Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
Start Date: August 21, 2023
The Fessenden School, in West Newton, MA, is an all-boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students from Pre-K to Grade 9. The School seeks to employ individuals who will share our commitment to supporting The Fessenden School’s mission to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind.
The Fessenden School seeks a Kindergarten Teacher for a joyful class of 16 boys. This position will involve the teaching of math, social studies, literacy and social competency. Skills and experience as a facilitator of children’s social and emotional development are preferred. Along with these arenas, this person will also assist in the teaching and integration of Spanish, science, library curriculum and the arts. An integral part of this role is partnering with and complementing the other co-teacher in order to provide the students with a cohesive approach to all aspects of their kindergarten experience.
The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Teach and stay current with curriculum for math, social studies, literacy, and 21st century learning
- Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency in lessons
- Partner with other Kindergarten teachers to coordinate consistency in curriculum and communication within grade level
- Communicate with parents and caregivers on a regular basis
- Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including honesty, respect and compassion
- Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities
- Collaborate with learning resources department to provide a coordinated approach for students with learning differences
- Perform duties such as supervising recess, lunch and dismissal
- Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
- Review potential student applicants throughout the year
- Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 3:00pm to 4:15pm
- Attend professional development meetings; typically during school year there are three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- Maintain regular and reliable attendance
- Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
- Other duties as assigned
- Orientation: August 21, 2023- August 22, 2023
- School Year: August 28, 2023-June 11, 2024
- Academic Day: 7:30 am – 3:00pm
- Monday Faculty Meetings: 3:00-4:00, 3:15-5:00
- Bachelor degree
- Experience in instructing children in academic programs
- Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage 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
- Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
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.
Every applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references through the Fessenden Career Site (https://www.fessenden.org/about/employment). Other pertinent materials may be submitted as well if desired.
The Fessenden School encourages applications from candidates with diverse or minority backgrounds.
The Fessenden School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, conditions, and privileges of employment.
We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.