Lower School Science Teacher – Family Leave Replacement

Faculty / Interim

Dedham Country Day School, Dedham, MA

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks a part-time Lower School Science Teacher to join the robust faculty and staff in our pre-kindergarten to grade 8 community for a family leave position. The role may include duties between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Thursday. The appointment is for late August through December 2024. Additional work as a general substitute teacher may also be available in addition to the part-time family leave role.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach science to lower school students 
  • Promote the social and emotional growth of students 
  • Provide ongoing communication with parents and compose formal comments on each student at the conclusion of the fall term
  • Collaborate with lower school faculty on curricular and cultural initiatives
  • Evaluate and integrate emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom 
  • Participate in division meetings and weekly faculty/staff meetings
  • Take part in the school community as a contributing member through weekly recess and lunch duties

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in with an advanced degree in science or education preferred
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience 
  • Strong organizational, time management, communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for working with children
  • A openness to integrate academic technology into the classroom experience
  • An eagerness to embrace multicultural perspectives with experience building an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias teaching practices
  • A willingness to be part of a collaborative team

School Mission and Philosophy:

DCD is proud to offer an educational experience that:

  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks;
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles; and 
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

Diversity Statement:

Dedham Country Day School fosters a sense of community in which children feel seen, cared for and valued. We strive to provide children with a multicultural and culturally responsive education that honors the diversity of our community and the larger world. At DCD, we believe diversity includes a broad and evolving list of traits, including age, ethnicity, culture, nationality, family configuration, gender identity, orientation, social and economic class, physical and learning differences, religion, as well as other characteristics that contribute to each individual’s full identity. Embracing our motto, Learning Is a Way of Life, DCD supports its community in understanding and appreciating multiple perspectives, identifying and rejecting stereotypes and prejudices, understanding systemic oppression in all forms, and working for equity and belonging at DCD and beyond.

Application Information: 

We strongly encourage applications from people of color or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. Additionally, DCD places a high value on the professional growth of all faculty and staff and provides outstanding opportunities for individual professional development.

Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary and benefits plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for professional references to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at kouellette@dcds.net.

Dedham Country Day School is an independent, coeducational Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 8 school located just west of Boston in Dedham MA. DCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.

Dedham Country Day School

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