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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.

The Mead School actively welcomes and seeks diversity in all of our hiring.

Early Learning Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Early Learning Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Assistant Head of School for Early Learning

At The Mead School, we have always believed that earliest childhood is a critical developmental period, and now decades of evidence proves this fact. Join a team of dedicated, loving and dynamic individuals, and work collaboratively with families to ensure a path of joyful wonder and discovery as children grow and evolve in our Early Learning Center.

JOB SUMMARY: The Early Learning Coordinator is responsible for working closely with the Assistant Head of School for Early Learning (AEL) to ensure the overall health, safety, care and education of all ELC students.  Under the direction of the AEL, the Early Learning Coordinator collaborates with staff to ensure the needs of students and the goals of the program are being met. This includes adherence to quality standards in accordance with Center guidelines, as well as state and local requirements.   The Early Learning Coordinator cultivates and maintains positive relationships with ELC staff and families; assumes the duties of the AEL and ELC teachers as needed during their absence.  The Early Learning Coordinator helps the AEL organize daily program operations.   Specific job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Admissions Team to create transition schedules for new children and their families

  • Keep ELC staff informed of start dates and transition schedules 

  • Enter, update and maintain information in Records Management for ELC families

  • Assist the AEL in determining annual program structure

  • Create and maintain weekly enrollment schedules 

  • Manage forms associated with enrollment such as Contact Emergency Forms, Health Forms and Immunization Records, and Authorization Forms for Medication and/or Allergies. 

  • Determine daily staffing needs and coordinate coverage in conjunction with the AEL

  • Provide coverage for AEL and classroom teachers as needed

  • Create and maintain positive staff relations

  • Manage staff contact emergency forms

  • Create and maintain spreadsheets to organize all pertinent information

  • Bill and collect funds, process payments with finance team

  • Maintain constant supply of first aid items in accordance with state regulations

  • Maintain  ear thermometers, batteries

  • Inform Head Custodian when supplies need to be ordered.

  • Maintain and process all receipts 


  • CDA, A.A. or equivalent experience required. 

  • B.A. or equivalent experience preferred.

  • 3 – 5 years of direct professional experience in an early childhood setting.

  • Must have a positive outlook; exhibit a professional manner; possess the ability to work in collaboration with others;  have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; be detail oriented;  give and take direction well; be quick to learn and be able to maintain strict confidentiality standards.  

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite and Google Suite


  • Monday through Friday, according to ELC’s annual calendar, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, including a daily 60-minute lunch break.
  • Flexibility is required to ensure proper coverage

Contact: Robyn Santagata, Assistant Head of School for
Early Learning:

Early Childhood Substitute Teachers Wanted

Substitute teachers wanted to work with Infants, Toddlers
and Preschool age students. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. June, July and August
2023.  Must be 18+ years of age.

Knowledge: Experience working with young children.

Personality: Have a professional manner, enjoy detail work and be very
organized. Candidates must 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.

Duties: Include but are not limited to: working in collaboration with
teaching teams to establish and maintain a physically safe, clean and
healthy learning environment; one that provides a developmentally
appropriate and anti-biased curriculum and supports each child's
emotional, social, cognitive, creative and physical development.

Contact: Robyn Santagata, Assistant Head of School FOR
Early Learning:

Child Care Teachers Wanted

The Mead School Early Learning Center is expanding once again!  
Join our dynamic team of dedicated, creative and fun-loving childcare teachers. Explore your passion for teaching.  Learn how to make a difference in the lives of young children. 


  • Health Insurance

  • PTO

  • Retirement 

  • Employee discount: financial aid for childcare and school

  • Professional development assistance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Referral bonus

  • Signing bonus


  • Must clear a full background check and pass industry health screening

  • Have at least 6 months experience working with young children.

  • Must be warm and nurturing, possess a positive energy and the ability to interact with children in a respectful loving manner, communicate and work well with other adults; be able to self- reflect, take direction well; be quick to learn and be able to maintain strict confidentiality standards.  

  • A college degree (A.A, B.A) or early childhood certification required for Lead Teacher Position, along with a minimum of 2 years experience working with young children.


  • 8.5 hour shift, including 1-hour lunch break 
  • Monday through Friday, September through August 
  • Limited evening and weekend hours for occasional faculty meetings or school events
Contact: Robyn Santagata, Assistant Head of School for
Early Learning:


Math Teacher, Grades 6-8

JOB TITLE: Math Curriculum Director, Grades 6-8
REPORTS TO: Head of School 

The Mead School, founded in 1969, is a small, unique, PreK-8 progressive independent school in Stamford Ct., with class sizes ranging from 5-10 students.  We seek a skilled, Middle School Math teacher and curriculum director with experience teaching across a wide spectrum of students and curriculum. 

The Mead School Math Curriculum Director for Grades 6-8 is responsible for math placement, curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and extended classroom activities associated with grades 6-8 (our Middle School)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include, but are not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide meaningful academic instruction in the subject area appropriate to the readiness and goals of Mead students, insuring that the curriculum map and schedule are followed. In any given year, this may include: Grade 6 Math, Grade 7 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry programs, and Applied Math Mastery Challenges.

  • Plan class activities, incorporating concrete materials, technology, textbooks, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces, to meet both the educational goals and the needs of the range of learners in each class. Activities must have a strong experiential and complex problem-solving dimension and limit the use of rote work sheets. 

  • Provide constructive feedback to students regarding class and homework assignments, formative and summative assessments using the school’s learning management platform, and submit formal reports on a trimester basis. Recommend remediation actions and/or diagnostic needs to the Home Center Director  and parents/guardians. 

  • Confer regularly with math and science colleagues regarding curriculum topics, including PD activities, and group brainstorm about student problem(s). 

  • Participate in scheduled parent-teacher conferences and present Math program overview at annual Parent Evening. 

  • Write math recommendations for outplacement students and provide feedback to Admissions regarding personal observations of student candidates. 

  •  Confer regularly with colleagues about cross-curricular opportunities and projects. 

  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings after school.

  • Identify needs and participate in ongoing professional development. 

A Mead School teacher:

  • Exhibits enthusiasm for their subject area(s) and partners with learners for success

  • Collaborates easily with faculty, administration, and other staff

  • Is reliable, modeling self-disciplined and ethical behavior

  • Is flexible, often adapting to a child’s lead, interest, or need

  • Is innovative, rarely satisfied with conventional way of learning or pre-digested curriculum

  • Supports the school by participating in school-sponsored events and activities

  • Sees the school as a community of learners, ever growing and evolving together

Other Aptitudes: 

  • Tech Savvy, with basic programming skills preferred
  • Curriculum design experience preferred
  • B.A plus credits towards an advanced degree required.

To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest (explaining why you are interested in the position in this school)  to:

Contact: peter herzberg, head of school:

Elementary Associate Teacher, 3rd Grade

JOB TITLE: Associate Teacher, 3rd Grade
REPORTS TO: Head of School 


The Mead School, a small, Pre-K-Grade 8 progressive independent school in Stamford CT, founded in 1969, seeks an elementary school educator with primary responsibilities for delivering 3rd-grade reading, writing, and math curriculum. This is an associate teaching position and will be under the direction and assistance of a lead teacher.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for an educator early in their career and/or a graduate education student seeking to gain hands-on experience as a part of their graduate programming.  This position comes with direct coaching and mentoring from educators with 20+ years of experience; an invaluable asset to someone beginning their teaching career.

Our class sizes range from 5-12 students (one class per grade).  A successful candidate for this position will: 

  • Be excited to build, source, and implement engaging lesson plans to help students develop in reading, writing, and math

  • Have a basic understanding of differentiated instruction

  • Be interested in and/or have some experience in special education

  • Understand the importance of developing authentic relationships with students and prioritize this in practice

  • Be open to trying a variety of language arts and math curriculums in order to meet students with different learning profiles 

  • Be an enthusiastic collaborator with the 3-5 team on social studies curriculum, social-emotional learning, and project-based learning opportunities

To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest (explaining why you are interested in the position in this school)  to:

Contact: peter herzberg, head of school:

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.