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Employment

Thank you for your interest in The Independent School! We welcome resumes from interested individuals and hope that outstanding educators and talented people will submit applications.

Employment

About The Independent School 

Founded in 1980 by Jean Garvey, The Independent School offers a remarkable history and a thriving community spirit based on a school-family partnership that focuses on a student-centered learning environment. The Independent School continues to build on the foundation that guided its founder more than 35 years ago: to provide a cost-effective, college preparatory education for a lifetime of learning. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the school has grown into a highly reputable, independent school, serving students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Students come from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds. Graduates are prepared for admission to colleges and universities of their choice with 100 percent of graduates moving on to higher education.

Early Learning Center

All positions are filled at this time.

Lower School

Lower School Library Media Specialist

The Independent School is recruiting dynamic educators to join our Lower School staff. Successful candidates will exude compassion, creativity, and fairness; all necessary to help our independent students excel. We are currently accepting applications for a Library Media Specialist.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The position is responsible for serving in four interrelated roles within the school: Leader, Teacher and Instructional Partner, Program Administrator, and Information Specialist.

ESSENTIAL TASKS (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.)

Leader

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and administration to establish evidence‐based, measurable goals driven by the school improvement plan, and to assist with evaluating the effectiveness and quality of the school library program
  • Ensure the effective integration of both AASL & ASTE and The Independent School’s learning standards and Literacy Skills through the use of coaching and cooperative teaching methods.
  • Serve as an advocate for the school's library programs and services by utilizing a variety of communication and technology tools.
  • Participate in professional growth activities that result in enhanced knowledge of best practices in school library programs.
  • Lead by modeling and teaching the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and use resources effectively and responsibly.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists to develop and integrate assignments that are instructionally sound and include key critical thinking, literacy and social skills, and instructional technology.
  • Create partnerships by attending grade level/department meetings, reviewing pacing charts, serving on the school’s leadership team, and participating in other committees such as technology and curriculum committees
  • Provide active learning experiences and opportunities to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Assess student learning before, during and after lessons; alter instruction to meet group/individual needs.
  • Promote reading in traditional and innovative ways such as social media, digital media and print.
  • Develop initiatives to encourage and engage learners in reading, writing, and listening for understanding and enjoyment.
  • Collect and analyze data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the school library programs and student achievement.

Program Administrator

  • Create and maintain an inviting, safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment that fosters intellectual inquiry.
  • Collaborate with teaching staff to create an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, and ensures resource‐based instructional practices.
  • Ensure flexible and equitable access to resources that support the student’s academic and personal learning needs.
  • Develop and maintain an up‐to‐date, culturally diverse collection of print and non‐print resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, the teaching styles, the instructional strategies used, and reflect students’ interests.
  • Use available statistics to make data‐driven financial and program development decisions regarding the library collection and program.
  • Manage the duties of volunteers in the media center.
  • Organize and establish fundraisers to support the library media resource center's needs.

Information Specialist

  • Provide leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats.
  • Ensure equitable and ethical use of information.
  • Teach students to follow an inquiry process as they ask questions, evaluate and collect information from multiple sources to construct understanding by thinking critically.
  • Encourage the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning.
  • Provide 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community.
  • Assume a leadership role in modeling and teaching the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and use resources effectively and responsibly for students, staff and administration.
  • Work with staff, administration and other specialists to ensure that information literacy skills are embedded systematically throughout the school and the library instructional program.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree required with teaching experience. Professional Licensure with an endorsement in Library Media and experience as a Library Media Specialist preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires standing/walking, sitting, lifting to 30 lbs., repetitive hand movements (including simple grasping, pushing/pulling, fine manipulation), bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing, and reaching. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential tasks.

Middle School

All positions are filled at this time.

Upper School

Upper School Dance Instructor

Dance coaches must be capable of teaching students in a variety of methods, from demonstration to verbal direction. Dance coaches working within schools should demonstrate compassion and concern for the academic and physical well-being of their dancers.  

In addition to choreographing and teaching routines, a dance coach must monitor the progress of his or her team and vary instruction to meet the needs of individual members. Additionally, a dance coach typically supervises auditions for new team members. He or she will also oversee uniforms and arrange and attend summer camp on  July 12-14, 2020. The dance coach usually arranges for team travel to competitions and needs to be capable of following a budget.

This is a part-time position unless a teaching position would be compatible with the applicant's credentials.

Please send resume and cover letter to Kurt McAfee, Athletic Director, kurt.mcafee@theindependentschool.com

Athletics

All positions are filled at this time.

Staff

All positions are filled at this time.

Substitute Teachers

Apply to be a substitute teacher at the Independent School. Qualifications require a college degree and classroom experience is recommended. Please submit your resume to Kim Storer at hrapplications@theindependentschool.com.

The Independent School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please note: At Independent, we receive hundreds of applications each year for a limited number of positions. While each applicant will receive an automated response confirming their application, we apologize that we are not able to respond to each applicant individually and will only contact those whose applications we wish to pursue further.