Lower School Class 5 Girls (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 elementary school teacher who seeks to share their love of learning with Class 5 girls. You are a highly energetic and productive self-starter with excellent organizational and relationship-building skills. You are adept at guiding students in the classroom and supporting them in their co-curricular pursuits.
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 grade-level team to develop curriculum, projects, and assessments (e.g., text, project-based, web-based, cooperative learning, discussion groups, field trips, homework, etc.)
  • Collaborate with specialist teachers to integrate classroom work with studies in the specialist areas
  • Provide instruction across all core subjects, including math, reading, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and social studies
  • Coordinate timely and ongoing communication and feedback to parents and faculty
  • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with teachers and academic support to effectively address those needs and employ differentiated instruction
  • 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
  • Perform other duties, as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least three years of elementary teaching experience required
  • Proficiency in subject matter and subject-specific training and instruction
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of students in this age group
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment
  • History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
  • A team player with a positive, entrepreneurial, and service- and results-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
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
All Gender, Boys, Girls