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Academic Support Teacher

Gordon School is seeking a part-time Academic Support Teacher for grades 4 - 8 for the 2018-19 school year; this is a non-benefited position. This teacher will play an integral role in supporting students to reach their fullest academic potential. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, especially with young adolescents, be well organized, be able to work well on a team, and be committed to Gordon School, its community and its mission. Interested candidates should send a cover memo and resume to Lynn Bowman, Assistant Head of School at lbowman@gordonschool.org or via mail to 45 Maxfield Avenue, East Providence RI 02914
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Teach three sections of support
  • Work with individuals or small groups both in and out of the classroom up to four times a week
  • Consult, educate and confer with teachers regarding student accommodations
  • Collaborate with the Academic Support Team to determine how best to help students
  • Meet with parents as necessary to discuss progress
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, at minimum
  • Four or more years of teaching experience
  • Prior experience working specifically with children with learning differences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Positive attitude, flexible approach, and sense of humor
  • Familiarity with interpreting neuropsychological evaluations
  • Exemplary time management skills
 

Athletic Coaching Positions

2018-2019 Winter and Spring

The Gordon School, a nursery-eighth grade independent school located in East Providence, RI, is looking for qualified coaches to fill positions within the following athletic programs for the 2018-2019 school year: Boys’ Basketball (2), Girls’ Basketball (3), Girl’s Lacrosse, and Boys’ Lacrosse. Winter and spring athletic practices run Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15-5:15pm for approximately seven weeks. Game locations and times vary. Winter basketball practice and game times vary due to gym availability. Stipend is commensurate with experience. Assistant coaching positions range from $1,375-$1,500, and head coaching positions range from $1,750-$2,000. Applicants should have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, the ability to build positive rapport with adolescents, and be knowledgeable in the fundamentals of the sport program in which they are applying. Coaching and or playing experience is preferred.  If interested, contact Kristen Fraza, Athletic Director via email at kfraza@gordonschool.org.

Director of Health and Wellness

The Director of Health and Wellness is a full time, ten-month position and will be responsible for the health, wellness and sexuality education in grades three through eight under the supervision of the Assistant Head of School. The Director of Health and Wellness will serve as an eighth grade advisor and support Middle School advisors and homeroom teachers in a collaborative effort to build skills that enhance a healthy sense of self. As circumstances arise, and in consultation with the Academic Directors and faculty, the Director of Health and Wellness will create safe spaces for students to explore topics such as bullying, friendships, gender roles and healthy relationships.


The Director of Health and Wellness will also oversee and coordinate the Gender and Sexulaity Awareness Group in middle school, support LGBTQ affinity work for faculty and parents, and provide programming for parent education on topics related to health, wellness and gender and sexuality diversity.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Lynn Bowman, Middle School Director at lbowman@gordonschool.org

Robotics Coach

Gordon School seeks a coach for a middle school FIRST LEGO League robotics team. Starting in early September, the team will meet at Gordon once a week from 3:30-5:30 (which day of the week is flexible to your schedule) until mid-January. In addition to facilitating weekly practices, coaches accompany the team at two full-day FIRST LEGO League events: a state qualifier on a Saturday in early December (at Gordon) and the state competition on a Saturday in mid-January (at Roger Williams University). Compensation reflects this commitment to practices and competitions.

Experience with LEGO Mindstorms, EV3 and/or FIRST LEGO League is ideal, but training will be provided in a four-day workshop June 14, 15, 18 and 19. Most important is an individual’s ability to connect with middle school-aged students, to work collaboratively with others, and to provide structure and guidance that support students in using their practice time to design, test, and improve their own solutions to both the research project and robot game portions of the FIRST LEGO League Challenge. Additional support includes a Gordon School curriculum that serves as a guide for the FIRST LEGO League season and support from the school’s Robotics Program Coordinator.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover memo and resume to Nick Terry at nterry@gordonschool.org

Substitute Teachers

Gordon School is always looking to develop its substitute teacher roster. Gordon's curriculum is rooted in multicultural education and practice which develops academic skills, critical thinking strategies, active imaginations and children's social competencies. As such, it is important that our substitute pool be comprised of teachers who embrace these same principles. Gordon also requires that our substitutes have, at minimum, a bachelor's degree. If you would like to be interviewed to be included on our substitute list, please send your cover letter and resume to the address below. Or you may e-mail your resume to the Assistant to the Early Childhood and Lower School Directors, Cheryl Fanti (cfanti@gordonschool.org)
Gordon School
Attention: Cheryl Fanti
45 Maxfield Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
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