Green Acres School Employment 

Green Acres staff enjoy a friendly and supportive work environment. The School seeks employees who will contribute to the community in ways that inspire our students to appreciate diversity, understand the importance of protecting the environment, and learn to respect and care for others.

The School offers competitive salaries, a benefits package that is among the best in the area, and a wide range of opportunities for professional development. All staff receive tuition remission for children attending Green Acres School.

Employment Opportunities

Green Acres School does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; sex; gender identity and expression; pregnancy; national, ethnic or ancestral origin; age; marital status; sexual orientation; disability; genetic information; or military service in the administration of its education, admissions, employment, and financial aid policies, and all school-administered programs. Green Acres School will reasonably accommodate an individual’s physical or mental disability as required by law. Green Acres School will also reasonably accommodate an individual’s religious obligations as required by law. Further information relating to reasonable accommodation is available from the Head’s Office.

Lower School and Middle School Music Teacher (Tentative Full-Time or Part-Time Position)

Green Acres School seeks a full-time and experienced teacher of music for grades 3 to 8. The music program asks students, individually and collaboratively, to read and to play music with a variety of instruments. Students play chimes, bell plates, and bells; they play recorders and Orff instruments; and they learn to read musical notation and to identify musical symbols. Students also gain an appreciation for a variety of musical styles and cultural traditions from around the world. Older students have the opportunity to join instrument ensembles, sing in a choir, participate in a musical theater production, and learn guitar. Applicants should demonstrate experience in hands-on methods of instruction as well as in more traditional approaches to learning. Teachers use best practices in classroom management while building strong relationships with individual students. The expectation for professional collaboration is high, both to coordinate efforts as a teaching team and to build integrated cross-curricular units.  

The successful application should be able to teach a variety of instruments, lead choral groups, and serve as artistic and musical director of a school-day musical theater production. 

To apply, please send the following four items to employment@greenacres.org:

    1. Cover letter
    2. Resume
    3. Statement of Educational Philosophy
    4. Green Acres School’s Employment Application Form*

Lower School Spanish Teacher

Green Acres School is seeking a full-time teacher of Spanish to Lower School students (Pre-K to Grade 4.) The ability to get children engaged with and excited about Spanish language and culture is our key objective. Teaching in the target language is essential, along with the ability to integrate both language skills and cultural literacy. The approach we embrace, based on research in language development, is highly communicative. Teachers conduct classes in Spanish as much as possible, using authentic games, songs, conversations, and other activities to help children internalize language components such as its sound system, basic lexicon, and grammatical structure. Students speak, listen, read, and write in Spanish—to develop communicative fluency, an understanding of how the language is constructed, and an understanding of culturally appropriate interactions.

In addition to classroom instruction, the Lower School Spanish teacher will participate in the review and development of the school-wide Spanish curriculum to ensure coherency of scope and sequence from Pre-K to Grade 8. He or she will serve as a valued member of our staff, providing important input on school and division-wide initiatives and contributing to the overall professional community.

Requirements:

Green Acres seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation, with teaching experience relevant to this position. The successful candidate will possess the following capacities: a sincere love of working with young children, native or native-like fluency in the Spanish language, versatility in teaching grades Pre-K–4, the ability to provide differentiated instruction, and an interest in integrating technology into the curriculum. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

To apply, please send the following four items to employment@greenacres.org:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Educational Philosophy
  4. Green Acres School’s Employment Application Form*

Part-Time Lower School Learning Coordinator for Grades 1–3

Green Acres School seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Learning Coordinator for Grades 1–3 for the 2017–2018 school year. The Learning Coordinator provides direct support and instruction in both reading and math for students in grades 1–3, using a collaborative team teaching approach and small group sessions. The Lower School Learning Coordinator will work closely with Lower School staff, including the classroom teachers, Division Head, Counselor, and other Learning Coordinators. 

Requirements:

  • A thorough knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge and experience with administering and interpreting formal and informal reading and math assessments to determine instructional level and to effectively implement direct literacy and math support instruction
  • Experience in reading and interpreting neuropsychological and psycho-educational evaluations
  • Demonstrated success in teaching reading and math to elementary-aged students
  • Expertise in research-based methods such as Orton-Gillingham, Phono-Graphix, and Wilson methodologies in reading
  • Facility with technology integration
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree related to elementary education
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Certification as a reading and or math specialist strongly preferred

To apply, please send the following four items to employment@greenacres.org:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Educational Philosophy
  4. Green Acres School’s Employment Application Form*

Questions may be addressed to Matt Aborn: matthewa@greenacres.org

Substitute Teachers

Green Acres School is seeking substitute teachers during the school day and after school.

Subject areas for school-day substituting include language arts, humanities, math, science, Spanish, social studies, PE, and the arts (music, handbells, studio art, ceramics, photography, drama, and creative movement).

After school, substitutes are needed in the School's Extended Day Program, which operates from 3–6 PM.

Assignments range from 1–8 hours in a day and may cover more than one academic area or grade level. A full school day is 8 AM–3 PM. Paid training is provided.

Requirements:

  • Teaching experience.
  • Bachelor's degree. (A bachelor's degree may not be required to substitute in the Extended Day Program, depending upon the candidate's experience.)

To apply, please send the following three items to employment@greenacres.org:

1.     One-page cover letter including:

  • Days and times of availability
  • Grades and subjects you’re comfortable teaching or willing to learn how to teach
  • Your Educational Philosophy
  • Why you’re interested in teaching at a progressive school

2.     Resume

3.     Green Acres School’s Employment Application Form*

*The Employment Application has fields for direct typing. Before you type into these fields, please save the application file to your computer. Then open the file, complete the application, and re-save the document before sending it to employment@greenacres.org.

Fourth Grade Homeroom Teacher: Long-Term Substitute

We are seeking a long-term substitute for a 4th grade homeroom teacher who expects to begin maternity leave in the fall 2017. The substitute position will begin on August 23 to allow significant overlap in the classroom of the teacher and the substitute teacher before the maternity leave. The appointment is expected to conclude on December 15, 2017. 

The substitute teacher will be responsible for continuing a strong program that challenges and supports each studentacademically, socially, and developmentally—within a warm and respectful environment. The position requires teaching math and humanities (in addition to curriculum that makes thematic connections between language arts and social studies). Significant experience in upper elementary teaching and a master’s degree in education or a related field are preferred. Experience in the use of Envisions Math would be helpful but is not required. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the 3/4 Unit teaching team and will value learning through collaboration, experiential education, thematic teaching, and community service. 

To apply, please send the following four items to employment@greenacres.org:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Educational Philosophy
  4. Green Acres School’s Employment Application Form*
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