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Teacher, elementary (gr 1-5)

  • Full time
  • Central MA
  • 40-45000(plus housing, meals) USD / Year

Website Applewild School Applewild School

A Belief in the Future

Applewild School invites applications for 1st to 5th grade elementary teaching positions for the 2023-2024 school year.

We are looking for homeroom teachers to teach ELA, Social Studies, and math. We are a metacognitive school for someone who enjoys working with younger children and who truly has a passion for teaching. It demands energy, creativity, flexibility, humor, and a desire to work within a collaborative environment. Our students have hands-on experiences that allow them to explore their world with their senses and have opportunities to exercise their developing skills and talents. We educate the whole child and a solid understanding of child development guides our curriculum and activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Using approved curricular materials and methods consistent with Applewild’s philosophy and ethos, the faculty member plans and teaches language arts, mathematics, and social studies
  • Develops new curricula to better meet the needs of students
  • Uses, understands, updates, and analyzes the curriculum map to assess the effectiveness of curriculum materials and methods for excellence at the grade level and for consistency and continuity throughout each department and division
  • Develops, plans and teaches study skills
  • Assesses and reports on student progress by actively communicating with students’ families using email, telephone, notes, checklists, grades, comments and parent conferences
  • Communicates effectively and sensitively with families. Communicates effectively and collaboratively with fellow faculty and administration on student progress and concerns
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings and other professional learning committees
  • Creates a welcoming, supportive, nurturing classroom by teaching an excellent affective curriculum using approved materials. Currently, Applewild faculty members in grades K-6 use the Responsive Classroom curriculum for these purposes.

About Applewild School:

Applewild has been a cherished community institution since 1957 and we iteratively innovate to ensure we offer a compelling and relevant education. We have a main campus in Fitchburg, Massachusetts which is approximately one hour from Boston. We offer preschool through 9th grade, including a small junior boarding program for students in grades 4-9.  We also have “Foundations at Applewild” which is located on the Fitchburg campus and serves students in grades two through eighth with diagnosed language-based learning disabilities.

We are thankful to draw a broad range of students from over 32 towns and several countries, and well over half of our students receive financial assistance in order to attend. Our core values and competencies lay the foundation for a culture that encourages respect, honesty, compassion, and fairness. Our faculty have invested in their professional growth to create an educational environment that is deeply metacognitive — our goal is to teach children to be the protagonists in their own educations. At Applewild, we know that once children feel emotionally safe and valued for who they are, then children will avail themselves to deeper and more authentic learning experiences.

When considering adult additions to our community, we are very interested in growing our diversity and in diverse perspectives and experiences. We seek smart, creative, and thoughtful professionals who are interested in trying new things knowing that some failures are intrinsic to cultivating a culture of progress. We are looking for professionals who care deeply about developing the next generation for a future we know will be marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Intellectual curiosity, cognitive agility, passion, and emotional resiliency are paramount for success. We are committed to offering a progressive but proven curriculum, so professionals seeking to join our community must be keen on teaching using student-centered and project-based learning. We are a small school so everyone wears multiple “hats” to meet the needs of our community.

The School is accredited through the Association of Independent Schools of New England and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and The Association of Boarding Schools.

Applewild School is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  We welcome individuals that add to the diversity and vibrancy of our community.

Applewild is a junior boarding school, so housing is available.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, and resume to Amy Jolly, Head of School to (please indicate position in subject line).

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