The Field School is seeking a 6th Grade Head for the 2018-19 school year. Grade Heads play a critical role in creating Field’s culture at their respective grade levels. They set expectations for student academic and behavioral growth and they work with teachers to create a positive and welcoming environment in the grade and to develop strategies for individual student success.
The sixth grade is the youngest grade level at Field, so it is important that the Grade Head be able to successfully onboard students and families into the school and provide a foundational understanding of Field’s mission, values, and educational approach.
The 6th Grade Head will teach two sections (at least one in the sixth grade), coach one season (or equivalent), and participate as a member of Field’s Student Guidance Team. They will report to the Interim Middle School Head and meet regularly with the Director of Student Guidance & Growth. The successful candidate will bring excellent leadership and communication skills to the role along with a strong understanding of middle school students.
To apply, please fill out our online teaching application and select "6th Grade Head" in the "Administrative Interest" section. If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Megan Nuxoll, Director of Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Field School
The Field School is an independent coeducational 370 student school serving Grades 6-12.
Skills of Mind
Generosity of Heart
OUR CORE VALUES:
Field Celebrates Individuals.
At The Field School, students with diverse backgrounds, strengths, and challenges know they are welcomed, appreciated, and supported in being themselves.
Field Teaches Inquiry, Analysis, and Creativity.
A Field education emphasizes analytic thinking, articulate expression, and creative process — skills that allow students to learn, to communicate, and to engage with the world.
Field Teaches Through Dialogue and Passion.
Enthusiasm and open, respectful dialogue are foundations of learning at Field. Teachers and students establish strong relationships that spark authentic learning.
Field Students Participate and Learn to Care.
Field students take risks, speak up, work together, play as teams, and share artistry. Engagement in our community inspires compassion and ethical behavior.
Field Is Informal.
The Field School environment is relaxed, and classes are small — crucial ingredients in encouraging conversation, daring, and knowing each other.