Grade 4 Teacher (Immediate Opening)
The Rashi School, Dedham, MA
Grade 4 Teacher–Immediate Opening
The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8, seeks a Grade 4 Teacher for the remainder 2023-2024 school year. Candidates will also have the opportunity to apply to continue in this role in the fall of 2024. 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 empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends.
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 and our core values for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission.
- 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 including ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Jewish Studies.
- Work collaboratively with the grade level team, Literacy Specialist, Math Specialist, School Social Worker, and Department Chairs 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 Minyan (weekly prayer service), Kabbalat Shabbat (weekly celebration of Shabbat), and other holiday celebrations.
- Lead Parent-Teacher Conferences.
- Attend all Learning Team and Child Study meetings.
- Write report cards twice a year.
- Attend weekly faculty meetings.
- Continuous learner
- Open to feedback
- Strong communicator
- Active listener
- Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
- Demonstrates joy working with elementary aged students
- Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
- 3 to 5 years experience teaching in an early childhood or elementary school setting.
- Familiarity with Responsive Classroom preferred.
- Able to sit, stand, type, twist, bend.
- Able to use telephone and computers.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rashi 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 varied 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.