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11 May 2022

Full-Time Fifth Grade Co-Teacher

Atrium School – Posted by mstclair Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

To begin in the 2022-2023 year, Atrium School seeks an experienced full-time 5th grade teacher, with particular enthusiasm and strength in the area of math and science education.

Atrium School is a progressive, inclusive PreK-8th grade independent school in Watertown, MA. Our program encourages academic and intellectual curiosity, creativity, and exploration while fostering each child’s intellectual and personal growth. Our students are original thinkers, who develop confidence in themselves and respect for others within a joyful, vibrant community of nurturing and challenging teachers, engaged parents, and enriching community partnerships.

Teachers in the elementary grades at Atrium work in co-teaching pairs to create innovative curriculum. We seek candidates with general strengths across the humanities and sciences, together with the capacity to integrate disciplines in meaningful project learning. Further, we seek candidates with a deep understanding of child development that will enhance a classroom where social/emotional learning, collaboration, and kindness are prized. For this position, strength in both math and science education is particularly relevant. Atrium’s program and school culture strongly cultivate inclusion and an active sense of environmental and social justice.

In addition, faculty at Atrium:

  • Are passionate experts in their content areas and instructional skills; write skillfully and frequently.
  • Enjoy and have great capacity to nurture the whole child, and value the broad array of learning approaches that every child possesses.
  • Value the varied dimensions of student learning and progress.
  • Collaborate daily with multiple colleagues to plan and carry out complex, integrated learning experiences that cross grades and subject areas.
  • Initiate and continually plan their own growth, within a supportive atmosphere that prioritizes professional development.

We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural and gender diversity of the school community. Additionally, we seek candidates who are committed to building and sustaining a community that is richly diverse and includes a wide range of family structures, racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

A minimum of 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience is preferred.

How to Apply

For further information about the mission, program, and community at Atrium, please visit To apply for this position, please follow the directions on and submit a resume, a cover letter, and the names of three references to both Simone Miles Esteves and Kathy Hanson. Please also indicate where you first heard about the position. No phone calls, please.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Education, school, and Teaching.

Job expires in 28 days.

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