Career Opportunities

Tower School, an independent day school serving children in Pre-K through grade 8, welcomes inquiries from applicants at any time. Most often, job openings are posted on our website in the spring for the following fall, but applicants are invited to contact us at any time.

Interested candidates should send a resume and a statement of teaching philosophy to Susan Hale, Executive Assistant.

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

Contact Susan Hale.

Third Grade Teacher

REPORTS TO: Head of Lower School
CLASSIFICATION: 10 months; Exempt
START DATE: Late August 2018

Tower School seeks teaching faculty who demonstrate an interest in participating fully in the life and activities of a highly creative and joyful elementary and middle school, and will contribute to furthering Tower’s mission. Successful candidates will exhibit a great work ethic, a good sense of humor, strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to inspire young people.



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 and other approaches to experiential learning

Sets clear expectations for class work, homework, and behavior in the classroom

Demonstrates effective classroom management skills

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 records

Prepares well-thought out and thorough conference notes, report cards, and other written documentation on student progress

Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when possible

Professional Development

Demonstrates a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as a teacher

Continues to update knowledge of content areas taught

Strives to set meaningful and challenging goals as part of the goal setting and review process with the Head of Lower School

Attends and participates appropriately in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty meetings

School and Community

Maintains a positive attitude and approach

Supports colleagues

Represents Tower School in a positive and mature manner throughout the greater community

Participate in Admission and other 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. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching elementary mathematics, social studies, and language arts, including training in Guided Reading, Fundations, and Lucy Calkins’ Reading and Writing Workshop models. Candidates must demonstrate excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and possess the ability to work with independence in dealing with the diverse elements of the academic environment. 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.

Please send your resume and a statement of your teaching philosophy to Susan Hale, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, Tower School, 75 West Shore Drive, Marblehead, MA 01945 or email materials to


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