Moses Brown is a 236-year old co-educational independent day school enrolling 750 students nursery through twelfth grade. A Friends school, MB exists to inspire children to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person that is worthy of dignity and respect. We consider simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences to be paramount in helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their identity and mission in the world. In its hiring practices, Moses Brown does not discriminate, and seeks to maximize the diversity of the school, in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language.
We are seeking a full-time fifth grade science teacher to join our fifth grade team. The fifth grade program nurtures the social, emotional, and academic development of each child. A team of three teachers, who teach mathematics, ELA and science work collaboratively to lead a dynamic fifth grade academic program. Fifth grade teachers are advisors to a group of 12-13 students, and serve the critically important role as liaisons between the school and parents.
In addition to the core teaching responsibilities, Moses Brown teachers are expected to serve on committees, attend school meetings, and have yearly co-curricular responsibilities.
A desire to work in a team-based collaborative classroom is essential. This position offers an opportunity to collaborate daily in a team-based classroom, facilitating learning in a community that prioritizes the following:
Commitment to Co-Teaching and Collaboration
Demonstrates cultural competency skills by embracing the vitality of a diverse community and fostering an environment of respect and inclusion, while actively working to build an equitable school community grounded in our Quaker values
Fosters a culture of learning that supports regular, meaningful growth opportunities for both students and teachers
Collegiality and Professionalism
Engages families as partners in a student’s success while recognizing and respecting differences in family backgrounds, structures, and cultures
Engages meaningfully in school professional growth opportunities and enhances professional growth by giving and seeking assistance from other team members
Expert Thinking and Teaching
Uses a variety of tools to make instructional decisions, monitor student learning, provide feedback to students, and facilitate students’ self-monitoring of learning
Creates a classroom in which students are engaged, pedagogy is student-centered, and time is intentionally organized to maximize the learning of each child, with an emphasis on Project-Based learning.
Implements a student-centered social-emotional curriculum, such as Responsive Classroom
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Upper elementary or middle school teaching experience is preferred, although not a requirement for application. A Master’s degree or a teaching credential is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: The position is effective August 2021. Compensation is competitive, and the school offers excellent benefits. Moses Brown is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring. Please submit a resume, cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references to [email protected] It is very important that you indicate “5th Grade Science” in the subject line of the email. Once our search committee has read and discussed applications, we will be in touch with select candidates to arrange interviews.
About Moses Brown
Moses Brown School is a co-educational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.
In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language).