The Ellis School, the only pre-kindergarten to grade 12 independent day school for girls in Pittsburgh, PA, has an opening for a full-time, salaried lower school educator for the 2024–2025 school year.
The Ellis School is deeply committed to its all-girls environment, which allows each girl to develop into her own unique best self in an atmosphere that challenges and cherishes each student. The Ellis School educates girls and young women to become bold, authentic, intellectually vibrant changemakers.
Responsibilities for this role include designing interdisciplinary units of study in order to create cohesive, developmentally-appropriate programing; establishing a classroom environment that promotes connection and community by supporting students in their interactions with each other and cultivating a community mentality; supporting all aspects of a student’s growth—social, emotional, and cognitive—by setting high expectations for student academic achievement and engaging students with tools to develop their social cognition and emotional regulatory skills; communicating regularly with parents to establish a partnership; documenting student learning; participating fully in the life of the School by working in collaboration with colleagues, fulfilling duties, and attending events, in-service days, and weekly meetings.
The ideal candidate is a dedicated and dynamic teaching professional who understands and embraces the whole child approach to learning, has experience designing interdisciplinary learning experiences, and is adept at encouraging student interaction and collaboration. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree; possess an enthusiasm for working with and teaching children, as demonstrated by prior experience in a school setting; have a strong sense of school community; and have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ideal candidates will also have experience working on a teaching team. The Ellis School is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2024. Questions about this position may be directed to Jamie Schiff at email@example.com
. For additional information about Ellis, please visit the school website at TheEllisSchool.org
The Ellis School community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. We are committed to creating a school environment in which all students feel welcome, known, heard, safe, and treated fairly, while establishing ourselves as a leader in equity and justice initiatives.
We recognize and celebrate the unique value and dignity of every student.
We commit to doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally and externally.
We foster authentic and reciprocal relationships with families.
We strive to teach a culturally sustaining curriculum and engage in culturally sustaining instructional practices.
The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment.