|Located ten minutes west of Boston, Fessenden is a Pre-K - Grade 9 day and boarding school for boys. Enrollment at the School is 491 including 100 boarders in the upper grades from thirteen countries and many states in the U.S. A faculty and staff of over 100 provide a challenging educational program with a unique level of support for maturing boys. The school motto, “Labor Omnia Vincit” (work conquers all), reflects the objective of the School: boys are challenged to do their best, to take risks as learners, and to reach their full potential. In addition to intellectual diligence, a Fessenden education is based on high standards for personal behavior. The core values of the School underscore a strong academic, athletic and arts program designed specifically for boys. We seek qualified and experienced faculty and staff who support the objective of educating boys to become responsible young men of character and who are interested in contributing to a vibrant school community both in and outside of the classroom.|
The Fessenden School seeks a full-time arts teaching intern.
The Fessenden School seeks a full-time arts teaching intern. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and a strong background in the visual and/or performing arts to assist in any Pre-K to Grade 9 arts classroom. This position will provide experience teaching in a wide variety of course offerings in music, studio arts, digital arts, and woodworking under the guidance of the arts chair and coordinator of the intern program. Coaching, residential housing, and commensurate duties are required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Assistant Head (email@example.com). The email must include your name and the position in which you are interested.
|Long-Term Substitute Educational Support Specialist|
The Fessenden School has an immediate part-time opening for a reading/math support specialist, to work individually with students Grades 2-7.
The Fessenden School has an immediate part-time opening for a reading/math support specialist, to work individually with students Grades 2-7. Prior experience in elementary/middle school education, along with a master’s degree in reading/literacy, as well as experience in teaching math concepts required. This is an hourly substitute position to cover a teacher on medical leave. Candidates must be available from 8:00 a.m. to 2:10 pm every day. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Esther Torem, Director of the Skills Center, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fessenden School seeks a full-time Pre-K teacher.
Fessenden seeks a full-time Pre-K teacher. This position will require a teacher to assist one’s co-teacher in the development and delivery of a flexible pre-elementary program. One must foster a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with students; and motivate students to develop skills in accordance with each student’s ability. Candidates should also be able to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members. A bachelor’s degree in elementary education/early childhood or teaching certification is required. An advanced degree in education is preferred but not required. Residential housing and commensurate duties may be available, but are not required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Assistant Head (email@example.com).
|Singapore Math Coach K-Grade 6|
The Fessenden School seeks a full time Math Coach to help implement the Singapore Math Program in K-Grade 6.
The Fessenden School seeks a full time Math Coach to help implement the Singapore Math Program in K-6. Prior experience with Singapore Math (Math in Focus and Primary Mathematics) is required. Responsibilities will include:
- Research and provide staff support that will improve teaching and learning – including: teaching strategies, assessment of math skills, interpretation and use of assessment results, etc.
- Research and provide information and guidance regarding a range of effective and innovative math practices through various activities such as: individual discussions (informal and formal), coaching sessions, demonstration lessons with pre- and post- discussion/analysis, study groups, staff meetings, and professional development programs.
- Provide support and assistance to all classroom teachers in the full implementation of the schools adopted math program through i-Ready score analysis/interpretation.
- Conduct demonstration lessons to ensure that all teachers have been trained to an advanced level of delivery and are using the instructional materials as designed.
- Provide on-site staff development to ensure that teachers are knowledgeable about program components and understand the instructional design of how the program meets the standards (alignment).
- Assist teachers in building an interactive classroom and assure that recommendations for improvement are implemented.
- Serve as a resource in identifying appropriate instructional strategies and interventions to improve student achievement for all students. Assist teachers in differentiating the curriculum within their classes.
- Assist teachers in preparation pacing for instruction.
The work of a Math Coach will be supervised by the Math Department Chairs and supported by the Lower and Middle School Division Heads as well as the Director of Curriculum. Salary and benefit package are very competitive. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Assistant Head (firstname.lastname@example.org). The email must include your name and the position in which you are interested.
Fessenden Inclusion Statement
At Fessenden inclusion means building a community whose spirit and purpose is based on mutual respect and care. It is vital that each member feels recognized and valued. Inclusion is an essential part of our mission to cultivate each student’s potential and develop each boy’s mind, character, and heart. We believe that differences of backgrounds, perspectives and cultures are integral to preparing boys to be successful young men in a global community. Ongoing, mindful practice of inclusion requires both individual and institutional commitment to self-examination and learning. We further our mission to be a joyfully inclusive community by aligning policies, curriculum, and decision-making to support diversity and inclusion. Inclusion is at the heart of how we treat each other in our daily interactions.
We are guided by and are committed to the following community principles:
- Treat others with honesty and respect
- Practice compassion; make an effort to understand and care for others
- Honor diversity; promote a healthy respect for individual differences and affirm commonalities
- Celebrate individual potential; nurture the many ways boys learn
- Reject prejudice, bullying, and elitism; renounce behavior that excludes others
- Engage in open, trusting dialogue; seek to learn from those who have differing opinions
- Serve to strengthen our inclusive community