Website OrchardOwl The Orchard School

A Private Independent School Inspiring Children Ages 3 - Grade 8

Position Summary

The Orchard School is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative long-term sub to join us in January for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.

Orchard seeks individuals who will provide nurturing guidance through modeling and through establishing and maintaining strong teacher-student relationships. This is possible when teachers know their students, care about them, and see them each as individuals. It is in this essential teacher-student relationship that profound learning and great aspirations take root and blossom.

Orchard expects teachers to put children at the center of their own learning, facilitate engaging hands-on project-based learning, and have a desire to deepen their understanding of child development and learning differences.  Orchard seeks candidates who possess a passion for equity and social justice, and who are eager to grow personally and professionally in the field of education.

Qualifications and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Knowledge of developmental milestones associated with First Graders preferred
  • Experience teaching emergent literacy and math
    Course work in elementary education preferred
  • A commitment to Orchard’s definition of progressive education
  • Ability to collaboratively design hands-on, experiential learning activities that advance the targeted learning outcomes
  • Ability to work with technology to support, supplement, and enhance teaching and learning
  • Affinity and enthusiasm for working with elementary children
  • Capacity to inspire others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and improve professionally
  • Sound judgment and emotional maturity
  • Self-initiator
  • Ability to collaborate and work with a team and with parents
  • Willingness to engage in all aspects of the Orchard community

Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to  Please place “FIRST” in the email subject line.

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