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JOB TITLE: Fifth Grade Reading Teacher

REPORTS TO: Director of Lower School

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None

STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, Teacher Contract

JOB SUMMARY: The Lower School Reading Teacher is responsible for providing support, in-depth knowledge of the Science of Reading, and the best teaching practices for students with learning differences. This position will be critical in partnering with the Department Chair and the Director of Lower School.

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function):

  • Commitment to Briarwood’s mission, purpose, and culture.
  • Strive to inspire a love of the field of study in students.
  • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with learning differences and teachers in their efforts to advance students with learning differences.
  • Observe and evaluate students with academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
  • Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction.
  • Prepare lesson plans.
  • Document progress and assist goals for students.
  • Developing and issuing educational content, including notes, tests, and assignments.
  • Supervising classes to ensure all students are learning in a safe and productive environment.
  • Organizing supplies and resources for lectures and presentations.
  • Delivering personalized instruction to each student by encouraging interactive learning.
  • Planning and implementing educational activities and events.
  • Ensuring your classroom is clean and orderly.
  • Preparing and distributing periodic progress reports and semester report cards.
  • Attending parent-teacher meetings.
  • Evaluating and documenting student progress.
  • Allocating and grading homework, assignments, and tests.
  • Work with parents, faculty, and division heads when academic concerns arise regarding students.
  • Implement a focus on technology use and adoption within the school.
  • Represent the school at educational conferences and associations.
  • Participate in any accreditation process for the school.
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff retreats.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Lower School or the Head of School.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

The Fifth Grade Reading Teacher demonstrates flexibility, perseverance, resourcefulness, critical thinking and creativity, collaboration, self-awareness, the ability to listen well and seek understanding, strong organizational skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Teacher Certificate, with a Specialty in Reading or Equivalent
  • Experience and/or training in Orton-Gillingham-related curricula (e.g., Wilson Language Systems, BLS, Fundations), Neuhaus
  • Experience and/or training in the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy
  • Experience in independent schools, with a strong background in Reading
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Technologically savvy
  • Proven success at working collaboratively
  • Passionate about the chosen field of study

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off,  and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood Philosophy 

“Every student can learn, and every student has the right to be taught in the way he or she learns best.” 

The Briarwood Core Values 

Community through Connections 

Our school community is a diverse group of learners who treat each other with kindness and respect. 

We value the connections that our faculty and staff make with our students. 

We value our partnerships with families. 

We strive to ensure our community offers academic, social, and emotional growth opportunities. 

Transformation through Confidence 

Our faculty creates a structured and challenging academic environment. They hold themselves and their students accountable as they build confident, self-advocating learners prepared for an ever-challenging and complex world. We set high expectations for social behavior and academic success, which students attain through perseverance and a growth mindset. 

Each candidate is expected to understand and support the Briarwood Teaching Philosophy and Core  Values. 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex,  sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic outlined by federal,  state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting,  promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

Updated May 2024

​JOB TITLE: Secondary Language Teacher

REPORTS TO: Director of Middle School/Director of Upper School

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None

STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, Teacher Contract

JOB SUMMARY: The Secondary Language Teacher uses research and evidence-based methodology infused with joyful learning to support students’ reading and literacy development, use of technology, and positive self-identity. The ideal candidate provides targeted language instruction that reflects the principles and practices of Structured Literacy. The ideal candidate strives to work as a collaborative team member to instruct and support students in Middle and/or Upper School (6th-12th grades) with mild to moderate learning disabilities by utilizing curriculum materials adopted by the school and appropriate supplemental and teacher-made materials. 

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function):

  • Delivering prescriptive, explicit, systematic, structured, multi-sensory language instruction 
  • Creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-motivation
  • Documenting and communicating student progress in written and verbal form to parents and administrators
  • Assisting registrar and administration in class assignment and grouping of students
  • Participating in and providing ongoing professional learning related to structured literacy instruction and intervention
  • Collaborating with colleagues in school and student-improvement activities
  • Encouraging the use of technology as a teaching and support tool in the classroom
  • Maintaining regular attendance as documented by the number of days present and required meetings
  • Exhibiting punctuality as observed in arrival and departure times from the building and required meetings
  • Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

The Secondary Language Teacher demonstrates flexibility, perseverance, resourcefulness, critical thinking and creativity, collaboration, self-awareness, the ability to listen well and seek understanding, strong organizational skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Background in Orton-Gillingham methodology preferred; Wilson Reading System familiarity/training preferred.
  • Extensive experience and training with dyslexia, executive functions, and assistive technology are strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years as a language teacher, dyslexia interventionist, or related role preferred.
  • Willingness and eagerness to work with students in grades 6-12 with learning disabilities.
  • Affiliation with professional organizations, including but not limited to ASHA, IDA, HBIDA, etc., is preferred.

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood Philosophy 

“Every student can learn, and every student has the right to be taught in the way he or she learns best.” 

The Briarwood Core Values 

Community through Connections 

Our school community is a diverse group of learners who treat each other with kindness and respect. 

We value the connections that our faculty and staff make with our students. 

We value our partnerships with families. 

We strive to ensure that our community offers academic, social, and emotional growth opportunities. 

Transformation through Confidence 

Our faculty creates a structured and challenging academic environment. They hold themselves and their students accountable as they build confident, self-advocating learners prepared for an ever-challenging and complex world. We set high expectations for social behavior and academic success, which students attain through perseverance and a growth mindset. 

Each candidate is expected to understand and support the Briarwood Teaching Philosophy and Core  Values. 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex,  sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic outlined by federal,  state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting,  promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

Updated May 2024

JOB TITLE: Upper School Math Teacher

REPORTS TO: Director of Upper School

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None

STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, Teacher Contract

JOB SUMMARY: Teacher has the responsibility of providing in-depth knowledge of subject content and the best teaching practices for students with learning differences. This position will play a critical role in partnering with Department Chair and the Director of Upper School. 

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES:

  • Commitment to Briarwood’s mission, purpose, and culture
  • Strive to inspire a love of the field of study in students
  • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs
  • Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges
  • Enthusiastic collaboration with the Math Department and grade level team
  • Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction
  • Prepare lesson plans
  • Document progress, assist goals for students
  • Develop and issue educational content including notes, tests, and assignments
  • Supervise classes to ensure all students are learning in a safe and productive environment
  • Organize supplies and resources for lectures and presentations
  • Deliver personalized instruction to each student by encouraging interactive learning
  • Plan and implement educational activities and events
  • Ensure your classroom is clean and orderly
  • Prepare and distribute periodic progress reports and semester report cards
  • Attend parent-teacher meetings
  • Evaluate and document student progress
  • Follow evidence-based curriculum and strategies adopted by the school
  • Align routines and procedures across grade levels
  • Maintain a structured, consistent, yet flexible approach to classroom management
  • Skilled at differentiating instruction and providing individualized accommodations
  • Serve as a grade-level advisor and team member managing all aspects of the grade level experience
  • Allocate and grade homework, assignments, and tests.
  • Work with parents, faculty, and division heads when academic concerns arise regarding students
  • Implement a focus on technology use and adoption within the school
  • Represent the school at educational conferences and associations
  • Participate in accreditation processes for the school
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff retreats
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Upper School or the Head of School

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred), Teacher Certificate in Math preferred, not required.

Experience: 

  • Experience in independent schools, with a strong background in Math
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Technologically savvy, Google Suite
  • Working with students with diagnosed learning disabilities and dyslexia
  • Proven success at working collaboratively
  • Passionate about the chosen field of study

Physical Abilities: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position.

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities.

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

Updated June 2024

Reports to: Head of School and Department Director

Job Summary: Meaningful instruction for students, to facilitate learning in the absence of the regular teacher. Flexible, creative, and willing to fill in for various subjects and grade levels.

Detailed Responsibilities & Activities (Including Physical Function):

  • Provide classroom instruction to students as outlined in lesson plans
  • Manage the classroom in a way that encourages students
  • Create a classroom that is conducive to learning
  • Supervise students in and out of the classroom, monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Implement plans for curriculum program which provide for effective teaching strategies
  • Maintain appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices in the absence of the teacher
  • Presents for students a positive role model that supports the mission of the school
  • Communicates and interacts with students, parents, and staff in a positive manner
  • Other duties assigned to help and assist the School, Directors, and Staff

Minimum Requirements: Experience teaching in a classroom setting, good interpersonal skills, attention to detail, organization, ability to multi-task, and be able to pass a Background check.

Education: College education, Bachelor’s Degree.

Physical Abilities: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position.

Documentation Required: College Transcripts, teaching certificate, and documentation of experience.

The Briarwood and Tuttle Schools offer a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. The Briarwood School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Updated October 2023

The Briarwood school is seeking highly qualified applicants for teaching positions, grades K-12, to join our team of highly trained teachers. The Briarwood School is a K-12 independent school specializing in educating children with diagnosed learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia).  We believe that Every child CAN learn and deserves to be taught in the way he or she learns best.  

Teachers report to their Division Director and facilitate the growth of students through direct, multi-sensory instruction utilizing evidenced-based curriculum. Teaching positions at the Briarwood School are full-time positions. We are now accepting applications for anticipated openings in the near future.

Applicants to Briarwood will have their resume kept on file and contacted for a screening interview if and when a relevant position becomes available.

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Commitment to Briarwood’s mission, purpose, and culture.
  • Passion for working with students who learn differently.
  • Eagerness to continue learning through robust professional development opportunities.
  • Provides a safe, nurturing, inclusive, and structured classroom environment.
  • Develops strong rapport with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Enthusiastic collaboration with a department/team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Follows evidence-based curriculum and strategies adopted by the school.
  • Aligns routines and procedures across grade level and maintains a structured and consistent classroom environment.
  • Skilled at differentiating instruction and providing individualized accommodations.

Required and preferred Educational Background and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Current teaching certification preferred
  • Prior teaching experience, preferably in an Independent School setting 
  • Coaching experience in traditional sports preferred
  • Experience teaching students with learning disabilities strongly preferred
  • Strong content knowledge
  • Proficient with technology, especially Google Workspace
  • Strong work ethic

Additional Salary Information: The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. Relocation compensation is not included in any position.

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