Second Grade Teacher

Fairfield Country Day School, a K-9 all-boys school in Connecticut, is seeking a second grade teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, along with a current resume and list of professional references, to Margot Pearce, Head of School. margot.pearce@fairfieldcountryday.org
Responsibilities:
  • Lead all aspects of the second grade classroom program, including the teaching of reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, character development, public speaking, and special events.
  • Create an active culture of learning that establishes positive relationships between boys and meets their unique social-emotional development.
  • Establish partnerships with families to provide regular feedback on student development through conversations and written progress reports.
  • Use formative assessments and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of individual students, challenging and supporting all learners through differentiation.
  • Collaborate with other teachers across the school to use best practices for the teaching of boys, participating as fully as possible in the life of the school beyond the second grade classroom program.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology to support in-person, hybrid, and remote learning as needed.
  • Communicate clearly and directly with boys, parents, and colleagues.
  • Maintain curriculum maps and prepare lessons thoroughly.
  • Participate in the family-style dining program with boys.
  • Assist in enforcing school rules and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned by Head of School
Qualifications:
  • Independent school experience or familiarity is desirable
  • A Master’s Degree in Childhood education and 3+ years of teaching elementary-age children preferred.
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