Sixth Grade Core
This full-time position entails teaching two sections of sixth grade Core (English and history), serving as advisor to a group of sixth grade students, collaborating closely with a grade-level partner who teaches the same subjects, and working with an interdisciplinary sixth grade team. The history curriculum focuses on the Islamic world, medieval Europe, and classical China from 500-1500 CE, as well as current events and geography. The English reading curriculum includes novels, poetry, and nonfiction works. In both courses, students develop their skills in writing, research, note-taking, grammar, punctuation, annotation, vocabulary development, public speaking, and group work. The position requires comfort with the frequent use of educational technologies in the classroom, facility with electronic communication and learning management applications, and experience with a broad range of instructional practices. Sixth grade Core teachers are also expected to successfully plan and execute class visits to sites throughout New York City to complement and support students’ experiences in the classroom.
Packer’s commitment to our families requires significant written and oral communication about student work and progress. Our commitment to our students often requires sustained, individualized attention outside of the classroom. Our commitment to diversity requires a willingness to engage with complex ideas, to reflect critically on one’s own experiences, and to support students’ identities and diverse backgrounds. Candidates must have at least three years of upper elementary or middle school teaching experience, exceptional writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of their teaching practice. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Packer is deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with "core" in the subject line.