Grade 1 Teacher, January-June 2023

Faculty / Temporary

The Rashi School, Dedham, MA

The Rashi School seeks a collaborative and dynamic educator to join our Grade 1 Team to fill a parental leave from January 9 -June 9, 2023. Long term substitute teachers are compensated between $180-$240/day depending on prior experience and are eligible for earned sick time under Massachusetts law. 


The Grade 1 Teacher will join a high functioning and collaborative Grade 1 Team made up of two lead teachers, supervised by the Pre-K-Grade 1 Coordinator, and supported by a Literacy and Math Specialist. All Rashi faculty and staff aim to inspire and challenge Rashi students. Rashi’s Lower School uses a collaborative teaching model to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy and resilience through collaborative teaching which models behaviors of the adults. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model these traits for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 


The Rashi School is the Boston-area K-8 Reform Jewish independent school. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop their identities. With the school’s foundation of rigorous academics and differentiated instruction and a mission rooted in social justice, we want our students to ask the tough questions—not just the who, what, where, but the how, why, and what can I do to fix it? Rashi graduates have the confidence to try new things and to fail forward. With kindness at their core, they become change agents in the school and beyond.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and maintain a healthy and trusting learning environment, encouraging and nurturing relationships with students
  • Guide students in their social-emotional development and in their ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships
  • Design, plan, and implement learning experiences for all content areas
  • Work collaboratively with the Grade 1 Teachers, Literacy Specialist, Math Specialist, and School Social Worker to support and challenge all learners
  • Regularly communicate with families about classroom happenings and student progress
  • Meaningfully integrate technologies into the classroom
  • Manage students during transition times to and from specialists.
  • Attend grade level meetings with the Division Director.
  • Take responsibility for set-up and clean-up of the classroom
  • Share duties (recess, lunch, etc.) set by the Assistant Head of School for Academic Operations
  • Participate in Tefillah, Kabbalat Shabbat, and other holiday celebrations.
  • Participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • Attend all Learning Team and Child Study meetings
  • Contribute to writing progress reports
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings

Personal Characteristics:


  • Collaborative
  • Creative
  • Analytical
  • Continuous learner
  • Open to feedback
  • Strong communicator 
  • Active listener
  • Demonstrates joy working with elementary aged students
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values


Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.  
  • Prior experience teaching in an early childhood or elementary school setting.
  • Familiarity with Responsive Classroom preferred


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, type, twist, bend, use telephone and computers.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least 3 professional references to jobs@rashi.orgRashi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their intersectional identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law


The Rashi School

Dedham, MA
Elementary, Middle School
All Gender