We’ve reached a milestone: The Downtown School is launching our search for teachers!
We’ll be hiring five educators, who will focus on teaching English, history, math, Spanish, and science. Learn more about the positions on our careers webpage.
In hiring teachers, we’re looking for people who bring a lot to the table: deep content knowledge in their subject area, a passion for teaching high school students, experience in curriculum design, and a collaborative approach to leadership. We are also looking for a diverse group of individuals who bring a variety of perspectives to the classroom. In today’s rapidly changing and interconnected world, it is critical to provide students with role models who represent a broad range of backgrounds and human experiences.
As educators – as people who live in the world! – we know that diversity is necessary to achieving educational excellence. Students’ learning is enriched by the diversity of their teachers and their fellow students.
Like Lakeside School’s mission, the mission of The Downtown School articulates a commitment to being a place where “individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community.” A wealth of research shows that students perform better academically when they feel able to fully be themselves and when they have a strong sense of self. We want our school to be a place where students and adults can bring all aspects of their identity to school. Because that’s where deep and meaningful learning takes place.
If you are or know of an educator who might be a great fit for The Downtown School, please check out our careers page. I’m looking forward to putting together the founding team of teachers – this is an exciting time for our school!