Careers

Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of 512 students (PK-VIII) and 90 faculty, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long Central Subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. Grades 3-8 engage in Central Subject, an in-depth, integrated, yearlong thematic  study of a particular time or people in history.  Faculty who teach a Central Subject are responsible for the skills and content in both social studies/history and language arts and with the support of performing arts and visual arts faculty, the integration these disciplines.  Each Central Subject teacher also serves as a homeroom/advisor for 15-19 students.

Shady Hill is a deeply mission-driven school.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions.The school’s program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  As a diverse school, we believe that an inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment and demonstrate the skills of culturally competent educators.

Shady Hill School is also a teaching training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Because of the school’s commitment to teacher training, the school seeks teachers with certification or demonstrate interest in working towards certification when hired by Shady Hill School.

Shady Hill School actively seeks to forward diversity through its program and hiring.

Faculty Openings

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  • Grade I Gradehead


    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Work collaboratively with the co-teacher managing all classroom responsibilities, including designing and mapping curriculum, assessing students, writing reports, and conferencing with parents and administrators
    • Teach a year-long thematic study which integrates instruction in language and literature, science, and art (First Grade: Community: A Study of Boston and Its Neighboring Towns)
    • Teach mathematics, using manipulative-based math materials to cover computation, patterns, measurement, classification and graphing
    • Monitor the social, emotional and academic lives of students
    • Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and volunteering for coverage duties.
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  • Grade IV Gradehead

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Teach the year-long Central Subject study, “Ancient Greece,” which integrates instruction in language, literature, and social studies
    • Teach mathematics through a problem-solving approach and the use of manipulatives to increase facility with basic operations, fractions and decimals, and geometry
    • Monitor the social, emotional and academic lives of students
    • Communicate about student progress: write reports, hold parent conferences, and meet with administrators to support the needs of individuals
    • Work collaboratively with other members of the fourth-grade team to shape and refine the curriculum
    • Serve as a community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and volunteering for coverage duties
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  • Grade IV Gradehead Half-Time Job Share

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • .5 FTE job share with another SHS faculty member (responsible for 50% of fourth grade gradehead position)
    • Teach the year-long Central Subject study, “Ancient Greece,” which integrates instruction in language, literature, and social studies
    • Teach mathematics through a problem-solving approach and the use of manipulatives to increase facility with basic operations, fractions and decimals, and geometry
    • Monitor the social, emotional and academic lives of students
    • Communicate about student progress: write reports, hold parent conferences, and meet with administrators to support the needs of individuals
    • Work collaboratively with other members of the fourth-grade team to shape and refine the curriculum
    • Serve as a community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and volunteering for coverage duties
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  • Grade VII Central Subject (Humanities) Teacher Parental Leave

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Teach Grade VII Central Subject, Early America (see attached document for further description of Central Subject)
    • Monitor the social, emotional and academic lives of early adolescent students
    • Communicate about student progress, write reports, hold parent conferences, and meet with administrators to support the needs of individuals
    • Work collaboratively with grade level team and other members of the Central Subject department to shape and refine the curriculum
    • Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities, and covering duties and other routine faculty responsibilities.
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  • Grade VIII Gradehead Teacher - Half-time Job Share (One year appointment)

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • .5 FTE job share with another SHS faculty member (responsible for 50% of eighth grade gradehead position)
    • Teach the year-long Central Subject study, “The United States and  Immigration
    • Monitor the social, emotional and academic lives of students
    • Communicate about student progress: write reports, hold parent conferences, and meet with administrators to support the needs of individuals
    • Work collaboratively with other members of the eighth-grade team to shape and refine the curriculum
    • Serve as a community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and volunteering for coverage duties
    • Fulfill all other assigned duties consistent with the Gradehead position
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  • Middle School Mathematics Teacher- Parental Leave Position

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Teach multiple levels of mathematics in grades 6-8
    • Meet with students outside of class
    • Write reports
    • Serve as a full community member by participating in weekly faculty meetings and volunteering for duties
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Administrative & Staff Openings

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  • Program Supervisor

    Summary:  
    The Program Supervisor will supervise apprentice teachers and candidates for licensure, support the supervising practitioners who mentor apprentices, teach a graduate course for Shady Hill and Lesley University as well as co-facilitate practicum seminars during the fall and spring.  This position is a one-year interim position. This is a 10-month .75 position. The Program Supervisor will be one of two Program Supervisors and six adjunct faculty for Lesley University supporting the school’s program.  Starting date is August 14, 2017.  
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Other Openings

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Whom To Contact

If we have no posted job openings and you would like to be considered for a future position at our school, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Allison Godlewski
Human Resources Manager

Shady Hill School
178 Coolidge Hill
Cambridge, MA 02138
allison.godlewski@shs.org
617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138