First Grade Teacher — Leave Replacement

The Position

The Park School is seeking a first grade leave replacement position for winter/spring 2020. The position involves responsibility for all academic subject areas (language arts, mathematics, social studies) within an integrated curriculum. The position also involves working collaboratively as a member of the grade level team of three classroom teachers in developing curriculum and coordinating grade level initiatives. Reporting to parents and involving parents in their children’s education are additional key responsibilities. All Lower School teachers share in covering routine duties, attend weekly faculty meetings and other meetings as needed.


Passion for teaching and commitment to the education of lower school children are essential. Ability to work collaboratively within a grade level team and to communicate effectively with parents. In addition:

  • Formal training in lower school education (M.A. or M.A.T. preferred)
  • Classroom experience at the lower school level; early elementary experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated strength in teaching mathematics both for conceptual understanding and skills mastery
  • Demonstrated strength in teaching literacy skills through literature and process writing
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or who have experience in cultural competency work are strongly encouraged to apply

Lower School

Park’s Lower School is committed to progressive principles of education. Respect for children and confidence in their natural capacity to learn — and to enjoy learning — are key. The program at all grade levels centers on experiential learning within an integrated curriculum. Our approach emphasizes open-ended inquiry and problem-solving, collaborative projects, and exposure to a wide range of learning activities and materials, anchored by a focus on essential understandings and attention to basic skills.

The faculty role is a fully professional one: in addition to taking full responsibility for students’ learning in core subject areas and their emotional growth, classroom teachers individually and collectively are the creators of the curriculum. They engage in ongoing development and review, both as grade level teams and in cross-grade-level and division-wide initiatives. Faculty are also strongly involved in divisional and school-wide diversity initiatives.

The Lower School at Park includes grades pre-kindergarten through fifth, with an enrollment of 270 students and 40+ faculty. Support personnel include a Lower School principal, assistant principal, learning resource teacher, and counselor. There are three sections of first grade; each classroom teacher is responsible for one section of 15-18 students. Special area teachers provide instruction in art, music, physical education, Spanish, library, science, and computer.

Application Process

Please send letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and recommendations via email or US mail.

Contact Person:
Priscilla Morales
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone (410) 339-4159
FAX (410) 339-4125

The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identify and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.