Upper Elementary Lead Teacher FY22-23

Faculty / Full-Time

The Rashi School, Dedham, MA

Job Summary:

The Rashi School seeks a collaborative and dynamic educator to join our Lower School in the upper elementary grades (3-5) for an anticipated opening for the 2022-2023 school year. Rashi’s Lower School uses a collaborative teaching model to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy and resilience through collaborative teaching which models behaviors of the adults. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model these traits for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

The Rashi School is the Boston-area K-8 Reform Jewish independent school. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop their identities. With the school’s foundation of rigorous academics and differentiated instruction and a mission rooted in social justice, we want our students to ask the tough questions—not just the who, what, where, but the how, why, and what can I do to fix it? Rashi graduates have the confidence to try new things and to fail forward. With kindness at their core, they become change agents in the school and beyond.

Position Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and maintain a healthy and trusting learning environment, encouraging and nurturing relationships with students
  • Guide students in their social-emotional development and in their ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships
  • Design, plan, and implement learning experiences for all content areas
  • Work collaboratively with the grade level team, Literacy Specialist, Math Specialist, and School Social Worker to support and challenge all learners
  • Regularly communicate with families about classroom happenings and student progress
  • Meaningfully integrate technologies into the classroom
  • Manage students during transition times to and from specialists
  • Attend grade level meetings with the Division Director
  • Take responsibility for set-up and clean-up of the classroom
  • Share duties (recess, lunch, etc.) set by the Assistant Head of School
  • Participate in Minyan (weekly prayer service), Kabbalat Shabbat (weekly celebration of Shabbat), and other holiday celebrations.
  • Lead Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Attend all Learning Team and Child Study meetings
  • Write report cards twice a year
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings

Personal Characteristics:

  • Collaborative
  • Creative
  • Analytical
  • Continuous learner
  • Open to feedback
  • Strong communicator 
  • Active listener
  • Demonstrates joy working with elementary aged students
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.  
  • 3 to 5 years experience teaching in an early childhood or elementary school setting.
  • Familiarity with Responsive Classroom preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, type, twist, bend, use telephone and computers.

The Rashi School

Dedham, MA
Elementary, Middle School
All Gender