The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.
The Fessenden School’s Middle School seeks a full time substitute teacher for Latin grade 5 and 6 to cover a leave. The teacher is responsible for teaching and assessing 5 classes of 11 to 12 boys, being a member of the fifth and sixth grade team and carrying out duties such as homeroom, recess and lunch.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Substitute in language classes.
Latin teacher preferred, but would consider a language teacher
Assume teaching responsibilities including but not limited to lesson planning, assessment, grading and reporting
Assist and supervise classrooms if the primary teacher is remote
Perform duties as assigned by the division head
Teach and stay current with curriculum and 21st century learning
Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning, and cultural
competency in lessons
Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including the core values of honesty, respect and compassion
Perform duties such as supervising drop-off and dismissal, recess, and lunch; being a homeroom teacher and/or advisor, grade team member, and student club facilitator; leading/assisting with fall orientation, day grade trips, overnight grade trips, and events
Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
Attend professional development meetings; three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Maintain regular and reliable attendance
Maintain current CPR/AED and first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
Experience in instructing children in an academic, athletic, or camp programs
Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage a classroom
Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization, and problem solving with minimal supervision
Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents
Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, social justice, diversity, and equity
A commitment to boys and boys’ education
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that are are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:
Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear
Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
Every applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references through the Fessenden Career Website. Other pertinent materials may be submitted as well if desired.
About The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School
250 Waltham Street, West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
The Fessenden School (525 students, Pre-K through 9th Grade) located ten miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest all boys, junior boarding school in the country.
The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy's talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.
For more than 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. Faculty programs include ongoing professional development relating to the education of boys, cultural competency, project-based learning, academic technology, and differentiated learning.