong academic foundation that includes visual and performing arts, sports, and challenge education, Forsyth graduates are well prepared for the most selective secondary schools. Forsyth offers summer programs, full-time specialist teachers, a commitment to diversity, and a comprehensive extended day program with after-school and year-round league sports.
Forsyth is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of Central States (ISACS), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL).
Forsyth School is an equal opportunity employer.
About Forsyth School
Forsyth School is a co-ed independent day school for children age 2 through Grade 6.