An independent day school located in Marblehead, serving pre-k through grade 8

Employment Opportunities

Tower School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, handicapped status, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnicity in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

Current openings:

Temporary Position: Summer Camp Nurse

Tower School's summer camp, Summer at Tower, has a temporary position available for a nurse from late June through August 12. Hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-4:00 pm and Friday8:30 am-1:00 pm. Responsibilities include providing basic medical care to campers and staff, dispensing daily medication, responding to emergencies, and being part of the camp administration and community.

This person must be well organized, possess strong communication skills, be a supportive colleague and have experience working with children ages 3 to 14.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Lori Whalen.

Third Grade Teacher

JOB DESCRIPTION         Third Grade Teacher
REPORTS TO                   Head of School
CLASSIFICATION            10 months; Exempt

Teachers at Tower School are passionate, innovative, and dedicated members of the Tower community who embrace the philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence.  Teachers are committed to individual and professional growth, value and respect every member of the community, and are devoted to helping students achieve success.  Teachers demonstrate commitment to the mission and values of Tower School.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Instructional

  • Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development, and student interests and abilities.
  • Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels in the classroom.
  • Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world.
  • Analyzes classroom data to develop lessons and instructional activities.
  • Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.
  • Updates curriculum and materials as needed.
     
     

Teaching and Learning Environment

  • Creates a learning environment that is motivating and age appropriate.
  • Embraces the tenets of Project Based Learning.
  • Sets clear expectations for class work, homework, and behavior in the classroom.
  • Maintains current books and instructional resources that support classroom learning.
  • Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Responds promptly and with care to parent concerns.
  • Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Maintains an accurate and organized system for monitoring student grades and records.
  • Prepares well-thought out and thorough conference reports and other written documentation on student progress.
  • Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when possible.
  • Demonstrates classroom management skills.
     
     

Professional Development:

  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as a teacher.
  • Continues to update knowledge of content area(s) taught.
  • Strives to set meaningful and challenging goals as part of the goal setting and review process with assigned administrator.
  • Attends and participates appropriately in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty meetings.

     

School and Community:

  • Maintains a positive attitude and approach and supports colleagues.
  • Represents Tower School in a positive and mature manner throughout the greater community.
  • Participate in Admission and Yield events throughout the school year.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by administration.
     

QUALIFICATIONS           
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree with prior teaching experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must have excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and the ability to work with independence in dealing with the diverse elements of the academic environment. Preference will be given to candidates with training in Wilson, Guided Reading and/or Orton-Gillingham. This position requires confidentiality and professionalism.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the individual must be able to walk frequently. The individual may frequently be required to bend or stoop. The individual may frequently be required to lift objects up to 10 pounds. 


APPLICATION  
Please send cover letter and resume to Deb Strainge, Assistant Head of School, at deb.strainge@towerschool.org

Fourth Grade Teacher

JOB DESCRIPTION          Fourth Grade Teacher
REPORTS TO:                   Head of School
CLASSIFICATION:            10 months; Exempt

Teachers at Tower School are passionate, innovative, and dedicated members of the Tower community who embrace the philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence.  Teachers are committed to individual and professional growth, value and respect every member of the community, and are devoted to helping students achieve success.  Teachers demonstrate commitment to the mission and values of Tower School.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

Instructional

  • Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development, and student interests and abilities.
  • Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels in the classroom.
  • Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world.
  • Analyzes classroom data to develop lessons and instructional activities.
  • Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.
  • Updates curriculum and materials as needed.

 

Teaching and Learning Environment:

  • Creates a learning environment that is motivating and age appropriate.
  • Embraces the tenets of Project Based Learning.
  • Sets clear expectations for class work, homework, and behavior in the classroom.
  • Maintains current books and instructional resources that support classroom learning.
  • Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Responds promptly and with care to parent concerns.
  • Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Maintains an accurate and organized system for monitoring student grades and records.
  • Prepares well-thought out and thorough conference reports and other written documentation on student progress.
  • Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when possible.
  • Demonstrates classroom management skills.

 

Professional Development:

  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as a teacher.
  • Continues to update knowledge of content area(s) taught.
  • Strives to set meaningful and challenging goals as part of the goal setting and review process with assigned administrator.
  • Attends and participates appropriately in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty meetings.

 

School and Community:

  • Maintains a positive attitude and approach and supports colleagues.
  • Represents Tower School in a positive and mature manner throughout the greater community.
  • Participate in Admission and Yield events throughout the school year.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by administration.

 

QUALIFICATIONS           
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
Bachelor’s degree with prior teaching experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must have excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and the ability to work with independence in dealing with the diverse elements of the academic environment. Preference will be given to candidates with training in Wilson, Guided Reading and/or Orton-Gillingham. This position requires confidentiality and professionalism.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 
While performing the duties of this job, the individual must be able to walk frequently. The individual may frequently be required to bend or stoop. The individual may frequently be required to lift objects up to 10 pounds.

APPLICATION  
Please send cover letter and resume to Deb Strainge, Assistant Head of School, at deb.strainge@towerschool.org.

 

Employee Benefits

Health:  Harvard Pilgrim Health - Tower pays 100% for individual and 60% for dual or family coverage if full-time; eligible upon hire.

HSA:  Available to employees enrolled in Tower's group health insurance; administrative fees paid by Tower along with a HSA contribution of $1500 per year.  

TIAA-CREF - Tower contributes 5% of base salary after one year of full-time employment and 10% after 25 years.  

7 weeks vacation per year

Sick Time

Holidays 

 

 

Long-term Substitute Instructor in Spanish

Tower School seeks a part-time substitute Instructor in Spanish to cover a maternity leave in August, 2016.  

Qualified candidates will be fluent in Spanish and demonstrate experience in teaching the language to students in 6th through 8th grade.  Experience living and, perhaps, working in a Spanish language culture is preferred.  Candidates should have a passion for working with ambitious and talented students most of whom will have had some prior years of Spanish instruction.  Candidates must have the ability to multi-task, be flexible, organized, and have good interpersonal skills.  A bachelor's degree is required.

Please send cover letter and resume to Peter Twadell, Dean of Faculty, Tower School, 75 West Shore Drive, Marblehead, MA 01945 or click here to email Peter Twadell.

  • 75 West Shore Drive
  • Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Phone: 781.631.5800
  • Fax: 781.631.2292

Tower students are articulate, self-motivated, confident learners who engage in their academic success, develop strong leadership skills, and create opportunities to contribute meaningfully in their communities and the world.

 

 

Tower’s teachers champion the value of excellence in elementary education. They’re accomplished at creating a delicate balance – in which a positive process for learning stands alongside a curriculum designed to challenge each and every student. The result? Tower’s students are engaged, confident learners, eager to reach for extraordinary academic success.

 

 

CAMPUS TOURS | EVERY TUESDAY | 9:30-11:30 AM
Experience the atmosphere and excitement of a busy school day. Tour our campus, step into classrooms and meet our teachers. No appointment necessary.

OPEN HOUSE EVENTS  |  MAY 11 & 12 | 8:30-10:30 AM
Join us for our Open House events on Wednesday, May 11 & Thursday, May 12, from 8:30-10:30 am. Step into classrooms, engage with our students, and meet our teachers. Please R.S.V.P. to Reagan Kenwell, Director of Admission, at 781.631.5800 or by email at reagan.kenwell@towerschool.org.

 

 

We challenge students to attain personal levels of achievement—on the field and off.

Through Tower’s Athletic Program, students experience the intrinsic benefits of physical activity; the correlation between hard work and personal improvement; and the value of good sportsmanship. Participation is expected of all students. Improved skills for each player are a priority.

 

 

Tower's innovative program and modern facility depend upon contributions from our community members.

 

 

Join us for an awesome Summer at Tower! Gain coding skills in our technology lab, create work in our art studios  that reflects your personal style, build and command your own robot, sharpen your filmmaking and editing skills, improve your basketball game, gain an appreciation for the outdoors, learn to swim...and make lasting friendships at Summer at Tower!

 

 

 

Welcome to My Tower.

Our redesign provided an opportunity to reorganize the information most often referenced by Tower community members. Here, you’ll gain quick access to Veracross, download forms and permission slips, and discover ways to participate in our vibrant community through the TSPA.

 

 

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