Grade III Gradehead

Faculty / Temporary

Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

Basic Purpose: Shady Hill is looking for a Grade III Gradehead Parental Leave replacement. The leave coverage would begin the week of February 14, 2022 and go through the end of the academic year which is June 15, 2022.

Specific Gradehead Responsibilities:

  • Teach the year-long, grade level assigned Central Subject which integrates instruction in language and literature, mathematics, science, music and art (Grade III: Whales and Whaling)
  • Teach mathematics, using manipulative-based math materials to cover topics including computation, numeration, patterns, measurement, classification and graphing
  • Work closely and collaboratively with grade level team and department teachers to shape and refine curriculum
  • Manage all classroom responsibilities, including designing and implementing curriculum, differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners, utilizing a variety of approaches to teaching and assessing students
  • Communicate regularly about student progress by writing reports, holding conferences with parents/guardians and meeting with other faculty and administrators to support the needs of individuals
  • Monitor the social, emotional and academic lives of students
  • Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, serving on committees, participating in admissions activities and performing weekly recess and dismissal duties, as well as volunteering for coverage duties when needed
  • Engage in professional development to enhance inclusive teaching and leadership practices. The school offers extensive professional development opportunities, including faculty summer study, travel grants, and yearly trips to the People of Color Conference for BIPOC employees


  • Masters degree and prior teaching experience preferred
  • Familiarity with integrated learning through a thematic approach
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging literacy, accomplished-reader skills and the craft of writing
  • Experience in helping children to construct mathematical knowledge through conceptually-based mathematics instruction that uses manipulatives and a problem-solving approach
  • Effective, timely, and professional communication skills
  • Experience with multicultural and anti-bias teaching strategies 
  • A keen interest in pursuing professional development opportunities

Finalists are expected to teach a demonstration lesson. A writing sample and college transcripts are also required. 

The annual salary for faculty is determined according to a step scale commensurate with experience.   

To apply: please send a cover letter, resume, and three references as separate documents to: Please be sure to include “Grade III Gradehead-Parental Leave Coverage” in the subject line of the email. 

COVID 19 Protocols:

All Shady Hill employees are required to wear a mask while indoors, maintain social distance, participate in bi-weekly testing and proof of vaccination is required. All health and safety protocols are subject to change based on state, local and CDC guidelines and at the discretion of the Health and Safety Team. 

Shady Hill offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information on Shady Hill please visit us at




Shady Hill School

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