Early Childhood AND Elementary

Faculty / Full-Time

Touchstone Community School, Grafton, MA

Our mission at Touchstone is to cultivate a joyful learning community committed to creating a more innovative, just, and sustainable world. 

Touchstone offers a progressive, hands-on environment where a natural pace of development is respected, and play, community, integrated curriculum, and social justice activism are emphasized.  

Touchstone Community School is a co-educational independent day school that enrolls approximately 70-90 students, ages 2.9 through 8th grade. Its main campus is in Grafton, MA, and it includes a five-acre island in Upton. 

Positions for both Early Childhood and Elementary Head Teacher

Touchstone seeks a full-time early childhood or elementary teacher for the 2024-25 school year. This individual is a reflective, life-long learner passionate about play-based, place-based, and thematic or project-based learning. This person profoundly respects childhood and is committed to progressive education, anti-racist and anti-bias learning environments, eco-literacy, integrated curriculum, and nature-based education.

Skills, Qualifications, Responsibilities

-Possession of an undergraduate degree, at minimum, and well-grounded in progressive education

-Committed to anti-bias, anti-racist, and anti-homophobic education

-Knowledgeable and appreciative of the developmental needs of early childhood and early elementary students and dedicated to supporting students’ individual social and emotional development

-Committed to using Responsive Classroom and Collaborative Problem Solving 

-Experience with a multi-sensory approach to reading, writing, and spelling, such as Orton Gillingham and UFLI Foundations. 

-Experience teaching a constructivist approach to mathematics focused on conceptual understanding

-Dedicated to collaborating with colleagues and partnering with parents

-Passionate about outdoor-based education and eco-literacy

-Excited to incorporate animal stewardship into classroom studies (Touchstone has goats and chickens)

-Familiarity with developing messy, thematic learning experiences for children

-Familiarity with using design thinking strategies for building empathy

Touchstone welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning.

Touchstone Community School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family composition, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to sallyk@touchstoneschool.com

Touchstone Community School

Grafton, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender