Full Time Middle School English Teacher (5th Grade)
Moses Brown School, Providence, RI
Founded in 1784, Moses Brown School has been a leader in education for over 240 years. We have a proven tradition of academic excellence, a commitment to great teaching, and a dedication to fostering character and confidence in young people. Our stunning 33-acre campus—formerly the farm of 18th-century Quaker abolitionist leader Moses Brown—provides expansive academic, artistic, and athletic facilities right in the heart of Providence.
We are a Quaker school, one of the oldest and largest of a network of 80 Friends schools in the U.S. While each is independent, we all share the same essential mission: to nurture and celebrate each child’s special gifts, talents, and identities—what Quakers refer to as their Inner Light. Rooted in the Quaker values of simplicity and integrity, community and equality, care and peace, we apply these values every day to create an academic culture of deep reflection, expansive curiosity, and spirited inquiry.
At Moses Brown School, 100 faculty members serve nearly 800 students ages 3-18, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1. Our lower and middle school programs offer a rigorous and balanced approach to academics, social-emotional learning, and student skills in a well-coordinated structure that promotes and enhances the learning process through close personal contact between students and teachers.
The student experience is incredibly varied, including 17 musical and performance groups across the school, 50 clubs and activities, and 63 athletic teams competing in 17 different sports. And while individual achievement is celebrated, learning at Moses Brown is a shared enterprise. We foster a close sense of community, evident in collaborative relationships between students and teachers and in our weekly meeting for worship.
Our diverse community is strong enough to hold hundreds of brilliant, unique, independent-minded people. With $7 million awarded annually in need-based financial aid, Moses Brown partners with many families to make a shared investment in bright, caring, and thoughtful children from all socioeconomic backgrounds. And with 28% of our student body being people of color, our community reflects the demographics of our drawing area. Ours is an education that is time-tested, fully immersive, and ever more relevant to today’s world. To learn more about Moses Brown School, please visit www.mosesbrown.org.
Responsibilities. Moses Brown seeks a full-time middle school English teacher to join our 5th grade team in our 5th-8th grade Middle School for the 2024-2025 school year. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach three sections of 5th Grade English, one section of 5th grade social studies, advise 10-12 middle school students, work collaboratively with Middle School Team and Department colleagues, and communicate routinely with parents, colleagues, and students. For this position, knowledge of middle level best practices and experience working with middle school children is critical. Excitement about creating engaging project-based learning experiences and supporting the social-emotional and academic growth of middle school children is required. In addition to the core teaching responsibilities, Moses Brown teachers are expected to serve on committees, attend school meetings, and have yearly co-curricular responsibilities.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Two to five years of teaching experience is preferred, although not a requirement for application. We seek candidates who are passionate about their desire to teach, advise, coach, and learn from middle school students, and eager to embrace and forward the Quaker mission of the school.
The position is effective August 2024. Compensation is competitive, and the school offers excellent benefits. Moses Brown is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring. Please submit a resume, statement of interest, and the names of three references at https://www.mosesbrown.org/about/employment. Once we have reviewed applications, we will contact select candidates to arrange for interviews.