Employment

Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, grades 3 through 12, college preparatory day school, is located in Danbury, Connecticut. Wooster School stands on a firm foundation of teaching, learning, and community values. While our strong community traditions of self‐help and relationship building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to thinking, skill‐building, and the development of dispositions have the potential to push us into position as a regional school of choice for families who recognize that learning how to think, to learn, and to create relationships will be key to the success and fulfillment of our students in the 21st Century and beyond. We are a school of thinkers, learners, and creators. By combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, Wooster produces curious, capable and compassionate young people with the skills and dispositions to be successful and fulfilled in college, and in life.

Part-Time Upper School Math Teacher

Wooster School seeks a Part-Time Math teacher with a strong background in upper division mathematics, particularly geometry. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and teaching experience at the Upper School level. Candidates should be curious students of the art and science of teaching and learning, particularly in the context of mathematics. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, and a can-do disposition, and should have experience and be interested in innovative math teaching and the use of technology.

The Role

Part-time Wooster teachers:

  • Teach two sections
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development
  • Attend meetings and other school obligations as needed and determined by the school administration

Salary & Benefits

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

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:

Dr. Brian Sullivan, STEM Coordinator
brian.sullivan@woosterschool.org

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Wooster School seeks a full-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

Full-time Wooster teachers:

  • Teach four to five sections
  • 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:

Parvin Taraz, Assistant Director of Teacher Learning
parvin.taraz@woosterschool.org

Video Professional

Wooster School seeks a video professional for part-time work creating brief videos for our school website and potentially teaching an elective course or two in our Upper School program. Please visit our school website -- www.woosterschool.org -- to review the types of videos we have created in the past. In brief, this professional will work with a team of administrators to tell Wooster's story: its program, community, and vision. An appreciation of children, teachers, and schools is a necessary prerequisite. Familiarity and experience with several video editing softwares is a plus, as is the demonstrated ability to produce professional-looking materials on deadlines.

Salary & Benefits

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

To Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail our Associate Head of School at the information below, detailing their interest and qualifications for the position.

Chris Pannone, Associate Head of School
christopher.pannone@woosterschool.org

School Nurse

Wooster School is currently seeking a full-time twelve-month School Nurse to begin June 20, 2019. 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.

Duties Responsibilities

  • Assessing student health status
  • Tracking and collecting all health forms for the School, including annual Physical requirements
  • Providing emergency care
  • Ensuring access to health care
  • Identifying and managing barriers to student learning
  • Collaborating with counseling staff to identify student psychosocial problems and provide input and intervention
  • Maintaining cumulative health records, utilizing MagnusHealth for electronic health records
  • Performing annual vision, scoliosis and hearing screenings
  • Assuming role in maintaining safety and health promotion of faculty, staff, and students on campus
  • Assisting in implementing Flu Shot Clinic as needed
  • Collaborating with community agencies and acting as a resource/liaison for parents, students, and staff
  • 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, Monday through Friday

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
  • Must be able to work in conjunction with the Athletic Trainer
  • Current CPR/AED Professional Rescuer certification

Other Related Requirements

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

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 contact information for three references to:

Charlotte Wood, Assistant to the Head of School
charlotte.wood@woosterschool.org

Summer at Wooster Nurse

This is a nursing position at Summer at Wooster, a Pre-K through 8th grade day camp in Danbury, CT. Coverage includes June 20 - August 9, 2019, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. The Camp Nurse will provide first aid to students and staff, including but not limited to administering medications, performing ordered treatments, caring for illness, critical decision making in emergency situations, maintaining confidentiality, and documenting in accordance with the Wooster School Policies.

Job Requirements

  • Current CT RN in good standing
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Pediatric and/or School, Camp Nursing experience a plus

Salary & Benefits

This is a part-time position. Salary is commensurate with work experience.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Jeff Carone, Director of Summer at Wooster
summeratwooster@woosterschool.org

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Wooster School seeks an experienced basketball coach to join our Athletics Department for the winter 2019-20 season, who possesses strong leadership skills, a positive, education-based approach to athletics, and deep understanding of the sport of Basketball. For our Varsity Head Coach we need a program builder who can coordinate all aspects of the girls’ basketball program in concert with Wooster’s mission and values. Key responsibilities include oversight and mentorship of assistant coaches, planning and running daily practices, game day coaching, travel to and from away games, attending meetings, responding to requests from prospective student-athletes, overseeing care and maintenance of all equipment, and handling administrative tasks as needed. The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, and motivated, and committed to working with high school students within the context of a day school committed to promoting health and wellness, teamwork, good citizenship, and sportsmanship. This position reports to the Director of Student Life.

Qualifications and skills required for the position

  • Adhere to the Athletics philosophy of Wooster School.
  • Attend all preseason and postseason meetings scheduled by the Athletics Department and NEPSAC.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the sport and experience leading/organizing a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for working with high school students.
  • Commitment to working collegially in a diverse community and communicating effectively with a diverse population.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully complete a criminal background check.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required.

Salary & Benefits

This is a part-time position. Salary is commensurate with work experience.

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

Upper School Bridge Program Teacher

The Wooster School Bridge Program supports high-achieving mainstream students with language-based learning disabilities. The Bridge teacher will work with an Upper School student cohort to support students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation; support students in a mainstream classroom setting in an effort to advance students with different learning needs; partner with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better support students with special needs, and collaborate with colleagues to support students’ learning. Communication with colleagues and parents is essential.

The Role

Full-time Wooster Bridge Program teachers:

  • Teach five sections, providing academic support and pushing into classes
  • Participate in our advisory program
  • Play a role in our extracurricular 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:

Antoinette Fornshell, Director of Lower School & Student Learning Support
antoinette.fornshell@woosterschool.org

Middle School Bridge Program Teacher

The Wooster School Bridge Program supports high-achieving mainstream students with language-based learning disabilities. The Bridge teacher will work with a Middle School student cohort to: support students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation; support students in a mainstream classroom setting in an effort to advance students with different learning needs; partner with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better support students with special needs, and collaborate with colleagues to support students’ learning. The Bridge teacher will teach a Bridge-specific English class aligned with the students’ needs and the mainstream curriculum. S/he may teach a Bridge-specific Math class as well. S/he will push into History and Science classes and academic support to students in all areas. Communication with colleagues and parents is essential.

The Role

Full-time Wooster Bridge Program teachers:

  • Teach five sections, providing academic support and pushing into classes
  • Participate in our advisory program
  • Play a role in our extracurricular 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:

Antoinette Fornshell, Director of Lower School and Student Learning Support
antoinette.fornshell@woosterschool.org

Upper School Science Teacher

Wooster School seeks a Science teacher with a strong background in multiple upper division core sciences, particularly biology and chemistry, to join an outstanding and capable team of teachers. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, 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 science teaching and the use of technology. Depending on the instructor’s background and interest, the possibility of designing a new course and teaching in our Deep Learning Initiative may be part of this position.

The Role

Full-time Wooster teachers:

  • Teach four to five sections
  • 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:

Dr. Brian Sullivan, STEM Coordinator
brian.sullivan@woosterschool.org

Tutor for Specialized Therapies

Specialized therapy tutors support our K-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:

Elizabeth Higgins
Director of Teacher Learning
elizabeth.higgins@woosterschool.org

Substitute Teachers

Wooster School is looking for substitute teachers with teacher training and experience with students in grades K through 12th. For those interested in K 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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