Lower School Class 1 Boys (2024-2025 Academic Year)

Faculty / Full-Time

Dexter Southfield School, Brookline, MA

About Dexter Southfield 
Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Students learn to lead and serve with character, confidence, and compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, embracing our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
We are seeking an experienced lower school teacher who seeks to share their love of learning with Class 1 boys. You are an energetic and productive self-starter with excellent organizational and relationship building skills and are adept at guiding students in the classroom and supporting them in their extracurricular pursuits.
We are seeking candidates with a solid understanding of early childhood and/or elementary education and development, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and experience working with a range of abilities and teaching foundational reading skills, strategies, and fluency.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
  • Foster a culture of high expectations for students in a supportive, academically rigorous learning environment
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate lesson plans that align with School standards
  • Support the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of each child
  • Collaborate with peer faculty to develop curriculum, projects, and assessments (e.g., text-based, project-based, web-based, cooperative learning, discussion groups, field trips, homework, etc.)
  • Provide instruction across all subjects including math, reading, social studies, English, spelling, and vocabulary and collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty (science, fine and performing arts, computers, STEM, and athletics)
  • Coordinate timely and ongoing communication and feedback to faculty and parents
  • Identify unique student needs and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every child; collaborate with teachers and academic support team to effectively address a variety of learners
  • Create a learning environment that promotes character, respect, and goodwill
  • Demonstrate a commitment to training and professional development to remain current with educational standards, emerging technology, classroom resources, and pedagogy
  • Actively participate in faculty meetings, in-service programs, and training workshops
  • Support an inclusive school community that promotes cultural competence, diversity, and respect for all
  • Perform other duties, as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and experience teaching foundational reading skills is required; advanced degree and reading training is preferred
  • At least three years of full-time classroom experience teaching elementary-aged students
  • Experience planning, organizing, developing, and conducting comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Working knowledge of teaching principles and theories, behavior management, conflict resolution strategies
  • Effective interpersonal, time management, and communication skills (oral, written, non-verbal)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral attributes of lower school students
  • Create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
  • Engage in ongoing continued education and professional development
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We value a diverse and inclusive community in which different identities and perspectives are accepted and respected to create a sense of belonging for all.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit the Careers page of our website to submit a cover letter and resume through our online application portal at www.dextersouthfield.org/careers 

Dexter Southfield School

Brookline, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender, Boys, Girls