The Spence School seeks a dynamic, passionate, growth-oriented Grade 5 homeroom and history teacher to join our innovative and highly collaborative Middle School team. This position represents an exciting opportunity to join a school engaged in the ongoing refinement of a nurturing and rigorous approach to teaching and a team of teachers in the process of mapping curriculum according to the Understanding by Design framework. The ideal candidate shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching, is well-versed in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and regards collaboration as a community of adult learners as an essential component of professional growth.
Assume all of the responsibilities of a homeroom teacher that include acting in an advisory capacity and providing a home base for each student in the homeroom, being the primary contact between students and their parents/guardians, and being the point person for the other Grade 5 teachers
Teach all three sections of Grade 5 history
Collaborate in teaching teams to design curriculum, assessments, and teaching methods
Mentor and partner with an associate teacher
Participate in division-wide and department initiatives about issues of equity, pedagogy, curriculum and citizenship
Engage with parents about individual children and grade wide curriculum
Finds joy in working with children and in school life
Approaches work with optimism, energy, kindness and a sense of humor
Demonstrates cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Supports Spence’s commitment to equity
Demonstrates pedagogical skill and an appreciation for the science and the craft of teaching
Regards collaboration as an essential component of professional growth and values working on a team
Enjoys a commitment that extends beyond the classroom, including contributions to the larger school community
Possesses Masters degree
Has sustained teaching experience
About The Spence School
The Spence School, founded in 1892, is an independent school for girls and young women with an enrollment of 750 students in Grades K–12.
Spence is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.