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Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, 3-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students. The School is located in Danbury, Connecticut and, by design, educates a diverse population of students in terms of academic ability, socioeconomic background, 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.

Middle and Upper School Technology Teacher

Wooster School seeks a technology teacher to help construct and execute a vision for a 5-12 curriculum sequence rooted in robotics and coding. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, teaching experience at both the middle and upper school levels, and a capacity and desire to teach across grade levels and divisions. S/he will be a curious student of the art and science of teaching and learning, and be interested in identifying opportunities and leading group(s) of students in competitions on and off-campus. S/he will be a lifelong learner and demonstrate a flexible, positive, and a can-do disposition. Interest and experience in competency-based education and the use of the LMS platforms that facilitate it is a significant plus, as is experience with making and digital design.

The Role

Full-time Wooster teachers:

  • Participate in our advisory program
  • Play a role in our afternoon programming
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development

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.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Christopher Pannone, Associate Head of School
christopher.pannone@woosterschool.org

Substitute School Nurse

Wooster School is currently seeking a substitute School Nurse who can be called upon to cover for our full time School Nurse periodically. This position includes addressing the health needs of the entire school during the academic school year and tending to the health of all students at Wooster’s summer camps. Wooster School educates a diverse population of students in terms of academic ability, socioeconomic background, and ethnicity. Wooster School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Wooster provides a wonderful work environment meeting the healthcare needs of students, faculty, and staff while at school. Wooster has nine separate buildings on campus; either students come to the Health Center or the nurse goes to them, depending on the nature of the illness or injury. Confidentiality in all school issues is a must.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assessing student health status
  • Providing emergency care
  • Ensuring access to health care
  • Identifying and managing barriers to student learni
  • Assuming role in maintaining safety and health promotion of faculty, staff, and students on campus
  • Addressing the needs of various age levels from early childhood to twelfth graders
  • Hours required to work are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, as needed

Minimum Requirements

  • Registered professional Nurse with minimum 2 years school nurse experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field
  • National School Nurse Certification a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work with all age groups, including parents
  • Must be able to work in conjunction with the Athletic Trainer
  • Current CPR/AED Professional Rescuer certification

Other Related Requirements

  • Three professional references provided upon request
  • Current RN Connecticut State license

Salary

Hourly rate of $30

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Charlotte Wood, Assistant to the Head of School
charlotte.wood@woosterschool.org

Part-Time Upper School Spanish Teacher

Wooster School seeks a part-time Upper School Spanish teacher with a strong background and experience in teaching of Upper School students. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, knowledge of and experience with ACTFL standards and competencies, teaching experience at the Upper School level, and a capacity, flexibility, and desire to teach across grade levels and divisions. 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. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, and a can-do disposition, and should have experience and be interested in innovative teaching and the use of technology.

The Role

Part-time Wooster teachers:

  • Teach one or two sections of Spanish
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development

Salary & Benefits

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

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Christopher Pannone, Associate Head of School
christopher.pannone@woosterschool.org

Tutor for Specialized Therapies

Specialized therapy tutors support our Grade 3-12 students with language based learning differences by providing interventions and remediation while working with parents, teachers, and outside professionals on best practices. Specialized therapy tutors should have training and experience using the Orton Gillingham method and programs like the Wilson Reading System and the Just Words Program. In addition, tutors should be well versed in teaching comprehension strategies, specifically using Lindamood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing program.

Wooster believes that students with language based learning differences can achieve at high levels if they receive specialized instruction tailored to their unique needs, support that builds on their strengths and mitigate their challenges, and an environment that is engaging and sparks their desire to learn. Wooster believes that students’ learning experiences must be tailored to their individual needs, skills, and interests, and enable them to take ownership of their learning. Students at Wooster also develop deep connections to each other, their teachers, and other adults.

The work of the specialized tutor focuses on students with language based learning differences.

Specialized tutor responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Prepares and implements a strategic plan for ongoing intervention and remediation.
  • Supports efforts to ensure that the planning and implementation of services seamlessly meet the needs of students with disabilities, reduce the stigma of special education, and maximize accessibility to enable students with disabilities to meet high standards.
  • Remains current with accepted and appropriate instructional practice and research. This includes engaging in regular and strategic professional development.
  • Uses formative, interim, and summative assessments to document student progress and achievement; assesses and analyzes student strengths and needs; designs and implements appropriate instruction to facilitate learning and growth.
  • Gives input to teachers regarding student Progress Reports as deemed appropriate and necessary.
  • Be available and committed to ongoing verbal dialogue and conversations with the parents and the Wooster community.

Experience/Qualifications

  • Training in the Wilson Reading Program (certification preferred) or Orton-Gillingham certification
  • Training in Lindamood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing
  • At least three (3) years of successful experience as an educator or reading tutor
  • Valid Teacher Certification (preferred)
  • Reading certification or working toward the successful completion of literacy certification (preferred)
  • Understanding of Wooster’s Vision: Purpose, Promise and Belief
  • Ability to model for, work with, plan with, and coach others.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with work experience.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to: Antoinette Fornshell, Director of Lower School & Student Learning Support at antoinette.fornshell@woosterschool.org.

Substitute Teachers

Wooster School is looking for substitute teachers with teacher training and experience with students in grades 3rd through 12th. For those interested in Grade 3 through Grade 5, please send resumes and letter of interest to Mary Beth Brady at mary.beth.brady@woosterschool.org. For those interested in Grades 6 through Grade 12, please send resumes and letter of interest to Missy Munk at melissa.munk@woosterschool.org.

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.

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