Employment

Founded in 1926, Wooster School is a co-educational, 5-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 350 students, and a regional leader in student-centered education. The School is located in Danbury, Connecticut. By design and mission, it educates a student population diverse in academic ability, socioeconomic background, religious affinity, and race and ethnicity. Wooster is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

While Wooster’s traditions of self-help and relationship-building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to teaching and learning are making us a leader in the independent school world. We are committed to a learner-centered environment for our students, and to exploring the full potential of competency-based and personalized teaching and learning.

Wooster School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we provide a work environment that welcomes diversity. In addition to a competitive salary, employees receive retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long term disability and life insurance benefits.

All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final.

Bridge Program Teacher

Position Description

The Wooster School Bridge Program supports high-achieving, mainstream students with language-based learning differences. The Bridge Program teacher will support a student cohort with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation. The Bridge Program teacher will also collaborate with teachers and students in a mainstream classroom setting in an effort to advance students with different learning needs and they will partner with parents, students, and outside professionals. Communication with colleagues and parents is essential. The ideal candidate will have a background in multi-sensory language-based instruction (ie: Orton Gillingham based approaches) as well as a knowledge of best practices in executive functioning study skills.

The Role

The Bridge Program Teacher will:

  • Support the Humanities learning of 9th grade Bridge Program students.
  • Support the Biology learning of 10th grade Bridge Program students.
  • Provide executive functions support to 9th and 10th grade Bridge Program students.
  • Participate in various student-focused programs such as: advisory, chapel, community meals, and clubs
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development
  • Commit to designing culturally responsive curricula and experiences in collaboration with our Center for Equity and Justice

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. A competitive benefits package includes retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Parvin Taraz, Director of Curriculum
parvin.taraz@woosterschool.org

Middle School English Teacher

Position Description

Wooster School seeks a Middle School English teacher to begin in the fall of 2021. The position will involve teaching English to 7th and 8th grade students as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary multigrade-level team. In particular, this teacher will partner with the 7th/8th grade history teacher to provide a cohesive humanities experience for students. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and at least 3 years of experience at the middle school level. Candidates should be curious students of the art and science of teaching and learning, particularly in the context of competency-based education and personalized instruction. Knowledge of and experience with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Program is a significant plus; interest in and willingness to learn about it is a must. Demonstrating flexibility, a strong sense of humor, and fluency with technology is also essential. As part of a school-wide instructional focus, the ideal candidate will also have enthusiasm for personalized instruction, rooted in multiple pathways for diverse learners to demonstrate competency.

The Role

Full-time Wooster teachers:

  • Teach four sections of middle school English
  • Participate in student-focused programs such as: advisory, chapel, community meals, and clubs
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development
  • Commit to designing culturally responsive curricula and experiences in collaboration with our Center for Equity and Justice

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. A competitive benefits package includes retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Diane Martin, Director of Divisions
diane.martin@woosterschool.org

Junior Varsity and Middle School Volleyball Coach

Position Description

Wooster School seeks a Junior Varsity and Middle School Volleyball Coach for the Fall Season from 9/8/21 - 11/19/21.The position includes coaching the Middle School volleyball team and also coaching the Upper School Junior Varsity team. The ideal candidate will have volleyball coaching experience at the high school and/or youth level. They should have experience working with students in grades 6-12 as a coach or teacher. The position is an extension of the classroom and the candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to teach players in a positive manner. Candidates should be interested in working and learning from the Head Coach in a collegial manner to maximize the experience for the players. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, can-do disposition that translates to the playing field.

The Role

Junior Varsity abd Middle School Volleyball Coach:

  • Attend Middle School practices Monday - Thursday; 3:00 - 3:45 pm
  • Attend Junior Varsity practices Monday - Friday; 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Attend all games as per the Wooster Middle School and Junior Varsity Volleyball schedule
  • Create daily practice plans
  • Manage daily practice and game days
  • CPR and First Aid Certification required

Salary & Benefits

This is a part-time position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Jeff Carone, Director of Athletics
jeff.carone@woosterschool.org

Substitute Teachers

Wooster School is looking for substitute teachers with teacher training and experience with students in grades 5th through 12th. Please send resumes and letter of interest to Mary Beth Brady at mary.beth.brady@woosterschool.org.

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