Upper Elementary Teacher (Grade 5)

Faculty / Full-Time

Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA

Summary: Supports the fundamental educational mission of the school by teaching core subjects such as Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Studies as well as additional subjects and/or skills to students


School: Shore provides a challenging educational program for children from PreK through Grade 9.  We seek to create a stimulating learning experience for our students, recognizing the various developmental stages of children as they grow. Working in partnership with the family, Shore encourages academic, personal, creative, and physical development consistent with each child’s potential. Faculty members are committed to establishing teaching styles which allow students to become critical thinkers who possess self-confidence and personal integrity. We believe in communicating standards of performance and behavior so children can become reliable citizens who take responsibility for their actions. We encourage them to find strength in diversity, appreciate differences, and recognize the need for mutual respect among all individuals. By developing a willingness in each child to take appropriate risks in a supportive learning environment, we inspire in our students a genuine love of learning.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Plan, organize, implement, and supervise a developmentally appropriate, interdisciplinary, concept-based, and culturally sensitive upper elementary program
  • Provide appropriate differentiation to support individual learners in the classroom 
  • Mentor a Teaching Assistant, providing supervision and training
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty and in accordance with the Shore curriculum
  • Develop positive relationships with children and their parents
  • Develop daily lesson plans
  • Assess the development and needs of individual children on a regular basis and communicate progress to parents and the Head of Lower School
  • Organize and maintain a healthy, safe, and inclusive learning environment 
  • Maintain verbal and written communication with parents on a regular basis 
  • Maintain discipline in classroom as well as monitor and enforce the school’s Community Code
  • Envision, coordinate, and supervise class field trips
  • Write narrative reports on students two times each year and conduct parent-teacher conferences three times each year
  • Participate in pertinent department, division, and all-employee meetings
  • Interpret Shore policy to parents
  • Perform necessary duties and implement schedules in collaboration with other faculty members
  • Participate in professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops for the purpose of professional development
  • Keep abreast of current research and practices in elementary education, child development, and equity and justice issues
  • Maintain necessary records
  • Counsel and advise students on social and academic concerns
  • Perform related duties such as supervising and/or sponsoring one or more student  activities or student organizations


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform these essential duties.  This list is intended to be illustrative, but not exhaustive. 



      Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university



  • Ability to effectively listen, respond, and present information to students, parents, school employees, and the general public
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image at all times
  • Skilled writer



  • Exhibits strong organizational skills, demonstrates innovative thinking, and takes initiative
  • Has knowledge of current curricular and instructional practice
  • Has knowledge of and ability to use technology in support of teaching


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job, unless those accommodations would impose an undue hardship upon the school.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works 

in outside weather conditions

  • The employee may have to ascend and descend stairs
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds



Interested applicants kindly submit electronic copies of a cover letter, resume, and the names and

contact information of three references to:

Sara Knox, Head of Lower School

Shore Country Day School

545 Cabot Street

Beverly, MA 01915




An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Shore Country Day School (the “School”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School of ers equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and all employees without regard sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. An applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications of the position(s) for which the applicant applies will not be considered for employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete this application, interview for the position, or otherwise participate in the hiring process, please notify us.


Shore Country Day School

Beverly, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender