Founded in 1973, Woodstock Day School is a progressive, independent school set on a 40 acre campus in New York’s glorious Hudson Valley. Between the towns of Woodstock and Saugerties and roughly two hours north of Manhattan, WDS is a board-certified member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools and offers a unique and inclusive educational experience to about 200 students from nursery school through grade twelve. WDS believes that there is no such thing as an “average” student, and our combination of purposefully small class sizes, intensely committed faculty and a culture of individual respect empowers our students to aim high, shape and achieve their personal goals, and prepares them to make a positive difference in a complex world. Added to the program in 2003, our middle and upper schools offer outstanding programs for grades 6-12, helping students discover their passions and achieve academic and personal excellence.
Woodstock Day School employs a talented staff to carry out our mission. We actively seek to build a diverse community of educators.
LOWER SCHOOL HEAD TEACHER
Elementary head teachers are responsible for teaching English/Language Arts, mathematics (Investigations Curriculum), science, and social studies. Specials, led by other teachers, include music, Spanish, art, and PE. Woodstock Day School (WDS) classroom teachers also teach the Peace Learning Circles curriculum, which builds a caring classroom community.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience teaching elementary education, a hands-on, project-based approach to teaching, and enthusiasm for joining a small, dedicated, collaborative community of educators and learners.
Additional requirements include:
BA in in childhood education (Master's preferred)
NYS teacher certification in childhood education
Confidence in unit planning and differentiation
Excellent positive classroom management skills
Collaborative and creative mindset
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy to email@example.com
Salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include paid time off, health insurance stipend, retirement plan, and tuition remission for employees with children enrolled in the school.
About Woodstock Day School
Woodstock Day School is a progressive, independent day school located on a breathtaking 50-acre campus in the Catskill Mountains. Our mission is to provide a socially and environmentally mindful education from Nursery School – 12th Grade, valuing each student as an individual and as a member of the community.