Hutchison School, a PK2-12 school for girls, seeks a full-time lower school teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Lower school teachers are responsible for the core instruction of approximately 13 students per class. The candidate should have a passion for teaching young readers, writers, and mathematicians in a multi-sensory, culturally responsive classroom environment and possess a deep understanding and love for children in this stage of development. Most lower school teachers also perform duties such as carpool and class trip chaperoning, as necessary.
The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a lower school in an independent school setting and will be comfortable teaching girls in a student-centered environment. Previous training in Orton-Gillingham or SMILA methods of multi-sensory education and culturally responsive teaching is ideal. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and advanced degrees are preferred. Candidates should be passionate about the equitable development of adolescent girls.
About Hutchison School
Founded in 1902, Hutchison is a vibrant leader in the Memphis community. While preserving time-honored traditions and respect for its founding on Christian principles and values, Hutchison welcomes faculty and students of all faiths and teaches appreciation for the differences among us. Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and to strive for physical well-being. Students, administrators, parents, and teachers—the entire community—work together to develop each girl’s self-reliance and her commitment to our core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, honor, and excellence.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following electronically as separate documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
· Formal letter of application for the position;
· Current resume;
· Statement of educational philosophy and practice;
· List of at least five references with name, title, phone number and e-mail address of each.