5th Grade Language Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Carroll School, Lincoln, MA


Located in Waltham, Lincoln, and Wayland, Massachusetts, Carroll School is an independent day school that serves students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Carroll School empowers children to become academically skilled students who are strong self-advocates and confident lifelong learners prepared to enter other academic settings. Carroll is an inclusive community committed to embracing diverse strengths, identities, and lived experiences in order to give each child what they most need to thrive. The Lower School is located on the Waltham campus and serves grades 1-5. 

Research shows that people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Carroll School encourages you to break that statistic and apply as it’s rare to find applicants who meet all the qualifications. We look forward to receiving your application.

Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salaries and benefits, including comprehensive professional development opportunities. 

Position Summary:

The Carroll School seeks teaching candidates with a growth mindset and a true passion and commitment to lifelong learning. Candidates who are motivated by helping students to attain a strong sense of identity, self-worth and who are eager to equip students with skills and strategies for academic success. The ideal candidate brings a collaborative style, is self-directed, child centered and values a community of highly engaged, compassionate, motivated educators who embrace and apply culturally responsive teaching practices. We are seeking candidates with experience and/or interest in teaching students with language-based learning differences and who are drawn to acquire the necessary competencies to successfully teach our type of learners.  


  • Teach 5th-grade language classes consisting of a small group of students
  • Participate in school-sponsored professional development and meet the requirement of Orton-Gillingham training
  • Teach an Orton Gillingham tutorial and teach a language-based flex block
  • Apply a multisensory, diagnostic, prescriptive approach to instruction
  • Create highly focused data-informed lesson plans specific to student’s needs
  • Work with Lower School curricular team to develop and customize grade level curriculum through a culturally responsive lens
  • Develop positive working relationships with all constituencies; students, parents, colleagues and administration
  • Participate in school-sponsored professional development and meet the requirement of Orton-Gillingham training
  • Implement proactive behavior management strategies to create a supportive and structured learning environment conducive to the needs of students with language-based learning differences
  • Work in extended day program for at least 1 session per trimester (Fall, Winter, and Spring) a year for the first three years:
    • Choices may include: supervised study hall, art, Bounders, Lower School enrichment, Maker Space
    • Additional compensation for extended day work
  • Perform other duties as required 


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Have the ability to teach using multi-sensory education methods
  • Willingness to train in highly specialized approaches to teaching students with language-based learning differences
  • Desire to teach multicultural curriculum
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience preferred

Carroll School

Lincoln, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender