Middle School Latin Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Fessenden School, Newton, MA

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA.  The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.  For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

Position Summary

The Fessenden School’s Middle School seeks a Latin teacher who is responsible for teaching four classes of 14 to 16 students and being a member of the fifth and sixth grade teams. Fifth Grade Latin is a thematic, project based curriculum through which students develop both study skills and language acquisition. Sixth Grade Latin focuses on culture and history where students demonstrate their use of grammar and vocabulary in interactive activities, presentations and project based learning. Creating the foundation for more advanced Latin courses and modern languages is the focus of the middle school program. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Stay current with curriculum/discipline standards and best teaching practices
  • Integrate equity, inclusion and social justice into the curriculum and lesson planning.
  • Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency in the curriculum
  • Collaborate and facilitate character education and service learning programs with Middle School Head 
  • Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including honesty, respect and compassion 
  • Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities
  • Coach a sport and/or supervise afternoon guided study hall
  • Collaborate with colleagues within grade level, division, department and student support services, including Learning Resources 
  • Perform duties such as supervising drop off and dismissal, recess, lunch; being a homeroom teacher and/or advisor, grade team member, student club facilitator: leading/assisting with fall orientation, grade trips, overnight grade trips and events.
  • Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
  • Attend team meetings
  • Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Attend professional development meetings; three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
  • Other duties as assigned

Schedule

  • Orientation August 22nd and 23rd
  • School year August 29th to June 13th
  • Monday to Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related subject
  • Two years of experience in instructing children in an academic program
  • Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet learning needs of a range of students
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control a classroom
  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students and parents
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, justice, diversity and equity
  • A commitment to boys and boys’ education
  • Successful criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in education or related subject
  • Teaching certification 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
  • Provide documentation for a full  Covid vaccination. 

To Apply

Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site.  A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references are required. 

The Fessenden School encourages applications from candidates with diverse or minority backgrounds.

The Fessenden School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, conditions, and privileges of employment.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

The Fessenden School

Newton, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding
Boys