Fifth Grade Maternity Leave Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Advent School, Boston, MA

The Advent School seeks a passionate educator to cover both a Fifth Grade Co-teacher for leave positions to end the 2023-24 school year

Fifth Grade co-teachers are part of the Upper Grades program, which is designed specifically to promote collaborative problem solving and student-directed project work and includes an advisory model rooted in principles of social justice for the support of social-emotional learning. 

This is a leave opening for a leave position from March 2024 through June 2024. It has the potential to also include coverage for a Science medical leave position beginning in February if the candidate is interested. This position also has the potential for a full time hire based on staffing need for the 24-25 school year. 

Responsibilities & Duties

Teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate student-centered curriculum that combines academic and social-emotional learning. The Advent School’s program promotes progressive, hands-on, project-based teaching that interweaves the arts, academic skills, and social justice themes. Teachers communicate regularly with families about the curriculum and partner with them regarding their child’s progress. For the leave position, the teacher will help design and lead lessons interweaving thematic concepts, content information, and social emotional learning. 

Required Skills & Characteristics

The Advent School is a good fit for professionals who believe in the School’s mission of education for equity and social justice. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach and previous experience with co-teaching and differentiating instruction, in addition to being:

  • An advocate for anti-bias teaching, both for children and adults
  • A lifelong learner that is resourceful, responsible, and collaborative
  • An enthusiastic, caring practitioner who believes that their students can change the world
  • A strong writer, comfortable communicating with families and colleagues

In addition, qualifications should include:

  • BA/BS degree minimum.
  • 2+ years of independent/public school teaching or related experience.
  • An advanced degree is preferred.

The Advent School provides salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter and the names of three references to Dr. Le’Aqua Pruitt, Assistant Head of School, In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.


The Advent School

Boston, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary
All Gender