Employment

Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, Pre K-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students, is located in Danbury, Connecticut. Wooster educates a diverse population of students in academic ability, socioeconomic background, and ethnicity. The School is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. Wooster is a community of thinkers, learners, and creators. By combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, we produce curious, capable and compassionate learners who possess the skills and dispositions to be successful and fulfilled learners for life.

Middle School Math Teacher

Contract type: Full-time employee, 10 months

Brief Overview of the Role

Liaises with: Dept. Coordinator, Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of Curriculum and Technology

The ideal applicant is someone who has significant experience with and a passion for working with Middle School students. This person has a curious mind and constantly is looking for ways to engage all students, while developing innovative and progressive curriculum and pedagogy. We seek a candidate who has a persistent disquiet with the status quo and will join us in challenging traditional methodologies for math instruction. While this role is at present for Middle School, this person has the capacity also to teach Upper School students. Familiarity with Singapore Math, which our Lower School uses, is a positive. Having a curious, positive, active, and collaborative disposition is essential.

Candidates should have at least two years teaching experience and preferably possess specific experience teaching pre-algebra and algebra to Middle Schoolers. Wooster expects teachers to creatively collaborate across departmental lines and to build and integrate curriculum. A commitment to lifelong learning, building relationships, creating compassion, and developing community are pillars of teaching and learning in this setting.

Math Teacher Expectations

  • Deliver high quality, rigorous, student-centered instruction
  • Lead in the development of math curriculum and innovative pedagogy
  • Collaborate with colleagues, coordinators, and directors
  • Participate in student life and extra curricular activities
  • Act as an advisor to an assigned group of students
  • Chaperone school trips and attend school events (e.g., dances, grade level field trips)
  • Incorporate online or blended strategies into the curriculum

Teaching

Full-time Wooster teachers are asked to teach 4 or 5 sections.

Professional Development

Wooster teachers are empowered to take initiative in developing innovative curriculum and best practices in their disciplines. This is likely to include experiential, interdisciplinary, and collaborative learning. An understanding of Making Thinking Visible, Harvard Project Zero, metacognition, and John Hattie’s research are important elements of being a teacher at Wooster, and one through which the School supports its teacher-learners. Ongoing learning in your content area, mindfulness, regular reflection, and cognitive science are integral aspects of the teacher-learner story at Wooster.

How to Apply

Please Letter of Application, Resume, and Philosophy Statement to:
Mrs. Charlotte Wood
Assistant to the Head of School
Wooster School
91 Miry Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06180
charlotte.wood@woosterschool.org

Pre-K Assistant and Coordinator of Extended Day

Position Description

Assist the Pre-K Teacher in the daily classroom schedule and activities during the day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and further, coordinate the Extended Day care program, as its Coordinator for grades Pre-K through Grade 5 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. This is a 10 month, full-time position with hours 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide the children with a safe, nurturing, and enriching experience during and after school each day
  • Assist the Pre-K teacher and also provide creative fun activities and assistance with homework during after school hours
  • Maintain a program which provides healthy snacks and craft materials for the extended day program
  • Be CPR/Epi-Pen first aid trained (done at school); be aware of medical notes; complete injury report forms
  • Keep accurate attendance and sign-out times and give to Lower School Assistant on a daily basis
  • The Extended Day program runs from Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, while school is in session

Qualifications

  • Experience working with young children
  • Experience organizing activities and directing staff

Other Related Requirements

  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Warm and nurturing
  • Three professional references provided upon request

This is a 10-month contract position and we offer a competitive hourly wage.

How to Apply

Please Letter of Application, Resume, and Philosophy Statement to:
Mrs. Charlotte Wood
Assistant to the Head of School
Wooster School
91 Miry Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06180
charlotte.wood@woosterschool.org

Part-Time Extended Day Assistant

Position Description

Assist the Director of the Pre-K - Grade 5 Extended Day Program

  • To provide the children with a safe, nurturing, and enriching after school experience
  • To provide creative, fun activities and assistance with homework
  • To purchase healthy snacks and craft materials
  • Be CPR/Epi-Pen/first aid trained (done at school); be aware of medical notes; complete injury report form
  • Keep accurate attendance and sign-out times and give to Lower School Assistant on a daily basis
  • The Extended Day program runs from Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, while school is in session

Qualifications

  • Experience working with young children
  • Experience organizing activities and directing staff

Other Related Requirements

  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Warm and nurturing
  • Three professional references provided upon request

This is a 10-month contract position and we offer a competitive hourly wage.

How to Apply

Please Letter of Application, Resume, and Philosophy Statement to:
Ms. Antoinette Fornshell
Director of Lower School
Wooster School
91 Miry Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06810
antoinette.fornshell@woosterschool.org

Substitute Teachers

Wooster School is looking for substitute teachers with teacher training and experience with students in grades Pre-K through 12th. For those interested in Pre-K through Grade 5, please send resumes and letter of interest to Mary Beth Brady at mary.beth.brady@woosterschool.org. For those interested in Grades 6 through Grade 12, please send resumes and letter of interest to Gaynor O'Neill at gaynor.oneill@woosterschool.org.

Wooster School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we provide a work environment that welcomes diversity. In addition to a competitive salary, employees receive retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long term disability and life insurance benefits.

All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final.

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