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 Upper School seeks an upper school science teacher who is responsible for teaching 4 classes of 12-15 boys, being a member of one of the upper school grade teams, serving as an advisor, and supervising study halls as assigned. Typically, upper school science teachers teach two grade levels. The course content is as follows: 7th grade - Earth & Environmental Science, 8th grade - Physical Science (a combination of Chemistry and Physics), and 9th grade - Biology.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Teach and stay current with curriculum and 21st century learning
Incorporate project-based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency into teaching and learning
Collaborate with Director of Equity and integrate multicultural and social justice curriculum curriculum into the science curriculum
Collaborate and facilitate character education and service learning programs with Upper School Head
Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including honesty, compassion, and respect
Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities and meetings
Coach a sport and/ or supervise sports study hall as assigned
Collaborate with colleagues within grade level, division, department and student support services, including the Learning Resources Department
Perform duties such as supervising drop off and dismissal, recess, lunch; being a homeroom teacher and/or advisor, grade team member, student club facilitator: leading/assisting with fall orientation, grade trips, overnight grade trips and events.
Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
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 & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
Other duties as assigned
Orientation: August 21st and 22nd
School Year: August 28th to June 11th
Monday to Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bachelor’s degree in education or related subject
Two years of experience in instructing children in an academic program
Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet learning needs of a range of students
Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control 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, justice, diversity, and equity
A commitment to boys and boys’ education
Successful criminal background check
Master’s degree in education or related subject
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that 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. Other pertinent materials may be submitted as well if desired. Please apply through the Fessenden Career Site.
The Fessenden School250 Waltham Street, West Newton, Massachusetts 02465www.fessenden.org 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.