SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: LOWER SCHOOL

 
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Hawken School is committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design educational experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. Hawken School seeks culturally competent teachers who are committed to equity and social justice, comfortable taking risks, and who embrace a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students.  

Successful candidates for any role at Hawken School must demonstrate skill and commitment in all the following key areas:
 
Mission, Culture, and Philosophy Alignment 
Candidates must show they can thrive at Hawken and are highly motivated by the school’s mission.
 
Fair Play: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice 
Candidates must indicate a commitment to and have experience with serving students and communities equitably.
 
Relationship Building and Cultivation Candidates must show they can build relationships throughout the Hawken community.
 
Content Knowledge
Candidates must demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work.
 
Humility and Growth Mindset
Candidates must be eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others.
 
Approach to Work
Candidates must show initiative and agency with a commitment toward feedback and flexible problem solving.
 
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: Lower School
We are actively seeking candidates for substitute teaching roles, on an as-needed basis.

Hawken School seeks teachers comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects.
 
We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice.  
 
THE POSITION
Hawken School is seeking dynamic and innovative individuals committed to teaching the total child. Candidates should be eager to work in an innovative and collaborative team-based environment with thoughtful individuals committed to doing school better.  As a Substitute Teacher, flexibility, adaptability, and problem-solving skills will be critical factors in our search. 
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Implement lesson plans prepared by the classroom teacher
  • Care for students’ safety and well-being throughout the school day
  • Report daily events via written observations to classroom teacher at the end of the day
  • Upholding the Purpose, Promise and Principles of Hawken School  
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
A bachelor's degree is required.  Although prior classroom experience is preferred, candidates who have interacted with children toddler through fifth in organized settings (such as youth group or athletics) are welcome to apply.  A deep understanding of developmental needs of young children and enthusiasm for learning are required. 
 
INTERESTED
Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter to lsadministration@hawken.edu
 
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
 
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