Employment Opportunities

Bennett Day School’s goal is to build a top-tier independent school with passionate and highly-dedicated team members that strive for excellence. Our current openings are listed below. Please review and select any positions in which you are interested in applying for to be directed to the online application process. If you have any questions, email us at personnel@bennettday.org

Full-Time Positions:

Assistant Teacher

Assistant Teacher

Agreement Start Date: August 1, 2021

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in adolescent learning and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

JOB SUMMARY: Bennett Day School Assistant Teachers provide operational and classroom support to lead teachers. Their duties include supporting classroom activities, supervising children, completing classroom administrative work, and reporting to lead teachers. Bennett Day School Faculty members embrace innovation, are adept at working with teams, open to new ideas and demonstrate collaboration and creativity in their daily work.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORT TO: Lead Teacher

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Assist the lead teacher in planning and supporting students’ assignments and activities.
● Participate by assisting with tasks like leading activities, restocking supplies, and basic cleaning of the classroom.
● Responsible for overseeing students throughout non-classroom times including lunch, extra activities and special programs.
● Supervise grade level AfterCare from 2:45-4:30 M,T, TH, F, and 12:45-4:30 W
● Help monitor the class schedule in coordination with the Lead Teacher.
● Promote a positive, inclusive and safe learning environment to children.
● Ensure students receive individual assistance in small groups to understand concepts as needed.
● Promote a safe and healthy school day and afterschool classroom environment.
● Assess and monitor each student's progress while helping the ones who need extra attention.
● Resolve issues in collaboration with the lead teacher.
● Grade-level curriculum development support as requested by the Lead Teacher
● Track student performance and keep the lead teacher informed.
● Attend all learning and development classes, faculty meetings and other meetings as needed.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
● Support and assistance of students within the classroom
o In accordance with CDC and IDPH regulations for COVID-19 safety measures, all classrooms will be filled at a 35 sq ft per person capacity EC/IS Classrooms will have one lead teacher and one assistant teacher
● Assistant teachers will have a 40-hour work week between a combination of classroom and auxiliary programs.
● Professional Development: Monday 3:30-4:30 or Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30; beginning and end of year PD
● Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process; individual and team meetings with Lead Teacher
o Attend once a trimester – scheduled feedback meetings with Lead Teacher
● Participation in Home Visits and Curriculum Night
● Participation in arrival/dismissal and/or lunch/recess duties as assigned (TBD)
● Hours: 8:00-4:30

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
● Bachelor’s degree required, in education or related field preferred
● Collaboration and excellent communication with team members
● Ability to learn and use apps, websites, and databases for advanced use.

● Must have an optimistic and empathetic attitude.
● Exceptional interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
● Job includes sitting (during planning and reporting) for long periods of time and standing for long periods of time
(during observations and training).
● Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, run, sit on the floor, and stand up without assistance.
● Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
● Required immunizations to prevent communicable diseases

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Intermediate Grades Lead Teacher

Intermediate Grades Lead Teacher

Agreement Start Date: August 1, 2021

Intermediate Lead Teacher positions are for an education professional eager to participate in the development of a growing Reggio-Emilia inspired academic program and help create and support a unique school culture.  Bennett Day School teachers understand that the craft of teaching is dynamic; they adapt to and integrate this belief in his or her daily work in the classroom and school community. The Intermediate Lead Teacher will work in collaboration with other teaching teams, specialist teachers, learning resources and the Principal to integrate rich, developmentally appropriate programming in the classroom.  The Intermediate Lead Teacher position follows a two year loop. 

Job Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience as an intermediate grade lead, co-teacher or special-ed teacher
  • Experience in progressive education preferred 
  • Experience/professional development in/with special education
  • Program and curriculum development experience; inquiry-based and/or project-based learning preferred
  • Creative spirit
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Deep engagement in pedagogical trends, research, and best practices
  • Experience with technology as a tool for teaching and learning
  • Adaptability
  • Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree and Special Education experience is required; Master’s degree in education preferred

Job Specifications:

  • Grade-level curriculum development
  • Individual student documentation and evaluation
  • Family communication: home visits, four conferences, family open house, weekly newsletters/blogging
  • Mentoring, collaboration and communication with Lead and  Assistant Teachers
  • Professional Development: Wednesday afternoons, ongoing professional development in and out of school, beginning and end of year PD
  • Collaboration and leadership in Google Chromebook Pilot Project
  • Collaboration, communication, and integration with Specialist teachers (Art, Music, TESLab, Spanish, PE)
  • Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process; individual and team meetings with the Principal
  • Participation in family/community evening/weekend events: Curriculum Night, Family Association Meeting and other additional Admissions/Marketing outreach events
  • Participation in Morning arrival or dismissal duties as assigned
  • Hours: 7:30a-4:00p T/TH/F; 7:30a-5:00p W (PD)
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Middle School/Upper School Learning Specialist

Middle School/Upper School Learning Specialist

Agreement Start Date: August 1, 2021

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in adolescent learning and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

THE OPPORTUNITY

As the first Middle- and Upper-School Learning Specialist Teacher, you will have the opportunity to design and implement a new learning services program focused on the essential needs of students in a competency- and project-based learning school. Because we are a school focused on competency-based learning with minimal tests and quizzes, you will be free to play a central role in supporting the academic and developmental needs of the Bennett Day School community.  You will work in close partnership with students, faculty, and families to provide support and direction connected to academic and developmental growth of students in grades 6th-12th.  This includes supporting established curriculum, project-based learning, and individual student growth, as it relates to current educational best practices, personalized learning and neuroscience research.  You will be an essential  resource for teachers and parents to consult on academic and developmental needs.  Engaging parents through consultation about learning practices, as well as collaborating with teams of teachers about students, are critical elements of this position. 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of adolescent’s academic and developmental expectations at each grade and age level.  Experience with case management, including student IEPs and 504 plans, in addition to management of related resources, personnel, and law is preferred.  Additionally, ideal candidates will possess:

  • Four years minimum of relevant experience working with adolescents
  • Master’s degree related to Special Education preferred
  • Experience in individual student case management
  • Experience in providing intervention services and progress monitoring
  • Successful experience working as a mentor/advisor to an adolescent within an academic setting
  • Interest in/Experience designing innovative and experimental curriculum in a collaborative setting
  • Commitment to continual development of one’s cultural competence
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

SKILL SET

  • Passion for the mission and the vision of Bennett Day School; including understanding of the tenets of progressive education
  • Thoughtful judgment, effective interpersonal skills, excellent skills in oral and written communications
  • The ability to effectively present information to all constituencies of the school
  • Flexibility in adapting to change that happens in an entrepreneurial minded school
  • Working Knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Act, including Individual Education Plans, 504 plans, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of assistive technologies, learning resources, and a professional network of learning specialists

THE FIRST YEAR IN THIS ROLE:

WITHIN ONE MONTH, YOU WILL:

  1. Familiarize yourself with and organize student profiles 
  2. Plan lessons on school and study skills
  3. Create an assessment timeline for Middle and Upper School
  4. Build an In-depth knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards as related to the unique needs of our student population, teaching faculty, and larger school community
  5. Meet with Upper School counselor and Middle School teaching team to coordinate advisory

WITHIN THREE MONTHS, YOU WILL: 

  1. Instruct students on routines for executive functioning (supporting advisory)
  2. Conduct MS Benchmark Screenings and identify US students who need support
  3. Observation of classes and regular faculty meetings RE: support
  4. Coordination of spring testing schedule
  5. Provide support for universal screening and standardized testing including organization, communication and administration of accommodations
  6. Serve as first resource for teachers looking for additional suggestions, strategies and/or methods related to the academic and developmental needs of individual students, as well as groups of students

WITHIN SIX MONTHS, YOU WILL:

  1. Supporting faculty in preparation for conferences and processing outcomes with plans for growth moving forward for individual students
  2. Ongoing support for individual students and small groups as well as teachers
  3. Facilitate consistent Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction, monitoring student progress, and collaborating with classroom teachers and families
  4. Provide training/teaching for students, teachers and parents for the school’s ongoing development of best practices, pedagogical approaches, and differentiated instruction
  5. Serve as the liaison and coordinate with teachers, administrators, and outside support systems (physicians, mental health professionals, hospitals, courts, child protective services, etc.) for the purpose of providing/receiving requested information, making recommendations, and supporting our students
  6. Provide support for executive functioning and make recommendations for advisory and/or class organizational systems, assignment and/or instructional scaffolding, etc.

BY THE END OF THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR, YOU WILL:

  1. Teach small groups of Upper School students in school skills either through advisory or in a stand-alone class
  2. Collaborate with teachers to support classroom instruction, curriculum, and project based learning 
  3. Develop various proactive academic plans to support classroom instruction for individual student needs, which may include the creation and implementation of varied types of documentation and assessment
  4. Keep the Directors and Principal fully informed on student issues and other relevant matters pertaining to student and school life
  5. Ongoing support of students, teachers and families
  6. Manage, organize and proctor standardized assessments in MS and US
  7. Adjust and revise academic plans for students as needs arise

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Middle School Founding Teacher

Middle School Founding Teacher

Agreement Start Date: July 1, 2021

The Bennett Day Middle School is hiring our founding teacher. The Middle School Founding Teacher position is for an education professional eager to participate in the development of a growing Reggio-Emilia inspired academic program. Bennett Day School teachers understand that the craft of teaching is dynamic; they adapt to and integrate this belief in his or her daily work in the classroom and school community.  In this role, you’ll be responsible for helping to design and implement the core characteristics of our progressive, project- and competency-based middle school. Reporting to our Director of Intermediate and Middle School, you’ll bring your experience to build upon a brand new middle school that is true to our progressive mission.

THE OPPORTUNITY

As a founding teacher, you’ll design and teach courses, both in Project-Based Learning environments and through traditional intensives, based on the needs of our students and in your field of expertise. You’ll act as a mentor to new colleagues as our school grows in future years. Most importantly, you’ll act as advisor to the students in that first cohort, leading the students as a mentor through all elements of the school experience. As one of our founding teachers, you’ll be intimately involved in every aspect of the design of our school, and have input into every major pedagogical and/or curricular decision that the middle school makes. You’ll simultaneously develop your pedagogical and design skills free from many outside constraints, as you will be designing and implementing a project-based curriculum in a grade-free school. You’ll have the opportunity to develop meaningful educational relationships with students in your work as an advisor with a small section of students. You’ll also learn from your colleagues during the 5+ hours per week of professional development, which occur on Wednesdays when students are released early. 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years experience as a middle school teacher in STEM field
  • Experience as a mentor/advisor to adolescents within an academic setting
  • Innovative program and curriculum development experience; inquiry-based and/or project-based learning preferred
  • Demonstrated success in designing and teaching in competency-based, standards-based or standards-referenced learning programs
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Deep engagement in pedagogical trends, research, and best practices
  • Commitment to continual development of one’s cultural competence
  • Flexibility and adaptability in teaching and collaborating in a remote or alternative environment
  • Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in education preferred

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Grade-level curriculum development
  • Individual student documentation and evaluation
  • Family communication: home visits, conferences, blogging
  • Mentoring, collaboration and communication with Lead and Apprentice Teachers
  • Professional Development: Wednesday afternoon; beginning and end of year PD
  • Collaboration, communication, and integration with Specialist teachers (Art, Music, TESLab, Spanish,PE)
  • Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process; individual and team meetings with the Director of the Intermediate and Middle School
  • Participation in family/community evening/weekend events: Curriculum Night and Admissions/Marketing outreach events.
  • Participation in arrival/dismissal and/or lunch/recess duties as assigned
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and may include other duties

WITHIN THREE MONTHS (Summer months)

  • Learn about all the major elements of the middle school (currently in draft form) to become acquainted with the school’s vision
  • Learn about our competency-based education model AND software so you can better keep track of student progress
  • Teach us about what you believe might be worth changing or editing in those documents to better serve all students
  • Begin designing the School’s advisory program, complete with Social/Emotional curriculum and developmentally responsive checkpoints using materials from Responsive Classroom and Project Wayfinder for Middle School
  • Using your content knowledge, teach us what should be in the Middle School competency map (a list of all the major skills required of students) in your field(s)
  • Outline the first trimester intensive in your area of expertise (Math)
  • Meet with the Director of Intermediate and Middle School 1-2 times per week (working around your schedule and availability) to coordinate on mission and tasks

WITHIN SIX MONTHS (Through the first trimester)

  • Create, in collaboration with Middle School team, our first Project-Based Learning experience for students
  • Be a part of the planning for info sessions for prospective families
  • Be the content-area expert and most important voice in development in your field(s) of expertise 

WITHIN FIRST SCHOOL YEAR

  • Be a part of admissions events for the purpose of vetting of student applications for admissions
  • Support planning and delivery of professional development to colleagues in the intermediate grades

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Middle School Founding Mathematics Teacher

Middle School Founding Mathematics Teacher

Agreement Start Date: July 1, 2021

The Bennett Day Middle School is hiring our founding teacher. The Middle School Founding Teacher position is for an education professional eager to participate in the development of a growing Reggio-Emilia inspired academic program. Bennett Day School teachers understand that the craft of teaching is dynamic; they adapt to and integrate this belief in his or her daily work in the classroom and school community.  In this role, you’ll be responsible for helping to design and implement the core characteristics of our progressive, project- and competency-based middle school. Reporting to our Director of Intermediate and Middle School, you’ll bring your experience to build upon a brand new middle school that is true to our progressive mission.

THE OPPORTUNITY

As a founding teacher, you’ll design and teach courses, both in Project-Based Learning environments and through traditional math classes. You’ll act as a mentor to new colleagues as our school grows in future years. Most importantly, you’ll act as advisor to the students in that first cohort, leading the students as a mentor through all elements of the school experience. As one of our founding teachers, you’ll be intimately involved in every aspect of the design of our school, and have input into every major pedagogical and/or curricular decision that the middle school makes. You’ll simultaneously develop your pedagogical and design skills free from many outside constraints, as you will be designing and implementing a project-based curriculum in a grade-free school. You’ll have the opportunity to develop meaningful educational relationships with students in your work as an advisor with a small section of students. You’ll also learn from your colleagues during the 5+ hours per week of professional development, which occur on Wednesdays when students are released early. 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years experience as a middle school teacher in mathematics
  • Experience as a mentor/advisor to adolescents within an academic setting
  • Innovative program and curriculum development experience; inquiry-based and/or project-based learning preferred
  • Demonstrated success in designing and teaching in competency-based, standards-based or standards-referenced learning programs
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Deep engagement in pedagogical trends, research, and best practices
  • Commitment to continual development of one’s cultural competence
  • Flexibility and adaptability in teaching and collaborating in a remote or alternative environment
  • Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in education preferred

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Grade-level curriculum development
  • Individual student documentation and evaluation
  • Family communication: home visits, conferences, blogging
  • Mentoring, collaboration and communication with Lead and Apprentice Teachers
  • Professional Development: Wednesday afternoon; beginning and end of year PD
  • Collaboration, communication, and integration with Specialist teachers (Art, Music, TESLab, Spanish,PE)
  • Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process; individual and team meetings with the Director of the Intermediate and Middle School
  • Participation in arrival/dismissal and/or lunch/recess duties as assigned
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and may include other duties

WITHIN THREE MONTHS (Summer months)

  • Learn about all the major elements of the middle school (currently in draft form) to become acquainted with the school’s vision
  • Learn about our competency-based education model AND software so you can better keep track of student progress
  • Teach us about what you believe might be worth changing or editing in those documents to better serve all students
  • Begin designing the School’s advisory program, complete with Social/Emotional curriculum and developmentally responsive checkpoints using materials from Responsive Classroom and Project Wayfinder for Middle School
  • Using your content knowledge, teach us what should be in the Middle School competency map (a list of all the major skills required of students) in your field(s)
  • Outline the first trimester intensive in your area of expertise (Math)
  • Meet with the Director of Intermediate and Middle School 1-2 times per week (working around your schedule and availability) to coordinate on mission and tasks

WITHIN SIX MONTHS (Through the first trimester)

  • Create, in collaboration with Middle School team, our first Project-Based Learning experience for students
  • Be a part of the planning for info sessions for prospective families
  • Be the content-area expert and most important voice in development in your field(s) of expertise 

WITHIN FIRST SCHOOL YEAR

  • Be a part of admissions events for the purpose of vetting of student applications for admissions
  • Support planning and delivery of professional development to colleagues in the intermediate grades

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Upper School Mathematics Lead Teacher

Upper School Mathematics Lead Teacher

Agreement Start Date: August 1, 2021

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in adolescent learning and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

The Bennett Day Upper School is hiring a full-time mathematics teacher. In this role, you’ll be part of the Upper School faculty team and be responsible for implementing the core characteristics of our progressive, project- and competency-based high school.

Reporting to our Lead Designer and Director of the Upper School, you’ll bring your experience to the team to lead a cohort of students as part of the upper school team of teachers beginning in the fall of 2021-2022. Most importantly, you’ll act as advisor to the students in a cohort, leading a group of ten as a mentor through all elements of the school experience. As a teacher, you’ll also design and teach courses, both in Project-Based Learning environments and through traditional seminars, based on the needs of our students and in your field of expertise. You’ll act as mentor to new colleagues as our school grows in future years. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

As one of our teachers, you’ll be intimately involved in every aspect of our growing school, and have input into major pedagogical and/or curricular decisions that the high school makes. You’ll simultaneously develop your pedagogical and design skills free from many outside constraints that you find in traditional schools, as you will be designing and implementing a project-based curriculum in a grade-free (no A’s, B’s or C’s) school. You’ll have the opportunity to develop meaningful educational relationships with students in your work as an advisor, while having a smaller course load (1-2 classes per trimester). You’ll also learn from your colleagues during the 5+ hours per week of professional development, which occur on Wednesdays when students are released early. We are a small team and collaborate constantly on pedagogy, educational design, and student support. This position is ideal for someone who thrives when given the opportunity to make close connections and develop relationships with students, families and colleagues. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years experience working with adolescents in an education setting
  • Recognition that your primary role is an advisor and that your content expertise is secondary to the position
  • Experience teaching mathematics and STEM courses in an Upper School setting
  • Success in, or deep interest in, designing and teaching project-based learning and competency-based learning programs
  • Interdisciplinary and/or team  teaching experience 
  • Interest in/Experience working in teams, especially design teams
  • Successful experience working as a mentor/advisor to an adolescent within an academic setting
  • Interest in/Experience designing innovative and experimental curriculum in a collaborative setting
  • Commitment to continual development of one’s cultural competence
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

STRONGLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Comfort in a startup culture
  • Experience or education in, or professional passion for, multiple content areas across traditional silos 
  • Experience designing online learning experiences
  • Interest in the Science of the Adolescent Brain/Learning Science
  • Working knowledge of one additional language (desired, but not required)

THE SKILL SET

  • “Polymathness”: having wide-ranging interests and experience across different content silos (you would be interested in and capable of teaching both science and history, for example)
  • Dedication to designing innovative and nontraditional curriculum 

YOUR FIRST YEAR:

WITHIN ONE MONTH YOU’LL

  • Learn about all the major elements of the upper school and how they embody the school’s mission and vision
  • Learn about our competency-based education model 
  • Learn about our advisory program and work with your mentor teacher and school counselor to plan your advisory
  • Meet with the Upper School design team to coordinate on planning
  • Create, in collaboration with the Upper School team, your first Project-Based Learning experience for students
  • Plan for and meet your first group of advisees and their families in a series of home visits

WITHIN THREE MONTHS YOU’LL

  • Attend 1-2 admissions and marketing events as needed to share the school’s story to potential Bennett Day families
  • Co-Teach your first cross-curricular Project-Based Learning course with a cohort of students
  • Submit monthly reports on student progress
  • Participate in our professional development program on a weekly basis
  • Teach us about what you believe might be worth changing or editing in those documents to better serve all students
  • Lead 30 minute conferences with each of your advisees’ families
  • Maintain a competency assessment of each student in your Project-Based Learning and Seminar Courses

WITHIN SIX MONTHS YOU’LL

  • Teach a seminar course determined in concert with the Upper School Team
  • Co-Teach your second Project-Based learning course during Trimester Two
  • Write narrative assessments of your students and help them develop their own learning portfolios
  • Be a part of the planning for info sessions for prospective families
  • Be a part of admissions events 
  • Attend at least one professional development experience to learn more about at least one area of our pedagogical model with which you feel you need assistance or guidance
  • Be the content-area expert and an important voice in development in your field(s) of expertise 

BY THE END OF THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR, YOU’LL

  • Continue to teach Project-Based Learning and/or Seminar courses during Trimester 3
  • Help make enrollment decisions to finalize our next cohort of students for admission in the fall of 2022
  • Contribute to the interview and vetting process when/if any additional faculty is hired
  • Provide input on the full, final curriculum for the 2022-2023 school year
  • Work with our adjunct faculty to onboard them as they teach individual courses at the school

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-Time Positions:

Upper School Adjunct Teacher

Upper School Adjunct Teacher

Passionate about the work you do? Want to share that passion with young people? The Bennett Day Upper School is hiring adjunct teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Bring your knowledge and experience into the classroom, sharing your passion as an adjunct faculty member in a progressive learning environment. Work with a flexible schedule and explore an opportunity to inspire others. Reporting to our Director of Upper School, you will be a part of a unique and growing school who is looking to change the way students experience school.

 

The Opportunity:

As an adjunct, we have two unique ways to get involved at Bennett Day:

  1. Subject-Based Seminars: You will be teaching a seminar in your area of expertise over the course of 12 weeks (one trimester). This would be considered “traditional” teaching, in the sense that the course will operate much like any high school or college course. The delivery of the seminar will require a mixture of meetings with the class 3 times per week, with each class period running 90 minutes. These meeting times can serve as:
    1. time for clarification based upon common questions that have been received during the week or questions students currently have.
    2. time to give direct instruction.
    3. time to work on an activity with students to reinforce student knowledge.

A typical week would include meeting with students during required times, providing feedback to each student, answering student questions in a timely manner, and managing online coursework.

  1. PBL Subject Teaching: Every student in our school takes a cross curricular, themed, Project Based Learning (PBL) experience every trimester. These PBLs are co-taught by our lead teachers, but require subject-level experts to help plan and implement content in specific areas of need. In this role, you would be bringing your expertise to the team for approximately 10-12 hours each week to:
    1. Help brainstorm and plan content relevant to student interest and content needs
    2. Create learning experiences for students in your subject as it relates to the theme of the PBL
    3. Lead students through activities related to the PBL

Weeks as a PBL Subject teacher may vary in terms of contact time with students and expected duties, depending on the needs of the specific PBL.

For both options, you will also be asked to assess students based on specific demonstrations of skills mapped to our competency-based system. If you are unfamiliar with competency-based learning, here is an article that explains it. We do not use A-F letter grades.

The Salary: $3000/course (each course=one trimester)

Expected Hours Per Week: 10-12

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of progressive education practices, such as project-based learning or Harkness/Socratic seminars
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching in a competency-based learning programs
  • Commitment to the continual development of one’s cultural competence
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • 2 years experience working with adolescents (ages 12-20) in an education setting
  • Commitment to attend the on-boarding process so as to become acquainted with Bennett Day’s methods and mission
  • Experience in or strong desire to work in a Project Based Learning environment

STRONGLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience designing learning experiences
  • Interest in the Science of the Adolescent Brain/Learning Science
  • Working knowledge of the field of design in education, especially design and systems thinking
  • Working knowledge of one additional language (desired, but not required)

 

On-boarding:

Every adjunct teacher needs to complete a Bennett Day School orientation in order to understand the methods, assessment and pedagogy style employed by the school. This will occur over several days prior to the beginning of the trimester.

On-boarding is a training period to help those new to Bennett Day School to create a meaningful curriculum and assess students in a competency model. Adjuncts will bring their proposals as well as skills they expect students to gain to workshop the creation of coursework with competencies that fit the values of Bennett Day.

Each Bennett Day adjunct teacher must participate in an initial day-long in-person visit to the school to get to know the students.

To Apply:

  1. Submit a proposal relating to your area of interest. The proposal should include:
    1. If you are proposing a stand-alone course, please provide a sample of what your curriculum would look like week-to-week for the entire trimester. (*We understand that things change depending on student needs, but we would like to see an outline of what a student might accomplish), explicit skills a student could obtain by completing this seminar (see our competency map for initial guidance, although you could add your own as well), and a list of deliverables that can be added to a student portfolio
    2. If you are submitting to work on a PBL, please identify your area of expertise that you would bring to the PBL, an identification of the skills you think high school students would gain based on your involvement, and a link to any PBL work you’ve done in the past.
  2. Submit a cover letter and resume that describes your experience, and why you would be a good fit to teach your topic of interest.

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

 

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Substitute Teacher Position

Substitute Teacher Position

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with an innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

The substitute teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program.  The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule that allows for pre-scheduled dates as well as day-of requested dates. Substitute teachers help support classroom learning and school culture.  Bennett Day School fosters a collaborative work environment where a substitute will support an authentic learning place for all students. 

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood and/or elementary classrooms
  • Creative spirit
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Experience with technology use and applications
  • Adaptability
  • Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree or working towards a degree is preferred
    • Early childhood and elementary coursework required

Job Requirements:

  • Physical strength to independently lift 10-15 lbs
  • Fluency in written and oral English language.
  • Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom

Job Specifications:

  • Direct classroom work with children ages 4 to 7 years old
  • Work collaboratively with lead teacher in all aspects of classroom life
  • Recess and gross motor play supervision
  • Support and model positive discipline
  • Support family style eating
  • Possible Hours:  
    • M/T/Th/F: Full day 7:30 – 4:00, Half day 7:30 – 1:00 or 12:00-4:00, AfterCare until 6:00
    • Wednesdays: 7:30-1:00, AfterCare until 6:00

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Bennett Labs Positions:

General Inquiry:

General Inquiry Application

Bennett Day School is always looking to attract employment inquiries and develop relationships with other educators and faculty who are drawn to our mission and vision.

If you are interested in applying for a position at Bennett Day School, but do not see the perfect opening to fit your needs, we are happy to have you complete a general inquiry application that we can keep on file should a relevant position become available.

Along with the application, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a current resume. No email or telephone inquiries, please.

Click here to submit your application.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital, or veteran status; disability; or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to the hiring process, services, and employment is available to all persons.