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St. Paul's Choir School

Cambridge, MA (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3284877
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: May 27, 2020
  • Starting Date: September 1, 2020

Job Description

About You: You love teaching and inspiring elementary and middle-school boys. You are a highly productive self-starter who has demonstrated success working with students with a range of learning needs and styles. Your understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of elementary and middle school boys equip you to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment. As a member our Faculty team, you will plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans or instructional programs and develop strong partnerships with parents. You are someone who can tackle even the most challenging assignments with determination, humor, and the best possible outcome for students. To be successful in this role, you must be able to: • Teach English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies in a combined 3rd & 4th grade or separate 3rd or 4th grade classroom. • Teach students the elements of grammar, sentence structure, formal usage, punctuation, vocabulary development, critical reading, writing skills in major modes, and literary analysis • Teach students composition development ranging from paragraphs to multi-page research essays and reports • Reinforce students’ math and science skills in collaboration with our middle school Faculty • Teach a class of up to 15 students in the context of an integrated curriculum, perhaps with a teaching partner for various content specialties • Collaborate in the design and implementation of integrated curriculum • Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records and use them to write accurate, comprehensive reports • Lead non-classroom activities during various periods during the school day to help boys thrive and grow in grace and courtesy during their social interactions with each other. These duties, responsibilities and commitments are outlined in the faculty handbook • Participate fully in the demanding and rich life of the school • Collaborate and communicate with parents in an ongoing manner • Commit to SPCS’s unique mission and promote its Catholic identity; • Help students gain self-awareness of their learning styles and needs, introduce strategies to assist students in independently improve their academic performance • Ensure students’ academic progress by emphasizing scaffolding for effective learning and inquiry • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of School or his/her designee Saint Paul’s Choir School | Harvard Square 29 Mount Auburn Street | Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-868-8658 | Qualifications: • B.A./B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred • At least four years full-time teaching experience in K-8 public or independent schools beyond student teaching • Proficiency in subject matter and grade level-specific training and instruction • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, and classroom management • History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies • Strong skills sets in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and teaching the social and emotional skills needed by young boys; Experience in an all-boys school preferred • Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests and ability to commit to integrated curriculum; Proficiency in a specialized field of study a plus (e.g., Classical Languages, Theatre, World Languages or Art) • Strong communication abilities including speaking and writing • Required familiarity with new technologies At SPCS, classes are small and motivation is high among both students and teachers
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Welcome to St. Paul's Choir School!

    Since 1963, Saint Paul’s Choir School – the only Catholic boys choir school in the United States – has formed and educated boys in grades four through eight in the rich music tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, uniting a rigorous musical and academic curriculum with our Catholic faith and moral tradition. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Archdiocese of Boston does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices (consistent with those religious exemptions provided in statutory and constitutional law) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Dianne Flaherty
    • 29 Mt. Auburn Street
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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