The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-12, welcomes candidates for a position as Teacher of Learning Skills in the Middle and Upper Schools. The role is approximately 75% and possibly higher, depending on the completion of enrollment later this spring, and is eligible for benefits. Responsibilities include teaching classes in reading and writing in Middle School and providing one-to-one support for Middle and Upper School students. The candidate should be trained to teach students with learning differences and possess teaching experience in this area.
Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Our mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose: we seek to prepare our students for principled engagement in the world. In pursuit of this goal, we actively strive to build, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to developing antiracist citizens for growth in an antiracist community, and we expect our faculty, staff, students, parents, and trustees to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions.
Brearley teachers love to teach students who love to learn. Our faculty has the wisdom and skill to spark students’ pioneering spirit as well as the ability to think critically and creatively. We count on our faculty to create and maintain an atmosphere of honesty, generosity and respect for the thoughts, efforts, and feelings of others.
We educate our students within a network of teachers who know them for years and recognize that children grow and flourish in their own time with the support of a curriculum that responds to their intellectual needs. As the Brearley curriculum has evolved through thoughtful, deliberate collaboration, we encourage all faculty to bring fresh ideas and new insights that might enhance a strong, beloved foundation.
The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.
The ideal candidate will:
possess competence in anti-racist pedagogy
commit to helping students think independently and develop confidence in their own abilities
have genuine passion for and command of their subject matter
possess excellent communication skills
collaborate eagerly, and
bring to their work a collegial spirit and a sense of humor.
About The Brearley School
OUR STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
The Brearley School challenges girls of adventurous intellect and diverse backgrounds to think critically and creatively and prepares them for principled engagement in the world.
Guided by a dedicated community of adults, students develop a command of many disciplines, a love of learning and a resilient and generous spirit. The bond among students and with their teachers is rooted in a passionate exchange of ideas and an appreciation for the unique and lively contributions of each individual.
A Brearley education unfolds over a lifetime. The School instills in its alumnae the confidence to pursue their ambitions and the wisdom to live balanced and purposeful lives.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees, June 2016
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The Brearley School believes that diversity of thought, practice and identity are essential elements in preparing students for principled engagement in the world. We believe in the importance of establishing and strengthening the structures and practices necessary to achieve equitable representation and participation in our school. We are committed to putting these beliefs into action and are ther...efore engaged in continuous study, self-reflection and dialogue in order to improve and adapt as we learn.
We embrace the opportunities and challenges of learning and working in a diverse environment characterized by respect and consideration for the needs of others. In partnership with faculty, staff, students, families and alumnae, we are endeavoring to instill and sustain shared values that promote a welcoming, inclusive and affirming community.
The Brearley School condemns racism in the strongest possible terms and is committed to building an antiracist community. This work requires active introspection, self-awareness and the determination to make conscious and consistently equitable choices on a daily basis. We expect our faculty, staff, students, parents and trustees to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions. These actions include participating in antiracist training and identifying and eliminating policies, practices and beliefs that uphold racial inequality in our community.