Grade 3 Lead Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Lincoln School, Providence, RI

Division(s): Lower School
Employment type: Full-Time
Position type: Permanent (10-month)
Start date: August 2024

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We also offer a coed program from six weeks through Pre-Kindergarten. We are currently seeking applicants for a full-time Grade 3 Lead Teacher beginning in August 2024. Lincoln School values working with a diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications from individuals who share our commitment to educating girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.

The Lead Teacher is responsible for all aspects of the Grade 3 classroom:

  • Collaborates with Grade 3 team to create a uniform experience for all students
  • Creates a joyful and respectful classroom environment that celebrates the uniqueness, perspective and cultural background of each individual and that is actively anti-racist
  • Fosters a classroom culture of challenge, active learning, engagement, independence, and perseverance
  • Maintains a safe, clean, organized classroom which supports student learning, collaboration, and choice
  • Provides coverage for duties including scheduled morning and school day assignments as well as a rotating extended day duty
  • Understands the subject matter, pedagogical approaches, and resource materials of the grade level
  • Designs unit and lesson plans that use a variety of instructional formats, are differentiated, and include multiple opportunities for formative assessment; uses assessment to adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs
  • Uses available technology/instructional media to enhance the students’ learning experiences
  • Actively participates in staff meetings, committee work, and school events
  • Builds strong, appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth
  • Evaluates student performance and maintains accurate records


We seek a dynamic teacher who inspires students and works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in elementary education preferred
  • Elementary classroom teaching experience required
  • A passion for teaching and learning and an understanding of and appreciation for the developmental range of the age group
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Continuing interest in professional growth
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, with a desire to collaborate with colleagues
  • Professionalism in all aspects of the job

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume, statement of educational philosophy and a list of 3-5 references to Please list the position title in the subject heading.

Once we have reviewed and discussed the applications received, we will be in touch with select candidates to schedule interviews.

More information about Lincoln School can be found on our website at

Lincoln School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of groups historically underrepresented in independent schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lincoln School

Providence, RI
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Girls, All Gender