The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and fosters diversity as an integral part of school life. Dalton challenges each student to develop intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility toward others both within the School and in the broader community.
We are seeking a 4th Grade Teacher and House Advisor for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about progressive elementary education and differentiation. We seek teachers who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively to improve pedagogy and to design innovative curriculum that addresses the whole child.
The 4th grade teacher is responsible for instruction and curriculum development of social studies and language arts teaching and learning. Curricular content includes a year-long study of European and Chinese immigration, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade; literary studies and analysis; and the writing process, which incorporates links to literature and social studies explorations. The 4th grade team strives to select texts and documents that reflect the diversity of our world. Additionally, 4th grade teachers also co-instruct math classes with a math teacher in a heterogenous, differentiated math classroom setting.
Full-time teachers also serve as House Advisors, working with a group of 4th graders as the primary point of contact for the students and parents. House Advisors collaborate as a 4th grade team to develop House curriculum on grade-specific topics and community building programs. House lessons integrate social-emotional learning, health and wellness activities, digital communication and citizenship.
A Master’s degree in education or teaching strongly preferred, in addition to lead teaching experience.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining experience with similar Social Studies/History concepts, skills and content and previous work with 6th grade learners via our online portal - https://www.dalton.org/employment.
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.