PreKindergarten Teacher

Faculty / Interim

Fayerweather Street School, Cambridge, MA

Position: PreKindergarten Maternity Teaching Position (21-22 School Year)

Reports to: Head of School; Assistant Head of School

Hours: Fulltime (January-June)

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Description: Fayerweather seeks a full-time PreKindergarten Maternity Leave Teacher to start by the beginning to the middle of January, 2022 till the conclusion of the school year.

With thorough and thoughtful teacher observation in our PK program, academic progress and social-emotional development is closely monitored and nurtured. Our academic team engages in ongoing communication with families to cultivate a robust learning plan and an effective structure for each child. As learning evolves, children become confident self-starters, who are respectful of others, independent of mind, and ready to embrace a culture defined by inclusion and community.

Imagination and exploration set the stage for Fayerweather’s youngest learners in PreK. Our differentiated instruction is inherently creative, built to respond to change and to focus on each child’s skills and strengths. School days for PreK students cultivate individual expression and include a mix of independent assignments, group projects, collaborations, and classroom instruction.

More recently, our PreK classroom has adopted a Forest School program, where the curriculum is often emergent, focusing on learner-led outdoor play that encourages curiosity and exploration.

Responsibilities, Skills and Qualifications:

Working at FSS

  • be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education
  • demonstrate strong cultural awareness and responsiveness, as well as experience supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

Teaching at FSS

  • implement a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children in collaboration with a co-teacher
  • teach early math and literacy programs using developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum
  • plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of our students.
  • actively ensure growth in every student by utilizing a variety of instructional techniques
  • maintain classroom management conducive to learning

Responsibilities at FSS

  • performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays
  • document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
  • narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
  • facilitate with co-teacher Spring parent conferences
  • attending weekly staff meetings
  • participating in admissions programming as needed
  • and other duties as assigned

Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best, and have voice and agency in their school community. We help young people develop the knowledge, skills and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse and increasingly interdependent world. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education, and we are committed to building a diverse, welcoming and equitable community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day.

Fayerweather Street School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning.

Fayerweather Street School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Please be prepared to provide at least three references, and at least two of your references must be, or have been, someone you directly reported to.

Fayerweather Street School

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