Grade 6 Homeroom and ELA Teacher, One Year (AY24-25)

Faculty / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: August 2024

Reports to: Lower School Director

Job Summary: 

BB&N is seeking a full-time Grade 6 Homeroom and Language Arts Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year. This is a one-year role with possible continuation after participation in a search process conducted during the school year. The BB&N Lower School consists of Beginners through Grade 6.

Responsibilities include managing a homeroom as well as teaching three sections of English Language Arts. The core of the English Language Arts program follows a curriculum designed using an analytical approach to literature. Writing serves as the cornerstone of the curriculum, fostering critical thinking and expression through an analytical exploration of literature. In addition, this teacher collaborates with the Social Studies teacher for cross-curricular discussions and projects on human rights, identity, and race. There is also collaboration between the sixth-grade and Middle School teams to plan programs that transition sixth graders to the Middle School.

Responsibilities also include creating and maintaining a positive classroom climate, involvement in curriculum development, evaluating each student’s performance and growth, planning and presenting displays designed to exhibit students’ work for the school community, working closely with other teachers in developing single discipline, and interdisciplinary learning experiences, preparing progress reports and conference with families throughout the year, and performing scheduled campus duties.

This position teams with other faculty members to chaperone a 4 day/3 night trip with the Grade 6 students in October.

Some additional responsibilities include but are not limited to, leading/co-leading affinity groups, attendance at weekly faculty meetings, ordering of materials, tools, and instructional aids, and any other duties that may be assigned by the Administration.

In addition, teachers are expected to be committed to the following practices:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the curriculum and the community.

  • Social-emotional learning

  • Using the visual arts to expand on the thoughts and ideas of the students.

  • Collaboration between adults in our community that evolves and advances practice.

  • Documentation and assessment of learning in ways that make the learning visible.

  • Understanding of Inquiry based-interdisciplinary research projects and the development of authentic and meaningful experiences that results in exemplary work (a student’s best work) and lifelong learning.

  • Organization and use of materials within different disciplines in skilled and inventive ways to deepen learning.

  • Installation of organized and aesthetically pleasing learning environments.

Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the Upper Elementary or Middle School level, an understanding of cognitive and social development for children at this age, and a strong knowledge of instruction and assessment practices in English Language Arts. In addition, candidates should be well-versed in interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum. A degree in English or a Master’s degree is preferred.

In addition, the candidate should demonstrate:

  • Joy working with elementary-aged students, and an understanding of child development for this age group

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

  • Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum

  • Ability to lead discussions with students, asking probing questions to help them discover independent readings of texts

  • Ability to help students learn to annotate texts

  • Comfortable teaching a variety of texts (short stories, poetry, novels, etc.) and writing genres

  • A desire to continue seeking professional development

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the curriculum

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and families

  • Curriculum design and assessment experience

  • Ability to receive feedback

Salary: $67,000.00 – $97,400.00

BB&N offers competitive salaries and benefits and employs equitable and consistent compensation practices. Our compensation strategy prioritizes equity of pay for faculty with similar years of teaching and other related experience. Starting full-time salaries for the 2023-2024 school year typically range from a starting salary of $67,000 to the median 20 year teaching experience salary of $97,400.  Both of these salaries are exclusive of additional compensation granted to faculty with relevant advanced degrees.  The starting salary for any hired candidate is based on experience within salary bands.

Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more.

To Apply:  

Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, we strongly encourage all employees to receive at least one of the Pfizer, or Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines before commencing employment.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender