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The Gardner School is seeking a dynamic, experienced, highly skilled classroom teacher to
join our community as the school’s next 3rd/4th Grade Homeroom Teacher. We are looking
for a compelling classroom teacher who is committed to progressive education, inspired to
innovate, and able to add value to our outstanding school.
The 3rd/4th Grade Teacher would create an environment where students develop the
knowledge, skills, creativity, work habits, and social maturity to live an inspired life
connected to themselves, their community, and their world. With small class sizes and close
communications with parents, our classroom is a highly personalized learning environment
that allows students time to find their own voices.
The Gardner School seeks to develop confident and competent learners who manage their
own learning, think critically and with curiosity, take pride in the quality of their work,
effectively participate in collaborative learning, and contribute to the classroom, the school,
and the broader community.
In addition to the qualifications listed below, the ideal 3rd/4th Grade Teacher candidate
will be highly effective in using progressive educational strategies such as inquiry-, project-,
and place-based, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning. The ideal teacher can
differentiate and individualize instruction in ways that maximize student engagement and
achievement. This teacher can expertly guide students through long-range thematic
learning experiences and culminating projects and presentations.

● Teach classes as assigned, providing effective and professional classroom
instruction, assessment, and management
● Design and implement curriculum and instruction consistent with Gardner’s
mission, values, and pedagogy
● Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum development and on enhancing
instructional practices and strategies
● Establish effective communications and relationships with students and parents
● Help to maintain school policies, regulations, and expectations
● Develop and maintain professional, collaborative, and collegial relationships with
faculty and staff, as well as with community partners to the benefit of students and
our program
● Support the work of the Head of School and administrative/leadership team;
● Exhibit a growth mindset about teaching practices and work toward professional
goals and development
● Participate in non-classroom activities, including community events, curriculum
nights, field trips, and student trips
● Provide effective supervision of students to promote a safe and healthy
environment and school experience
● Timely and professional completion of required reports and forms
● Represent the school at community or public events
● Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned respective to faculty member’s status as a
Gardner community member

● Earned Bachelor’s Degree or higher in education or a related field from an
accredited institution; advanced degree in education or related field preferred
● Demonstrated success teaching a broad spectrum of classes—writing and literacy,
social studies, and math in elementary whole-classroom and blended grade levels
● Demonstrated success working with and supporting the multiple intelligences
● Demonstrated success in creative and experiential curriculum development
● Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills; ability to effectively
communicate and work with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students
● Proficiency with computers, Google Drive, and word processing, database, and
other classroom technologies
● Demonstrated ability to create an effective learning environment and interact
effectively with people from different cultures and experiences
● An awareness about learning differences and how they can expand teaching
practices and student success
● An ability to learn from and build on varying cultural and community norms of
students and their families
Interested candidates can find instructions for applying for this position on the Gardner Employment page.

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