Teaching Opportunities- Eastern Point Day School-Gloucester, MA


For any of you teachers out there that either live in G-Town or would like to relocate to one of the most beautiful communities on the planet, I saw this listing on Craigslist-

We are searching for caring, dedicated, and skilled professionals to teach at Eastern Point Day School, which serves children in grades Pre K-8. The successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work well with children in a multi-age classroom. We are looking for experienced candidates who use best practices, technology, current methodologies, creativity, innovation and a balanced approach to instruction. Starting date is the week of 8/30/10.
CLASSROOM TEACHERS (1 – 2 positions)-Kindergarten through Grade 8 Multi-Age,
For the 2010/2011 school year, we anticipate the need for 1-2 additional certified classroom teachers who are able to work collaboratively, team teach and differentiate instruction for children of varying ages and grades. Expertise and experience at the early childhood (Grades K-1), intermediate (Grades 2-4) and/or upper levels (Grades 5-8) required. Our grade levels are combined and based upon enrollment projections, curriculum and planned growth.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS (Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8)
We are looking for substitute teachers throughout the year to work in our multi-age classroom settings for grades Pre-K to grade 8.
MUSIC TEACHER, (1 position-part time)
We are looking for a talented, joyful, and energetic music educator who has a passion for working with children of all ages. Our music program integrates classroom curriculum, music history, drama, chorus and performance programs. Ideal candidates have demonstrated skills working with young children and are creative and excited about developing and delivering a music curriculum. The ability to play strings and/or piano is preferred. Our music program focuses on the following:
-Vocal music
-Reading and notating music
-Listening, analyzing and describing music
-Music History
-Understanding relationships between music and other arts and disciplines outside the arts
SPANISH TEACHER, (1 position-part time)
We are also searching for a skilled teacher of Spanish who can bring their love of this language and culture to our community. The successful candidate will be able to balance verbal and written language instruction. Ideal candidates have demonstrated skills working with young children and are creative and excited about developing and delivering a Spanish curriculum. The Spanish program has the following focus:
-Build listening and comprehension as language learners.
-Communicate with others using vocabulary, useful phrases or expressions and simple sentences.
-Broaden understanding of Spanish language, history and culture.
-Follow simple directions accurately.
-Acquire and apply new vocabulary.
Teaching Opportunities
-As a small, non profit school, our educational community offers a unique opportunity for interested educators to work in an intimate, hands-on environment. From classroom to school events, our teachers work with each other, and with school families to create a participative and progressive academic experience between grade levels. Additionally, experiential learning units will typically become themed in our trimester schedule, and overlap between grades. We also utilize our vast local resources to enhance our curriculum.
School Mission Statement- Inspire, Challenge, Educate
-Eastern Point Day School?s mission is to inspire, challenge, and educate. Hands on experiential learning combined with small class size and a deep respect for a child?s individuality create a nurturing atmosphere where children excel academically, grow emotionally, and develop social responsibility.
Eastern Point Day School is committed to providing our students with the skills to be successful in the 21st century. They take place in a meaningful, experiential based learning environment and are focused on the following areas:
-Core Academic Subjects include a classical education in language arts, math, science, health, history, civics, geography, art, music, drama, Spanish and physical education utilizing a standards based curriculum.
– Interdisciplinary Themes incorporating an experiential approach to learning connect basic subjects to a broad based theme or topic such as global awareness, environmental studies, etc.
-Innovation is woven into each subject and includes investigation, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration.
-Information, Media and Technology required of today’s students include information and media literacy, communications and technology.
– Life and Work Skills are needed to navigate in today’s fast-paced, high-technology world. The development the individual student?s social competency and responsibility includes flexibility, adaptability, initiative and self direction, cross-cultural awareness, productivity, accountability, organization, and leadership.
Background and Environment
-There is nowhere on Cape Ann where you will find such a dynamic and diverse educational experience at our tuition level plus sibling discounts. Our headmaster and faculty are directing a strong curriculum plan, enrichment programs such as art, dance, drama, physical education, movement, Spanish, and music, and a cooperative experiential learning environment with small average classroom sizes (12:1).
Grades Offered in 2010-2011 are Pre-Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten to 8th.
The Eastern Point Day School Experience offers
-Small class size averaging 12 students or less with individualized instruction
-Friendly family environment
-Flexible multi-age settings with a hands on, experiential and integrated approach to learning
-Great, happy students with a natural curiosity and love of learning
– Nurturing, quality, bachelors and masters level teaching staff
-Solid yet flexible curriculum with a focus on academic excellence and social responsibility
-Strong administration and leadership team poised for present and future growth
-Great student, parent and family involvement
-Use of local resources and field experiences such as Cape Ann Museum, Maritime Heritage Museum, Sawyer Library, Cape Ann Cable TV, Hammond Castle, Coast Guard, Wolf Hollow
-Special subjects of Spanish, Drama, Dance, PE, Creative Movement, Art, Music, and extracurricular lessons of Piano, Guitar
-Winter Program and Spring Arts Festival at the Gloucester Stage Company
-A quality preschool and extended day childcare program
-Majestic school setting on a hill overlooking the ocean
-A great private school education at a tremendous value
Contact Eastern Point Day School by 7/29/10
8 Farrington Avenue
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Response Requirements
– Email correspondence only-No Phone calls
– Please include cover letter to Headmaster Steve Silvestri
– Support the Letter with Resume
– Please list three references
Application Requirements
Upon review of your submission, if eligible, you will be invited to participate in the first stage of an application and recruitment process:
Next steps will include:
– Application
– Multiple Interviews with Different Sections of School Leadership and Administration
– Verification of Massachusetts or Equivalent Teaching Certification or Licensure
– Background Check (CORI)

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