The Town School is a 110 year-old coeducational Nursery through 8th Grade school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and our school’s motto, “Let there be joy in learning,” guides all members of the community. We are committed to equity and inclusion, creating a school community where all have a sense of belonging. Town students graduate as well-rounded emerging scholars and citizens who are articulate, resilient, morally responsible, and committed to a path of lifelong learning.
We now seek a new seventh and eighth grade English and History Teacher, effective September 2023. The new appointee will build on our school’s curricular and teaching excellence and collaborate with us on future possibilities. The salary range for this position is $64,000 - $115,000.*
Teaching two sections of Seventh grade History (examining the Age of Discovery and Enlightenment, from a Global perspective) and two sections of Eighth grade English (emphasizing literary analysis and expository and persuasive writing, drawing from an inclusive range of literature)
Co-leading a Homeroom and serving as an advisor to a group of students in one of the grades
Working collaboratively and professionally with subject-area, grade-level, divisional, and school-wide colleagues for curriculum planning, student support, and mentoring
Actively partnering with parents and the Upper School Student Support Team to closely monitor and support students’ progress
Differentiating instruction to attend to the needs of individual students
Communicating effectively with colleagues, parents, and administration
Serving as a full community member by attending meetings, participating in committees, and volunteering for various duties to supervise students
Contributing constructively to all faculty discussions and continue to grow professionally (i.e. conferences, in-service training, current literature)
Town is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body with respect to race, gender, age, ability, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation. Our hiring practices are consistent with our values and candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates should send a letter of interest, a resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references (in a supervisory capacity) to Carol Seeley, Head of Upper School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Base salaries do not reflect additional compensation based on degree level, stipends, and years of service beyond step 20 on the salary scale.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree
Teaching experience in a middle school setting preferred
Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning
Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy
Demonstrate a commitment to equity and support of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; demonstration of personal growth and accomplishment in this area preferred
Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, and a good sense of humor
The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.
Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The pr...ogram enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.
Town students develop social awareness through age-appropriate service within the school and the community at large. Students exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles as they learn to become involved citizens of the world.