Renbrook School, an independent day school for children age three to grade eight, located in West Hartford, Connecticut, is currently seeking a warm, experienced, and innovative teacher to work collaboratively with the rest of its Grade Five team. The ideal candidate will understand how to provide differentiated and extended learning experiences within the context of a progressive school and use a variety of teaching strategies to engage students in learning. This particular Grade Five position will be a homeroom teacher to one cohort of 14 students and teach writing and history to two Grade Five cohorts. Renbrook plans to open to students, on campus, in the fall.
Commitment to professional development and a growth mindset
Hardworking, organized, communicative, and professional
Sense of humor, authentic empathy, warmth, and collegiality
Commitment to Renbrook’s comprehensive efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion
Design and deliver inquiry-driven curriculum and instruction in writing and history that includes interdisciplinary projects and differentiated instruction
Collaborate with colleagues to design integrated curriculum, projects, and service-learning opportunities
Lead daily morning meetings using Responsive Classroom and mindfulness-based approaches
Create a classroom space that is differentiated, engaging, and responsive
Integrate technology to support learning
Identify and respond to individual students’ academic, social, and emotional needs, including learning differences in collaboration with Student Support Services
Plan, design, and implement authentic assessment of student progress
Write report cards and conference with parents
Use documentation to make learning visible to the children and families
Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Education (experience in an independent schools preferred)
A minimum of three years classroom teaching experience
Experience with progressive pedagogy, student-centered teaching, project-based learning, integrated curriculum planning, and authentic measures of student learning.
Please submit cover letter with resume, philosophy of teaching, and three letters of reference included together in one PDF document, to email@example.com with Grade 5 in the subject line.
Internal Number: Renbrook 2020 I
About Renbrook School
Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool through ninth grade co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school enrolls 330 students from 30 cities and towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renbrook experience is defined by a high degree of academic rigor, personalized attention as a result of small class sizes, a nurturing environment, and an emphasis on values and respect among members of a tight-knit community.
Renbrook School is an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.
Renbrook School will make a reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.