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First Grade Teacher

Tuxedo Park School is a co-educational, independent school serving approximately 200 students. Established in 1900 and situated on a 17-acre campus, the school is located in the historic gated community of Tuxedo Park, NY. The school is one of the first schools in the country to specialize in elementary education (pre-K through ninth grade). The school serves families living in Orange and Rockland Counties, NY and Bergen and Passaic Counties, NJ.  

The Tuxedo Park School is seeking qualified candidates that are engaging and dynamic classroom teachers with a talent in communicating with young children and encouraging intellectual curiosity and academic growth. This candidate will have experience in developing and implementing purposeful instruction across reading, writing, phonics and mathematics. Teachers are invested in their growth as professionals and respect every member of the community. Teachers are committed to helping students achieve success and to the mission and values of Tuxedo Park School. The position reports to the Associate Head of School for Academics. 

Requirements: 

 Bachelor’s degree in the field of early childhood education 

 Master’s degree preferred 

 At least three years teaching experience in the subject area of early childhood education 

 Ability to analyze student development and appropriately adjust curriculum to meet student needs 

 Collects and analyzes curricular data 

 Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate passionately, clearly and concisely in writing and orally 

 Maintains a positive relationship with parents to create a secure environment for children 

 Highly self-motivated, self-disciplined strong team player with ability to work independently or as part of a larger team 

 Professional learner, attending professional development and well read on current research 

 Must possess exceptional organizational abilities: perform multiple projects, prioritize and provide attention to detail and respect deadlines 

 Must demonstrate awareness of sensitive issues and ability to exercise good judgment in relating to public, faculty and staff, boards, volunteers and donors 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

 Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning of all students

 Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use data to adjust teaching strategies

 Schedule and conduct conferences with students, parents, and colleagues to provide information on student progress and student needs

 Participate actively in the work of the department and the school on curriculum development and the improvement of student achievement

 Participate actively in the work of the grade level and across grade levels to coordinate curricular and extracurricular offerings

 Attend school functions such as athletic events, class plays, fundraisers, awards ceremonies, commencement, and fundraisers

 Perform additional daily duties that may or may not directly relate to the subject area or licensure field, such as morning and dismissal duty 

 Experience with Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum preferred

Compensation and Benefits: 

 Salary commensurate with experience 

 TPS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package: including optional medical and dental plans; non-contributory life and disability insurance; 403(b) Plan. 

For consideration ONLY qualified candidates should submit a PDF document to include employment application, cover letter and resume to SMueller@tuxedoparkschool.org listing “Math Teacher” in the subject line.

Tuxedo Park School is an equal opportunity employer.