Founded in 1973, Woodstock Day School is a progressive, independent school set on a 40 acre campus in New York’s glorious Hudson Valley. Between the towns of Woodstock and Saugerties and roughly two hours north of Manhattan, WDS is a board-certified member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools and offers a unique and inclusive educational experience to about 200 students from nursery school through grade twelve. WDS believes that there is no such thing as an “average” student, and our combination of purposefully small class sizes, intensely committed faculty and a culture of individual respect empowers our students to aim high, shape and achieve their personal goals, and prepares them to make a positive difference in a complex world. Added to the program in 2003, our middle and upper schools offer outstanding programs for grades 6-12, helping students discover their passions and achieve academic and personal excellence.
Woodstock Day School employs a talented staff to carry out our mission. We actively seek to build a diverse community of educators.
Science Teacher - Early Childhood & Elementary
Create daily lesson plans and learning activities for students based through inquiry, hands on teaching and best practices
Deliver high-quality, engaging instruction in the form of discussion, direct teaching, demonstrations and independent practice using a variety of proven methods.
Differentiate lessons when needed to give all students access to the curriculum regardless of disability, instructional level, English proficiency or level of interest in the subject.
Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards using different methods such as observation, performance-based tasks or other standard test practices.
Maintain a safe, orderly and supportive classroom by modeling expected behavior and standards, promoting positive interactions and quickly addressing behaviors that are not in line with the school discipline plan.
Communicate with parents regarding student progress, potential and behavior periodically through phone or electronic means and at parent and teacher conferences.
Improve skills and knowledge in teaching by regularly taking classes, attending workshops and discovering new methods of delivering exciting content to students.
Job Skills & Qualifications
Bachelor’s or advanced degree in science education or another related field
Completion of an internship or field experience in secondary education
Current certification in science education
Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
Comfort working in a team environment
Experience working with FOSS kits
Salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include generous paid time off, health insurance stipend, retirement plan, and tuition discount for children of employees enrolled at the school.
Employees are required to follow all COVID-19 protocols for K-12 schools as determined by NYS and any additional protocols as set forth by the school administration.
Woodstock Day School is a progressive, independent day school located on a breathtaking 50-acre campus in the Catskill Mountains. Our mission is to provide a socially and environmentally mindful education from Nursery School – 12th Grade, valuing each student as an individual and as a member of the community.