Applewild School invites applications from teachers interested in serving as our second grade teacher at our Fitchburg campus. We seek teacher-leaders with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead by influence to help Applewild increase its inquiry-based, student-centered, interdisciplinary learning environment. Successful candidates will be willing to participate in all aspects of school life, and have a keen interest in fostering a culture of progress through professional learning and collaboration.
Some of the expected responsibilities are:
● Using curricular materials and methods consistent with Applewild’s philosophy and ethos, the faculty member plans and teaches across the academic disciplines using a variety of instructional methods.
● Fluently deploys educational technology to maximize student learning, embraces STEM/STEAM and project-based, interdisciplinary curriculum to increase student engagement and performance.
● Utilizes universal design to gracefully meet the needs of a range of learners.
● Embraces the School’s explicit focus on metacognition, with an understanding that what we teach is just as important as how we teach children to learn.
● Communicates effectively, sensitively, and collaboratively with families and fellow faculty.
● Participates in faculty meetings and professional learning communities.
● Creates a welcoming, supportive, and nurturing classroom.
● Supports general schoolhouse management tasks such as supervising lunch/transitions/recess, welcoming students at arrival and dismissal, etc.
● Must have the ability to ascend and descend stairs, as well as be able to move about our hilly campus as well as work outdoors periodically
● Must be able to regularly lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
● Demonstrated respect for children and different learning styles
● Demonstrated skill in developing curricula and balancing published materials with individually, personally created curricula
● Demonstrated familiarity with current “best practices” in education and an inherent interest in keeping up with the latest in education and brain science research
● Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and willing to embed these topics across the curriculum
● Willingness to be trained in and apply the acquired skills of Responsive Classroom, Orton-Gillingham, and the Gesell Developmental Examination
● Effective communication skills, both oral and written
● Master’s degree in Elementary, Early Childhood Education or related discipline