Middle School Science Interim Teacher, The Fessenden School (West Newton)

Company: The Fessenden School

Position: Middle School Science Interim Teacher

Position Type: Full Time Faculty, Exempt, Temporary

Start Date: 8/21/23

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

Position Summary

The Fessenden School’s Middle School seeks a middle school science interim teacher for the first semester of the 2023-2024 school year. They will be responsible for teaching four Grade 6 Science classes, being a member of the sixth grade team, advising, and supervising study halls as assigned. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach and stay current with curriculum and 21st century learning
  • Incorporate project-based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency into teaching and learning
  • Collaborate with Director of Equity and integrate multicultural and social justice curriculum curriculum into the science curriculum
  • Collaborate and facilitate character education and service learning programs with Middle School Head
  • Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including honesty, compassion, and respect 
  • Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade-level activities and meetings
  • Coach a sport and/ or supervise sports study hall as assigned
  • Collaborate with colleagues within grade level, division, department and student support services, including the Learning Resources Department
  • Perform duties such as supervising drop off and dismissal, recess, lunch; being a homeroom teacher and/or advisor, grade team member, student club facilitator: leading/assisting with fall orientation, grade trips, overnight grade trips and events.
  • Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
  • Attend faculty, department, and division meetings; typically on Mondays from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
  • Attend professional development meetings
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
  • Other duties as assigned


  • August 21, 2023 to January 2, 2024
  • Monday to Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related subject
  • One to two years of experience in instructing children in an academic program
  • Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet learning needs of a range of students
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control a classroom
  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, justice, diversity, and equity
  • A commitment to boys and boys’ education
  • Successful criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in education, science, or related subject
  • Teaching certification 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

To Apply

Every applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Other pertinent materials may be submitted as well if desired. Please apply through the Fessenden Career Site.