Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, PreK - Grade 12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in all-girls education. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our websitewww.baldwinschool.org.
The Baldwin School seeks applicants for the position of Upper Elementary Teacher with the responsibility for grade level classroom duties as well as core instruction in Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, and Social Studies. The successful candidate will possess excellent content knowledge; a love of working with students and creating a joyful learning environment; creativity and a thirst for innovation; a high level of energy and flexibility; a reflective and growth-oriented mindset; and a sense of humor. She or he will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversations and experiences with students and colleagues; possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. In addition to the duties described above, the successful candidate will support the school's mission, and contribute to the life of the school by fulfilling duties typical of independent day school life. Successful candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for girls' education.
Develop a warm, inclusive and supportive classroom culture where children have high expectations for themselves and for others, are self-motivated and self-directed, and value and love learning.
Collaborate with grade level partner to provide a cohesive learning environment for all students.
Use Singapore Math and Journeys ELA programs as the foundational math and ELA tools to provide whole group, small group and individual instruction.
Integrate inquiry-based Lower School Social Studies curriculum in its inaugural year.
Differentiate instruction and materials to meet the diverse academic, social and emotional needs of learners in the classroom.
Design hands-on, engaging learning activities that emphasize critical thinking and real-world problem solving while developing skill proficiency.
Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly; provide students with regular and timely feedback about their progress.
Collaborate with colleagues to design interdisciplinary and project-based learning experiences.
Maintain an ongoing dialogue with parents about student progress, through emails, phone calls, report-writing and in-person conferences.
Maintain strong communication with colleagues, families, and administration.
Create and regularly update a digital classroom page, using our learning management system (LMS), as a primary means of communicating classroom activities to families.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and course work in Elementary Education or related field; Master's Degree preferred.
3-5 years teaching experience.
Experience with Singapore Math and Responsive Classroom preferred.
Experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, interdisciplinary curriculum planning, and authentic measures of student learning.
Experience integrating technology into teaching practice to support learning and deepen projects (Google applications, MacBooks/iPads, Promethean Board, etc.)
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom.
A commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community and to working actively to introduce students to diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives.
Appreciation and understanding of DEI in practice.
Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is an independent college preparatory school, developing talented girls into confident young women with vision, global understanding and the competency to make significant and enduring contributions to the world. The School nurtures our students’ passion for intellectual rigor in academics, creativity in the arts and competition in athletics, forming women capable of leading their generation while living balanced lives. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes ethical integrity and independence of thought.