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5th Grade Humanities Teacher

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The Wesley School is seeking an enthusiastic and team-oriented educator to join The Wesley School in the position of a 5th Grade Humanities Teacher.  This position reports directly to the 5th -8th Division Director.

The responsibilities of a 5th Grade Humanities Teacher include, but are not limited to the list below:


Teach English language arts and social studies to two sections of 5th grade students
Serve as a homeroom teacher/advisor for approximately 18 students
Plan curriculum, lessons, and assessments in collaboration with other grade level and subject area teachers
Work collaboratively with staff and other faculty to analyze student learning, differentiate instruction, support DEIJ work, and foster a positive school culture in line with the school’s mission and philosophy
Create and prepare long-range unit lessons and specific classroom lessons in the Humanities, employing a variety of methodologies such as whole group, small group and individual work
Track student learning and skill mastery
Explain and maintain school behavioral expectations and hold students accountable
Work with the Student Support colleagues to identify and support individual students’ academic and social needs.
Work with students after school when necessary
Follow school protocol for communication and communicate effectively and professionally as needed with administrators, colleagues, outside professionals, and parents.
Collaborate actively with Associate Teacher(s) to ensure an optimal partnership to support student needs
Coordinate with student support and specialist teachers as needed
Hold parent/teacher conferences twice a year and produce report cards and narrative comments in a timely fashion
Help plan and organize class field trips
Attend and participate in faculty and band level meetings, as well as periodic professional development days
Attend to your own personal and professional development, including in the realm of DEIJ work, in line with the school’s mission and values
Facilitate, attend, and assist with assemblies and Communities (Grade level student presentations, Generations Day, Halloween, etc.)
Attend daytime and/or overnight field trips as required by grade level
Participate in recess and lunch supervision
Attend after school academic and community events
Support the School and its leadership.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Environment: Sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time. Light to moderate lifting (up to 30 pounds). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, and sound hearing. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The ability to speak clearly and coherently is also required. Reaching, kneeling, pulling, pushing, bending, crawling, walking, running, jumping, writing, and keyboarding.

Finally, in the spirit of being a professional member of this community, many of the responsibilities of the position are associated with obligations to engage in school work on evenings, weekends, and summers as necessary, to satisfy school deadlines and the expression of the school’s commitments and initiatives. These obligations include but are not limited to a variety of evening events to engage with families, planning of lessons and units as well as assessment of student learning, documentation of the same including report cards and communication with families, and ongoing professional learning. In each instance the school will exert its best efforts to be supportive of and responsive to your needs and challenges.

Qualifications and Desired Characteristics

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Advanced degree and/or teaching credential preferred
Experience with lower school students preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Enthusiastic and collaborative spirit
Commitment to working within an institution that values equity and belonging

Salary Range for Lead Teachers is $70,000-$110,000.  Note that the upper section of this range is reserved for applicants with significant experience.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a current resume to [email protected] and include “5th Grade Humanities Teacher” in the subject line.

The Wesley School is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, religion, and genetic information. Candidates of color and candidates from other groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@wesleyschool.org

5th Grade Humanities Teacher
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