Founded in 1926, Wooster School is a co-educational, 5-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 350 students. The school is located in Danbury, Connecticut and, by design, educates students with diverse academic abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ethnicities. Wooster is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

While Wooster’s traditions of self-help and relationship-building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to teaching and learning are making us a leader in the independent school world. We are committed to a learner-centered environment for our students, and to exploring the full potential of competency-based and personalized teaching and learning.

Wooster School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we provide a work environment that welcomes diversity. In addition to a competitive salary, employees receive retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long term disability and life insurance benefits.

All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

English Teacher, Temporary Leave Replacement

Position Description

Wooster School seeks a full-time English teacher to fill a temporary leave (March - June, 2023), with a strong background and experience in the teaching of literature and writing. Candidates should be curious students of the art and science of teaching and learning, particularly in the context of competency-based education and personalized instruction. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, and can-do disposition, and should have experience and be interested in innovative teaching and the use of technology.

The Role

Full-time Wooster teachers:

  • Teach four sections of Upper School English
  • Participate in student-focused programs such as: advisory, chapel, community meals, and clubs
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development
  • Commit to designing culturally responsive curricula and experiences in collaboration with our Equity and Justice Center

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time temporary leave replacement position. Salaries are competitive with the local independent schools. All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:

Elizabeth Higgins, Director of Teacher Learning

Substitute Teachers

Wooster School is looking for substitute teachers with teacher training and experience with students in grades 5th through 12th. Please send resumes and letter of interest to Mary Beth Brady at mary.beth.brady@woosterschool.org.

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