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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.

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

Assistant Teacher - K-8 Inclusion Program

The Mead School, a small, PreK-8 progressive independent school in Stamford, CT founded in 1969, seeks a creative, warm, and engaging Assistant Teacher to support students to participate and thrive in their educational program. The Assistant Teacher will work successfully in inclusive classrooms, give students effective and appropriate support, manage relationships with teachers and students, ensure students are able to comprehend text, and help support friendships between students.

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

  • can work as a team to lead 1:1 or small group instruction designed by the teacher 
  • can break tasks and texts down in order to teach comprehension and engage students in deep learning
  • engage in ongoing reflective practice with teachers in order to critically examine how students are progressing and learning in their classrooms and during unstructured times
  • reflect on whether a student is participating independently, if there is another student who could provide support, and how and if support is required
  • can empower students to advocate for their needs
  • can understand and use the strengths and interests of students to assist teaching and personalize lessons
  • assist in differentiating curriculum, including using technology when appropriate

Bachelor’s degree is preferred; at least two years working with children in a school setting.

Mead is a unique school in Fairfield County in its size, philosophy, and approach to learning; please learn more by exploring this website. To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to: lisa_corner@meadschool.org.
The Mead School actively seeks and hires candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds/origin.

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.

Candidates should have 7+ years of experience and a Masters Degree in language arts, teaching, or special education.

Mead is a unique school in Fairfield County in its size, philosophy, and approach to learning; please learn more by exploring this website. To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to: peter_herzberg@meadschool.org.
The Mead School actively seeks and hires candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds/origin.

Occupational Therapist K-8: Part-time

The Mead School, a small, PreK-8 progressive independent school in Stamford, Ct, founded in 1969, seeks an experienced, engaging, and innovative occupational therapist to collaborate as part of a team of dynamic, progressive educators. Therapist will treat students in both a pull-out and push-in model. The candidate must have experience working with Pre-K through middle school aged students.

This role calls for a therapist who can evaluate, create,  and work as part of an innovative team within the Nexus at Mead inclusion program, and is willing to be creative in their role as occupational therapist. This person is someone who communicates well, can write clear reports, and has the ability to support students in a variety of settings.

We seek candidates who:

  • function as a related service professional under state and federal law and regulation
  • evaluate, write goals and reports, attend PPT/CSE meetings
  • adapt and modify environments including implementing assistive technology as well as training staff to meet individual needs of students
  • adapt individual goals to small groups and creatively design activities to align with both student’s occupational therapy and social emotional goals; for example, designing playground activities using student interests to teach new games and invite other Mead students into the play.
  • can work collaboratively with other teachers to differentiate curriculum to meet student’s needs/goals; For example, working with the writing specialist to teach and strengthen handwriting and implementing assistive technology to support the writing process

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

Candidates should have a master’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited school; current certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy; Licensed to practice Occupational Therapy in CT; Background check required.

Mead is a unique school in Fairfield County in its size, philosophy, and approach to learning; please learn more by exploring this website. To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to: lisa_corner@meadschool.org.
The Mead School actively seeks and hires candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds/origin.

Elementary School Teacher, Grades 1-2

The Mead School, a small, PreK-8 progressive independent school in Stamford, CT founded in 1969, seeks a talented elementary school educator for self-contained classrooms in grades 1 and 2. This work requires expertise in Grades 1-2 math and language arts; Mead has specialists in the other subjects. The work will be shared with our K-2 Home Center Director.

Our class sizes range from 5-12 students. A successful candidate for this position will:

•   Have taught both mathematics and language arts in an elementary school

•   Be skilled at differentiating instruction, particularly for bright children who often learn differently; i.e. experience in special education not required but a plus

•   Love books and be familiar with a broad spectrum of children’s literature

•   Enjoy learning from others

•   Be familiar with a variety of writing programs and techniques for training young writers

•   Take initiative as a curriculum designer

Candidates for this job will excel at collaboration with a small, dedicated faculty in a school that above all values the social and emotional development of children.

Candidates should have 5+ years of experience and have or be seeking a Masters Degree in teaching.

Mead is a unique school in Fairfield County in its size, philosophy, and approach to learning; please learn more by exploring this website. To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to: peter_herzberg@meadschool.org.
The Mead School actively seeks and hires candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds/origin.

Speech and Language Pathologist - Part Time

The Mead School, a small, PreK-8 progressive independent school in Stamford, CT founded in 1969, seeks a part time, innovative Speech/Language Pathologist to support and facilitate the personal, social, and academic development of our PreK-8 grade students supported by the Nexus at Mead program. Working in cooperation with teachers, parents, and students, this person shall be responsible for providing diagnostic and individual intervention services for students with speech, language and social pragmatic challenges within a progressive inclusion model. Therapist will meet with students individually, small groups or as push in support.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess, screen, and evaluate students and effectively share results with parents and educational staff 
  • Support the philosophy and vision of the Nexus at Mead program inclusion program
  • Develop and implement goals for students with speech and social pragmatic challenges
  • Demonstrate knowledge of child growth and development and individual student needs by providing relevant instruction and support
  • Provide consultative services for school staff by sharing and demonstrating specific techniques and working with the  school team to facilitate relevant and consistent interventions for targeted students
  • Work with student strengths and interests to run social groups with peers
  • Maintain records and information concerning individual students in the prescribed confidential manner and using the records and information only for the purposes for which they are maintained according to FERPA guidelines
  • Provide direct and consultative therapeutic services related to expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language
  • Communicate and collaborate with parents and the school community for the purpose of fostering individual student success and growth while engaging the families in the therapy program
  • Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with administrative and school staff and training staff when applicable
  • Participate in various meetings for the purpose of addressing student goals and needs, and to meet laws and policies
  • Maintain and submit information/records including student progress for all students

Requirements:

  1. Graduate of an accredited Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) therapy program
  2. Current state licensure
  3. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Mead is a unique school in Fairfield County in its size, philosophy, and approach to learning; please learn more by exploring this website. To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to: lisa_corner@meadschool.org.
The Mead School actively seeks and hires candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds/origin.

Mathematics Teacher, Grades 3-5

The Mead School, a small, PreK-8 progressive independent school in Stamford, CT founded in 1969, seeks a skilled Upper Elementary School Math Teacher with experience teaching across a wide spectrum of elementary school math.  As a small school with class sizes ranging from 5-12, we seek candidates who:

•   can adapt curriculum to small groups of bright children with a range of learning styles

•   are expert at differentiating instruction, using manipulatives, and connecting math to children’s experience

•   have experience with curriculum design and exposure to a variety of math programs, since we do not adopt any single teaching method or resource material

Candidates for this job will excel at collaborating with a small, dedicated faculty in a school that places great value on the social and emotional development of children.

Candidates should have 5+ years of experience and have or intend to pursue a Masters Degree.

Mead is a unique school in Fairfield County in its size, philosophy, and approach to learning; please learn more by exploring this website. To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to: peter_herzberg@meadschool.org.
The Mead School actively seeks and hires candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds/origin.

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.