Newtowne School, a Reggio Emilia-inspired, family cooperative preschool in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has added an additional position of All-School teacher to support child-centered, emergent curriculum for its Early Drop (8:00-8:30), Core (8:30-12:30), and Extended Day (12:30-3:30) programs. Our school consists of four classrooms that serve children aged 22 months to 5 years. This position is for the academic year (September-June) with the optional opportunity to join our summer program (July-mid August) teaching staff. This position is .875 FTE (35 hours/week), with some scheduling flexibility.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The All-School Teacher role requires close collaboration with teachers in all classrooms, as well as the Atelierista, Inclusion Specialist, School Coordinator, and Executive Director. It can include creative opportunities to support planning, curriculum development, and documentation. Additional responsibilities include attending faculty meetings and professional development, as well as other duties assigned by the Leadership Team. This position is an excellent opportunity for a teacher looking to develop professionally in one or more of the following ways: to develop Reggio Emilia-inspired practices, to gain experience in both toddler and preschool classrooms, and/or to develop a broad repertoire of strategies for supporting culturally- and linguistically-diverse learners and those with special rights.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidates will have many of the following:
Massachusetts EEC Preschool or Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher certification (both preferred) or equivalent
Bachelor’s degree in education, child development, or related field
At least 2 years of early childhood teaching experience
Proficiency in implementing inquiry-based curricula, with a focus on observation, reflection, and documentation
Dedication to anti-bias and anti-racist curriculum and committment to teaching for social justice
Experience supporting students with special rights
Previous involvement in a cooperative preschool and/or navigating home-school partnerships
Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Excellent communication skills
Interest and/or experience in progressive, Reggio-inspired educational settings
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to our Hiring Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that teachers must clear a full background check before beginning to work in classrooms.
Newtowne School is committed to building and sustaining a diverse early education workforce. Teachers from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
ABOUT NEWTOWNE SCHOOL
Serving roughly 60 students of diverse backgrounds, the Newtowne School’s mission is to provide a warm, caring environment that seeks to guide young children as they become citizens of the world. We are committed to developing children’s self-confidence and love of learning as we help them learn to negotiate new relationships and appreciate diversity. Our Reggio-inspired community is deeply cooperative, with families, teachers, and administrators working together to create a peaceful and supportive environment for the children, both in school and as part of the larger Cambridge community.
Newtowne School offers starting salary that is commensurate with Cambridge Public Schools and a competitive benefit package, including health and dental contributions, paid flexible time off (FTO), a 403(b) plan with a 3% employer match upon employment, opportunities for continued learning and professional development, a collegial and open-minded faculty, and connection to an engaged and loving community of families. For more information about the Newtowne School, please visit us at www.newtowneschool.org.