First and Second Grade Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Fayerweather Street School, Cambridge, MA

Fayerweather seeks an energetic and committed elementary school teacher to co-teach in a mixed-age, first and second grade classroom. This position will begin in the fall of the 2024-25 academic year. The curriculum works to be anti-bias, by amplifying multicultural voices and lived experiences that students explore through literature, history, writing, and storytelling. Students are actively engaged in learning about themselves, as well as developing an understanding of culture, history and geography through a range of activities and hands-on projects. Students are introduced to fundamental math and literacy concepts, while engaging in projects throughout the year that focus on the concept of community with the theme of “Building a City”. Fundations and Illustrative Mathematics are two formal curricula used in this grade band.

Main Responsibilities

  • Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through student-centered instruction, collaboration, and authentic assessment.
  • Provide learning experiences that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, and problem-solving
  • Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues in your grade level team and across disciplines.
  • Have an ability to teach/develop a curriculum that focuses on authentic, real-world application of learning.
  • Meet students where they are as learners by differentiating the curriculum
  • Establish and maintain excellent classroom management
  • Exhibit excellent communication with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress
  • Possess a growth mindset when it comes to engaging with relevant and mission-driven professional learning
  • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom, Collaborative Problem Solving, Fundations, Writing and Reading workshops, Illustrative Mathematics is a plus

Skills and Qualifications:

Working at FSS

  • be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education
  • demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the importance of diversity, equity, and belonging in an elementary school

Teaching at FSS

  • teach social studies, literacy, math and science curriculum to first and second graders

Responsibilities at FSS

  • performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays
  • responsible for social-emotional and academic development of a homeroom of first and second grade students
  • document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
  • narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
  • attending weekly staff meetings
  • participating in admissions programming as needed
  • and other duties as assigned

Fayerweather Street School:

Fayerweather Street School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging in their teaching and learning. Fayerweather Street 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 or family composition, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

 

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume. Please be prepared to provide at least four references; at least two of your references must be,or have been, someone you directly reported to.

Fayerweather Street School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender