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Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, 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

Wooster School is seeking a Middle School Math Teacher. This is a full-time, 10-month position.

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. An understanding of personalized learning models and also the Mastery Based Consortium is encouraged. 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 and personalized learning
  • 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.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full‐time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with the local independent schools. Competitive benefits package includes health coverage.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Elizabeth Higgins
Director of Teaching and Learning
elizabeth.higgins@woosterschool.org

Middle School Lacrosse Coach

Wooster School is looking for a qualified person to coach our Middle School girls and boys lacrosse teams. Practices run Monday through Thursday from 2:35 - 3:35 pm. Games are played during the week on either Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. The season begins March 5, 2018 and ends on May 30, 2018 (Spring Break: March 10 - 25). Wooster School is a member of the Fairchester Athletic Association and has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance in an effort to ensure that coaches, players, and parents are getting the most out of their opportunities in the realm of athletics. All interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation to the Director of Student Life, Brian Hastings at brian.hastings@woosterschool.org.

Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Coach

Wooster School is looking for a qualified person to coach our junior varsity ultimate frisbee team. Practices run Monday through Friday from 3:50 – 5:30 pm. Games are scheduled throughout the week with the occasional Saturday contest. The time commitment on a Saturday is generally from 1:00 – 5:30 pm. The season begins March 5, 2018, and concludes with the Athletic Awards Celebration on May 22, 2018. Wooster's ultimate frisbee team is one of the more competitive independent school programs in the State of Connecticut. All interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation to the Director of Student Life, Brian Hastings at brian.hastings@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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