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The Mead School

 

Join our Team! 

The objectives of teaching at The Mead School include: tailoring each student's program to his or her needs, interests and abilities; nurturing life-long learners; promoting independence and dependability; and enhancing the student's social skills and sense of responsibility towards others.

Current open positions are posted below.

Language Arts Teacher, Grades 3-5 and Writing Specialist, Grades 3-8

The Mead School, a small, PreK-8 progressive independent school in Stamford, CT founded in 1969, seeks a skilled, innovative language arts teacher for a multifaceted role. The candidate must have experience teaching Upper Elementary or Early Middle School children, for Grades 3-5.

This role also calls for an educator with experience and expertise in support of struggling Upper Elementary and Middle School writers. Someone who can also design opportunities for writing across the curriculum is preferred.

As a small school with class sizes ranging from 5-12, we seek candidates who:

• can adapt curriculum to small groups of capable children with a range of interests

• are expert at teaching the writing process across the curriculum

• have experience choosing and teaching texts that are engaging and diverse in their vision of the world

• have experience working with students with language-based learning challenges

Candidates for this job will excel at collaborating with a small, dedicated faculty in a school that values the social and emotional development of children as part of its mission.

5 years of experience is preferred. A Masters Degree is preferred in language arts, teaching, or special education. Please provide a resume and cover letter. In addition, any current references and/or video/digital evidence of teaching would be looked upon favourably.

Mead is a unique school in Fairfield County in its size, philosophy, and approach to learning; please learn more by checking our website at www.meadschool.org. To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest.

The Mead School actively seeks and hires candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds/origin.

Contact: Peter Herzberg, Head of School:   peter_herzberg@meadschool.org

Childcare Teacher

Position(s) Available:  Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Teachers

Experience: 3+ years experience providing care for young children in a classroom setting. 

Knowledge: Should possess sound understanding of early childhood growth and development; curriculum planning; positive guidance techniques and room arrangement for children ranging in age from 3 months to 5 years. 

Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to:  Working in conjunction with a teaching team to maintain a physically safe, clean and healthy learning environment that provides a developmentally appropriate and anti-bias curriculum. and supports each child's emotional, social, cognitive, creative and physical development.

Personality: Candidates must have a warm and approachable manner, be able to take direction well and be quick to learn. Should possess a strong positive energy and communicate well with others. Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills, trustworthy and maintain strict confidentiality standards.

Education:  Bachelor or Associate Degree preferred.  CDA or equivalent accepted. 

Hours:  9:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, September through August. We offer competitive salary and benefits.

This position is available immediately.

Contact: Robyn Santagata, Assistant Head of School for Early Learning: robyn_santagata@meadschool.org

The Mead School's policy is to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Mead School complies with all federal, state, and local laws, which prohibit discrimination because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and veteran status.