Grade 5 Humanities Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Park School, Brookline, MA

Grade 5 Humanities Teacher 

 

About the Park School

 

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to their greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park’s faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical, and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

 

  • Design, plan, and implement creative and  innovative student-centered lessons which demonstrate a deep understanding of the academic discipline, curriculum, instruction, child development, and best practices, aligned with the goals and mission of The Park School
  • Update documentation of current curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Maintain records of individual student progress and achievement
  • Oversee and serve as primary contact between home and school as an advisor of a small group of students
  • Assess student performance and engagement, including academics, behavior, and social-emotional needs, while communicating directly with students, colleagues, and families both formally and informally when necessary
  • Establish and implement expectations for student safety and conduct; and procedures and routines, consistent with Park School policies. 
  • Participate in and contribute to an adult learning community by engaging in meetings, discussions, committees, task forces, and professional development
  • Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, weekly school duties, and activities 
  • Collaborate with all Park School employees as appropriate and consistent with Park’s policies, mission and values. 
  • Meaningfully integrate technologies into class lessons, for student learning and growth 
  • Complete administrative tasks and coverage duties as assigned (student supervision, attendance, reporting, documenting curriculum, event/activity coverage, etc.)
  • Utilize feedback and reflection to improve practice and performance
  • Collaborate with the office of  Diversity, Equity,  Inclusion & Belonging to keep multiculturalism and diversity as a priority of curricular work and curriculum development
  • Ensure that respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion, social emotional learning, and academic excellence are emphasized as core values of The Park School. 
  • Meet expectations as defined by the Park School Employee Essential Expectations

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of teaching experience at the middle school level is preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in teaching and learning & experience in working in a culturally diverse community. 
  • Motivation for and interest in professional development
  • Ability to think independently along with being collaborative  in a team environment
  • Skill in differentiating instruction
  • ​​High integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Maintain focus, adaptability and composure  in an energetic and, at times, loud environment
  • Effectively interpret, navigate, mediate, and resolve conflict with students and families in a timely manner. 
  • The ability to hold meetings in person and via supported video conference tools (i.e. Zoom or Google Meet)
  • Proficient or the ability to learn Google tools and other applications as adopted by the school, such as Veracross, SchoolPass, Atlas etc. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • The ability to sit and stand uninterrupted for 30 minute periods of time.
  • The ability to traverse on and across variable surfaces (e.g. level flooring, stairs, turf, gravel, asphalt, etc.).
  • The ability to lead, supervise and accompany students to all areas of the school campus (including all indoor and outdoor areas),  including during day-to-day responsibilities and in case of emergency. 
  • The ability to position oneself  (e.g.,  stand, sit, crouch, and kneel down) in order to support students. 
  • The ability to work outdoors, year-round, in variable weather conditions.
  • The ability to lift and hold 15  lbs overhead. 
  • The ability to occasionally  transport (e.g., move or drag)  25 lbs 
  • The ability to maintain focus and composure in an energetic and, at times, loud environment

 

Application Information

 

  • Please visit Park’s career page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, leadership/philosophy statement. 
  • Competitive salaries and benefits are offered, including a strong professional development program.
  • An equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of 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.
  • We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning. 
  • Job applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. The Park School will not sponsor an employment visa or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time for this role.

The Park School

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