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Head Teacher Lower School 2021-2022

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Head Teacher Lower School 

Manhattan Country School seeks a full-time Head Teacher for the 2021-2022 Spring Semester. The position will primarily be in-person, though there may be a portion of the duration of the position that will be conducted remotely. Head Teachers report to the Director of Lower School. 

Manhattan Country School (MCS) is a pre-K – 8th elementary school in NYC recognized for its strong academic program, racial and economic diversity, and an environmental literacy program that features a working farm in the Catskills. Committed to principles of equity and multiculturalism, Manhattan Country School is unique among NYC independent schools. MCS’ educational philosophy relies on educators who have strong knowledge of child development and can apply it to effective pedagogies of inquiry and learning, enjoy the exuberance and curiosity of children, want to help build a community where diverse perspectives are valued, and appreciate the life-long impact of working together for social and environmental justice. 

Responsibilities: 

• Implements a progressive and interdisciplinary curriculum that is designed to promote children’s physical, intellectual, and socioemotional development

• Oversees classroom management of the students, together with team teachers 

• Provides differentiated instruction to accommodate varying learning modalities and working closely with learning specialist and other staff members in support of the children’s growth

• Collaborates closely with the grade level team, including weekly meetings for planning and sharing of curricula.

• Communicates with parents regularly, leads conferences and writes progress reports 

• Attends weekly faculty meetings and other periodic meetings and school events

• Fulfills other various duties, including lunch and park coverage


Requirements and Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Education 

• Full-time head teaching experience with elementary age children

• Pedagogy and teaching experience that reflect an emphasis on an inquiry-based, experiential   

   approach to learning that is in keeping with MCS’ mission

Demonstrates strong communication skills

• Approaches profession in ways that are thoughtful, innovative and collaborative

• Finds joy in being with children 

• Demonstrates cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experience

• Supports MCS’s commitment to equity

• Approaches work with kindness, responsibility, curiosity, flexibility, and a sense of humor

• Possesses proficiency in various technology skills, including comfort utilizing a projector and the following platforms: Zoom, Seesaw and Google Classroom

• Prior experience in a diverse community or working collaboratively to engage youth in community-building, social and environmental justice, and activism is a plus


To Apply: Please send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to Tiffany Tsung at: ttsung@manhattancountryschool.org


Head Teacher Lower School 

Manhattan Country School seeks a full-time Head Teacher for the 2021-2022 Spring Semester. The position will primarily be in-person, though there may be a portion of the duration of the position that will be…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 23, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 12, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Location

On-site
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to Tiffany Tsung at: ttsung@manhattancountryschool.org

Please send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to Tiffany Tsung at: ttsung@manhattancountryschool.org

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