Nashoba Brooks School seeks a full-time English and social studies teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year to teach and serve as an advisor for middle school students in Grade 6. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching in a dynamic, student-centered school committed to continuous learning and excellence in 21st century education. A teacher at Nashoba Brooks models the mission of the School to create a student-centered, mission-driven learning environment for students.
Nashoba Brooks teachers:
Work closely with teaching and administrative employees to support the educational, social and emotional development of students.
Communicate proactively and effectively with students and parents, including writing individualized student reports, and participating in parent/teacher conferences.
Participate as an active member of teaching teams to support curriculum development and integration.
Work collaboratively with teaching team members, the learning specialist, and School counselor to identify and address student learning needs.
Model excellent problem solving and project management skills with a commitment to viewing challenges as problems that can be solved rather than obstacles that cannot be overcome.
Appropriately and effectively integrate technology and assessments to enhance student learning.
Support effective communication and collaboration within the Middle School team.
Responsibilities of an Advisor
Serve as advisor to approximately ten to twelve middle school students.
Work closely with co-advisor to plan and facilitate advisor meetings from 8:15-8:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 45 minute X Block period once a week.
Serve as liaison sharing important information with students, parents, and members of the 6/7/8 Team to best support student learning and growth.
Strong candidates will demonstrate:
Excellent knowledge in teaching English and social studies to Grade 6 students.
Excellence in integrated curriculum development, lesson planning, technology integration, and formative use of student assessments for middle school students.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, which include: an ability to write detailed comments on students’ progress reports, including the ability to communicate directly, effectively, respectfully and constructively with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
An ability to effectively differentiate curriculum to teach students with diverse learning styles.
Proactive teacher-parent interaction and communication.
A proven track record of efficient project management and problem solving skills with the ability to initiate and complete multiple tasks, independently or collaboratively, as required.
Knowledge of social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of middle school students.
Minimum of three years of experience teaching humanities to middle school students.
Commitment to ongoing professional development.
Ability to coach and/or lead a student activity preferred.
The successful candidate will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School’s core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.
About Nashoba Brooks School of Concord
Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for boys and girls, age 3-Grade 3; Girls, Grades 4-8. The school is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics and the arts within its mission of preparing students for “…a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world.” Nashoba Brooks believes that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world. Campus highlights include two gyms; two science centers; a dining-meeting commons; and a dedicated arts building with music labs, visual arts studios, and an auditorium with a performance stage. Over 90 percent of the Middle School girls participate in interscholastic athletics. Service learning is embedded in the curriculum at every level, and students are actively engaged in making connections to the community. Situated on nearly 30 acres of woodlands and former farm fields, Nashoba Brooks is two miles from the center of Concord, Massachusetts.