Atrium Summer Institute for Educators

Join us for a three-day, in-person workshop series and professional learning community where you will have the opportunity to connect with educators from different grade-levels and curricular backgrounds. We will also break out into more specialized work time with educators from similar grade-level strands (Early Childhood, Elementary & Middle School). Our keynote speaker this year is Ben Mardell from Project Zero and we are offering 19.5 hours of continuing education credits. 

Middle School Workshop: Building a Culture of Collaboration What classroom experiences merit genuine collaboration? How do we scaffold these experiences to foster inclusivity, promote dialogue, and invite productive struggle? Together we will explore activities and routines that build a classroom culture of collaboration. This workshop strand will be taught by middle school math teacher Liz Caffrey, but will incorporate a range of subject-specific examples. We will explore how a strong classroom culture makes it possible for students to innovate together, especially through taking action for justice and working on interdisciplinary projects. There will be space for teachers to debrief, learn, and troubleshoot together. Participants will leave with practical tools to apply in their classrooms, as well as many inspiring ideas for collaborative projects!
Elementary School Workshop: Social Justice Embedded in Classroom Culture
Intentionality is the cornerstone of creating a classroom culture that is inclusive and responsive to a diverse group of learners. Learning at all ages can be rich and meaningful, infused with playfulness and even a touch of magic. Learning about human beings—what is true about them and what they need, want, and deserve—helps children connect and empathize. It fosters a child’s desire to reach out and support others. Second-grade teacher Jill Ferraresso will take you through some of the ways that she designs her classroom to support the brilliance of every child. Using examples from Jill’s social studies and social justice curricula as inspiration, participants in this workshop strand will practice designing lessons to fit their own classrooms and schools, allowing room for responsiveness to the unique children in their midst.

Early Childhood Workshop: Building a Nurturing Ecosystem for Young Learners
A child’s social-emotional well-being is the foundation from which high-quality learning develops. However, it is nearly impossible to measure or teach social-emotional skills in a one-size-fits-all manner. Our role as early childhood educators is to support children in developing the skills to form healthy relationships, navigate their own and others’ feelings, build independence, and establish a sense of self within a community. Bob Dowling and Mia Bullock, two of Atrium School’s early childhood educators, are excited to share how they use intentional play-based learning in their classrooms to spark joy and support student growth. The goal of this workshop strand is to create a space for early childhood educators to learn and grow together. During our time, we will: develop a shared understanding of child development theory, curate a collection of resources and activities that can be brought back to your school, and create a space for teachers to share their own experiences and build community.

Several Education Summer Job Openings (Lynn, MA)

Summer Job Openings
Background: The New American Association of Massachusetts (NAAM) is a non-profit organization that provides social support services to refugees and immigrants in northeastern Massachusetts. Core services include: ESOL classes, employment, case management, citizenship, youth programming, and more.
NAAM’s Youth Program serves immigrant and refugee youth in grades K-12 through afterschool and summer programs, tutoring, mentoring, family engagement, and much more. We are currently hiring for a number of short-term positions for our summer youth program.
Location: Lynn, Massachusetts
Dates: July 5th to August 19th
Compensation: $20-$30, commensurate to experience and licensure

More information can be found using the link below.


Tutor (West Medford)

Family seeks tutoring and academic support for our high school student 2-3 times per week. The ideal candidate will have experience working with kids, ability to help with Spanish, Math, and support executive functioning tasks. Tutor must be able to use their own transportation/public transportation to our West Medford home (1.8 miles from campus).  We are ideally seeking someone who is available both fall and spring semesters. $40 per hour compensation 
Please email to express interest and discuss details. 

Seeking Middle and High School Teachers

SEEDS is an access organization which provides highly-motivated, low-income students with pathways to independent high school and/or college.  There are three levels: Young Scholars, Scholars, and College Scholars.  

This is the first summer since 2019 that we are able to return to our fully in-person format.  Students and teachers will be at the Kent School in Kent, CT for the summer, and if you haven’t visited Litchfield County before, it is absolutely beautiful!

We have openings for teachers in the Summer Challenge and Capstone Programs, serving rising 8th and 9th grade students.  Classes will begin on Monday 27 June.  Teachers will be provided with supplies, resources, and a complete curriculum.  Room and board is included for all faculty, and you’ll have access to the whole campus including recreational spaces (tennis courts, gym, etc.).

If you are interested in teaching high school or middle school, strengthening your teaching skills (middle schoolers keep you on your toes!), or working with an amazing non-profit, let me know!  We have a wonderful group of faculty, so I can guarantee that your colleagues will be a joy to work with.  I’m happy to field questions or have follow up conversations.

Please see job descriptions here for reference

For more information, contact Kara McCabe at

Seeking Tutors Somerville High School

We are looking for two academic tutors next year for a few programs at Somerville High School.  Please see below for our postings.

Please reach out to Traci Small via email for more information.

Traci Small

SHS School Counseling Director

Somerville High School