Employment

Founded in 1926, Wooster School is a progressive co-educational 4-12 college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 350 students, and a regional leader in student-centered education. The School is located in Danbury, Connecticut. By design and mission, it educates a student population diverse in academic ability, socioeconomic background, religious affinity, and race and ethnicity. Wooster is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

While Wooster’s traditions of self-help and relationship-building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to teaching and learning are making us a leader in the independent school world. We are committed to a learner-centered environment for our students, and to exploring the full potential of competency-based and personalized teaching and learning.

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.

School Chaplain

The School Chaplain is a key member of Wooster’s faculty and administration, a member of the Head of School’s Cabinet, and plays a prominent role in all aspects of school life. Working across all grade levels and all school constituents, the School Chaplain is a chief articulator of Wooster’s foundational values and a central connector and builder of community. Our ideal candidate is a positive, flexible, and energetic human. The Chaplain models humility as a lifelong learner, is a strong advocate for social justice, and has a deep appreciation of schools and children of all ages. The ideal candidate is also eager to be involved in ways we haven’t yet considered, active in offering perspective, and is capable of both leading and following.

Responsibilities

Community Stewardship and Outreach

  • Acts as a visible, positive, and affirming presence in the school community, throughout the day and at school events, and with all community constituents.
  • Creatively brainstorms ideas for collaborative opportunities with faculty, students, parents, and administration, and our broader Danbury community.

Chapel Program

  • Oversees our weekly Chapel program, and works with faculty, administration, and students to create accessible, interesting, and community cohesifying programming.
  • Mentors our James Marshall Chapel Society Prefect and society members, and helps them find their voice and role in community engagement.

Teaching and Advising

  • Teaches, most often in our Humanities Department, but we are open to other areas in line with a candidate’s background and intellectual interests and passions, including in our Deep Learning Initiative.
    • Leads a section in our Senior Seminar program, collaborating with other instructors to develop an engaging college and life preparatory curriculum.
  • Advises a cohort of students in either or both our Middle and Upper Schools.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full‐time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. A competitive benefits package includes retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:

Christopher Pannone
Associate Head of School
christopher.pannone@woosterschool.org

Spanish Teacher

Wooster School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher with a strong background and experience in the teaching of Spanish. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, knowledge of and experience with ACTFL standards and competencies, with familiarity with Rosetta Stone Spanish online preferred, but not required, teaching experience at both the Middle and Upper School levels, and a capacity, flexibility, and desire to teach across grade levels and divisions. Candidates should be curious students of the art and science of teaching and learning, particularly in the context of competency-based education and personalized instruction. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, and a can-do disposition, and should have experience and be interested in innovative teaching and the use of technology.

The Role

Full-time Wooster teachers:

  • Participate in our advisory program
  • Play a role in our afternoon programming
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development

Salary & Benefits

This is a full‐time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. A competitive benefits package includes retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:

Elizabeth Higgins
Director of Teacher Learning
elizabeth.higgins@woosterschool.org

Substitute Teachers

Wooster School is looking for substitute teachers with teacher training and experience with students in grades 4th through 12th. Please send resumes and letter of interest to Mary Beth Brady at mary.beth.brady@woosterschool.org.

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