Join the green fields family
Since 1933, Green Fields School has been providing exceptional college-preparatory education to students. Green Fields is situated on a large, historic campus surrounded by the Sonoran Desert in Northwest Tucson.
Rooted firmly in the tradition of honoring each child as a partner in his or her education, we promote progressive teaching methods that provide a supportive, creative and stimulating environment — where students strive for social and emotional well-being with academic excellence.
Green Fields K-12 School serves 130 students with an engaging and integrated curriculum that includes a strong foundation in core academic disciplines, as well as exceptional fine arts, foreign language, athletics and service learning. After-school sports teams, clubs, edible organic gardens, a chicken coop and vast, shady play spaces are components that enhance the development of our students‘ hearts, minds, bodies and souls.
Green Fields has an overall student-teacher ratio of 8:1. Small class size allows for optimal individual attention, and enables each child to reach his or her full potential. Our instructional philosophy reflects standards developed by the State of Arizona, national teachers' organizations and our own faculty. Our passionate team of educators, paired with our exceptionally beautiful and green campus, makes Green Fields a special place to work.
Positions available for the 2017-18 school year
5th Grade teacher
Green Fields School seeks a talented, passionate educator to prepare students for their next grade level and ultimately for college, work, and life by using a variety of teaching methods and strategies to impart knowledge and foster curiosity, critical thinking and a love of learning while building a strong classroom community. The successful candidate will be skilled at assessing learning and deeper understanding through experiences that require student interaction and demonstration ranging well beyond the traditional elements of reading, lecture, and note taking.
Green Fields School is a tuition-based educational institution serving Kindergarten through Grade 12. Our graduates are 100% college-ready. Green Fields was founded in 1933 and is the oldest private K-12 school in southern Arizona. We cultivate a student-centered environment that emphasizes experiential learning and individualized attention through developmentally appropriate teaching practices. Social-emotional growth and learning are nurtured and valued as key complements to academic advancement
Our campus is located in northwest Tucson. The student teacher ratio is 8:1. School is in session August- May, from 7:45 to 3:45 daily. Additional presence is required to prepare lessons, support student activities, communicate with students, parents, and administrators, and collaborate with other faculty.
We offer fully paid medical, dental, and life insurance benefits.
The successful candidate will
Actively engage students in the learning process by creating and executing inspiring and varied lessons that prepare students to succeed at the next level.
Actively engage students in the learning process using experiential, inquiry based, and project based learning regularly in the classroom and expand knowledge of these techniques through professional development and observation/emulation of master teachers.
Encourage and model academic independence and maturity by building positive relationships with students and among the faculty and family communities.
Individualize learning for each student by identifying the learning style, strengths, and developmental needs of each individual student and respond with supportive and effective teaching that makes it possible for each student to succeed.
Design the learning environment, schedule, and curriculum keeping the student as the central focus and require students to actively demonstrate their learning through individual experiences, products and performance.
Foster social-emotional learning and growth with consistent modeling of positive conflict resolution and problem-solving with an eye to the well-being of each student.
Develop your skill as an educator by engaging actively in professional development opportunities provided by the school and pursue additional continued learning opportunities specific to subject area and grade level.
Address the needs of the whole child through additional roles as homeroom advisor, academic advisor, and Interim leader, and guide the planning of activities accordingly.
Fairly evaluate authentic learning experiences by creating comprehensive and varied assessments with clearly communicated criteria.
Effectively communicate progress to parents, students, and administration by keeping current records of student grades using an electronic gradebook and meeting deadlines for reporting grades through narrative comments at the end of each quarter.
Effectively communicate student progress to parents by reporting changes in grades, commendations, homework due using the tools made available by the school.
Maintain effective and current communication with parents, students, and colleagues by reading and responding to emails and phone calls daily and using the communication tools made available by the school.
Maintain a safe environment by supervising students at all times in the classroom as well as outside the classroom as scheduled.
Support the culture of the school by participating actively at required meetings and extracurricular activities that support student academic, arts, and athletic activities.
Increase student enrollment by interpreting and promoting the school to prospective students and their families.
- Energetic self-starter; Social skills to engage both adults and children from diverse backgrounds (financial, cultural, etc.); Advanced teaching skills; Ability to engage and inspire; Professional demeanor; Lifelong learner, Communication and problem-solving skills, Collegiality
- Bachelor's degree (Advanced degree preferred)
- 5 -10 years prior teaching experience preferably in a private school setting
- Knowledge of multiple teaching methods and strategies including but not limited to experiential, inquiry based and project based learning.
Instructions for Applicants
Please submit a letter of interest and your attached/linked curriculum vitae, (or résumé), by email or fax to the Head of School, Becky Cordier.
Fax: (520) 618-2599