Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, K-12, college preparatory day school, is located in Danbury, Connecticut. Wooster School stands on a firm foundation of teaching, learning, and community values. While our strong community traditions of self‐help and relationship building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to thinking, skill‐building, and the development of dispositions have the potential to push us into position as a regional school of choice for families who recognize that learning how to think, to learn, and to create relationships will be key to the success and fulfillment of our students in the 21st Century and beyond. We are a school of thinkers, learners, and creators. By combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, Wooster produces curious, capable and compassionate young people with the skills and dispositions to be successful and fulfilled in college, and in life.
Assistant Ice Hockey Coach
The Assistant Ice Hockey Coach assists in all aspects of team development; including coaching, motivating, mentoring, and the recruitment of families.
An Associates Degree is required; Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Required skills include: Knowledge of ice hockey skills and strategy and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to motivate and effectively communicate with young student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Wooster School; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the Wooster School community, and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same.
Administrative skills such as prioritization and organization are needed. The coach must be self-directed and motivated and be able to work collaboratively. Current CPR and First Aid certification must be on file.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Significant experience playing and coaching boys or girls hockey, as a player at the college level, or as a coach at the club or secondary level or above, is strongly preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Coaches are expected to be on present during the hockey season (mid-November – early March) during all practice (6:00 am or 3:15 pm) three days per week and game times (between the hours of 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm Monday - Saturday). Games are consistently held on a Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Occasionally it is requested by the Administration or the Athletic Department that you attend various school events, these are advised and at times required.
Please apply online to Jeff Carone, Athletic Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, and 2 references no later than October 19, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience. Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks. Wooster School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace.
Tutor for Specialized Therapies
Specialized therapy tutors support our K-12 students with language based learning differences by providing interventions and remediation while working with parents, teachers, and outside professionals on best practices. Specialized therapy tutors should have training and experience using the Orton Gillingham method and programs like the Wilson Reading System and the Just Words Program. In addition, tutors should be well versed in teaching comprehension strategies, specifically using Lindamood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing program.
Wooster believes that students with language based learning differences can achieve at high levels if they receive specialized instruction tailored to their unique needs, support that builds on their strengths and mitigate their challenges, and an environment that is engaging and sparks their desire to learn. Wooster believes that students’ learning experiences must be tailored to their individual needs, skills, and interests, and enable them to take ownership of their learning. Students at Wooster also develop deep connections to each other, their teachers, and other adults.
The work of the specialized tutor focuses on students with language based learning differences.
Specialized tutor responsibilities include (but not limited to):
- Prepares and implements a strategic plan for ongoing intervention and remediation.
- Supports efforts to ensure that the planning and implementation of services seamlessly meet the needs of students with disabilities, reduce the stigma of special education, and maximize accessibility to enable students with disabilities to meet high standards.
- Remains current with accepted and appropriate instructional practice and research. This includes engaging in regular and strategic professional development.
- Uses formative, interim, and summative assessments to document student progress and achievement; assesses and analyzes student strengths and needs; designs and implements appropriate instruction to facilitate learning and growth.
- Gives input to teachers regarding student Progress Reports as deemed appropriate and necessary.
- Be available and committed to ongoing verbal dialogue and conversations with the parents and the Wooster community.
- Training in the Wilson Reading Program (certification preferred) or Orton-Gillingham certification
- Training in Lindamood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing
- At least three (3) years of successful experience as an educator or reading tutor
- Valid Teacher Certification (preferred)
- Reading certification or working toward the successful completion of literacy certification (preferred)
- Understanding of Wooster’s Vision: Purpose, Promise and Belief
- Ability to model for, work with, plan with, and coach others.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with work experience.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Director of Teacher Learning
Wooster School is looking for substitute teachers with teacher training and experience with students in grades K through 12th. For those interested in K through Grade 5, please send resumes and letter of interest to Mary Beth Brady at email@example.com. For those interested in Grades 6 through Grade 12, please send resumes and letter of interest to Missy Munk at firstname.lastname@example.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.