2018-2019 School Year
Lower School - Teaching & Learning Specialist Position, 2018-2019
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School, located in Edison, New Jersey, seeks an experienced, dynamic, and resourceful Teaching and Learning Specialist for our Lower School Division.
The Teaching and Learning Specialist will work with students and teachers, primarily in grades PK3 through 5, in a dynamic, innovative program within the Lower School. Our teachers are committed to the School’s mission and vision, including a focus on values of global engagement, ethical conduct and pioneering thinking in a student-centered curriculum. The Wardlaw+Hartridge School hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse faculty to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection.
This is a position for an enthusiastic, engaged person who is eager to work with students and teachers alike to foster a culture of personal growth and self-efficacy. The Teaching and Learning Specialist will be a presence in classrooms, partnering with teachers in the development of instructional and assessment techniques, and motivating teachers to remain creative and persistent in their efforts to offer the best instructional practices to all students. Connections with individual students will focus on developing personalized strategies to maximize learning, providing students with personalized instruction at all levels from remediation through to enrichment.
The Teaching and Learning Specialist will be supported and guided by the Head of the Lower School. In addition, the Teaching and Learning Specialist will work with classroom and specialist teachers, the Admission Team, and the School Counselor as part of the school’s overall program.
● Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
● Develop individualized education programs for eligible students.
● Plan, organize and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities both in remediation and enrichment models
● Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
● Implement and update educational plans, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
● Discuss students’ progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators
● Mentoring and training of teachers on current, research-based, and validated technique and programming to engage student learning, maximize retention, and facilitate creative and ongoing assessment.
● Communicating with the Head of Lower School about students with academic concerns
● Facilitating consultations with other school support personnel and/or other external professionals to assess and refer students as needed
● Collaborating with teachers to identify and maximize success opportunities for all students
● Organization and application of student records QUALIFICATIONS:
● Master’s Degree in Education
● Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
● Experience differentiating instruction, developing accommodations for students and training staff to meet the needs of all students. ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
● Attention to detail, record keeping, and follow up
● Ability to interpret, summarize, discuss and apply psychoeducational testing
● Strong understanding of and commitment to promoting growth mindset
● Exceptional communication, collaboration, and writing skills
● Self-directed and highly organized
● Ability to maintain a strong professional network with outside experts
● Understanding of current research and research-based practices
● Ability to communicate with parents
● The ability to implement developmentally appropriate learning activities
Upper School Humanities - English Position, 2018-2019
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School, located in Edison, New Jersey, seeks an experienced, dynamic, and resourceful English teacher for our Upper School Division.
We are looking for a collegial, engaging teacher who finds fascination in teaching 9th graders and elective courses for students in upper grades. We seek an experienced educator who is adept at using literature to explore essential questions and equip students with skills to think critically, read deeply, and write effectively. Those with a strong commitment to working as part of a thoughtful and reflective team are encouraged to apply. More information about the Humanities program may be found on our website whschool.org/Academics/Upper School.
The selected candidate will serve as an advisor to a small group of students and participate fully in the life of the Wardlaw+Hartridge School, including effectively collaborating with colleagues, engaging in a continual cycle of professional development, actively joining meetings, committees, service learning, and other community gatherings, and working to uphold the mission and vision of the school. Teachers are expected to serve as club advisors or coaches as well.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission and core values of Integrity, Opportunity, Support, Diversity, Community, and Sustainability. Demonstrated success crafting curricula with a global perspective and framework.A master's degree and 5 years of teaching experience is preferred. Experience teaching Advanced Placement courses is desired. Interested candidates please send cover letter, philosophy of education, and three references to Ms. Brack at email@example.com
Lower School - Classroom Teacher Fifth Grade 2018-2019
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School, located in Edison, New Jersey, seeks an experienced, dynamic, and resourceful classroom teacher for our Lower School Division, to teach 5th grade Humanities classes of English/Language Arts and Social Studies.
This faculty member will join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community of skilled, dedicated teachers. Our teachers are committed to the School’s mission and vision, including a focus on values of global engagement, ethical conduct and pioneering thinking in a student-centered curriculum. The Wardlaw+Hartridge School hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse teachers to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Those with a strong commitment to working as part of a thoughtful and reflective team in a semi-departmentalized model are encouraged to apply. More information about the Lower School program may be found on our website, whschool.org.
Successful candidates will have three or more years of experience in Lower School and will be able to demonstrate strengths in communication with parents, assessment and evaluation of students and execution of developmentally appropriate curricula.
Lower School teachers report to the Lower School Head and work closely with the faculty, support staff and parents. A Lower School teacher must be able to communicate well with both children and adults. Professionalism, a strong work ethic, flexibility, and a growth mindset are essential in this position.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission and core values of Integrity, Opportunity, Support, Diversity, Community, and Sustainability. Demonstrated success crafting curricula with a global perspective and framework.
A Bachelor's/Master’s Degree with a concentration in Elementary/Early Childhood and three or more years of teaching experience preferred.
Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of introduction, resume, personal educational philosophy, and three references to: Ms. Donna Brack, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE
This position is for the 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for someone to work in our ENCORE After School program. Must be 25 or older, have experience with children ages Pre K - 8th, must have patience and ability to move around quickly. Position requires keeping attendance records, helping with homework, playing with children, keeping the aftercare area neat and clean, and the ability to deal with emergencies. Hours are 2:45 - 7:00. Encore ends at 6:30 but you must be willing to stay if someone is late.
Spring, 2018 – Middle School Track: Throws & Jumps
The Wardlaw-Hartridge School (North Edison) is looking for a Middle School assistant track & field coach. Successful candidates must be available from 3:05 – 4:45 PM, Tuesday – Friday, from March 7 – May 24. Hours are extended on meet days. The candidate should either be knowledgeable concerning the rules and techniques of field events, or willing to learn those techniques.