Lower School General Studies Teacher

Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County | New Milford, NJ, United States

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Posted Date 3/06/2024

Seeking Outstanding Lower School Educators 

2024-25 School Year


Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County is a warm, inclusive Jewish Day School that educates children from Early Childhood through Eighth Grade with a vigorous dual curriculum in General and Judaic studies. We inspire our students to be engaged, independent learners who embrace Jewish values and practices and strive with confidence and compassion to better the world. 

We are seeking highly qualified, passionate, and collaborative teachers. Candidates will be role models who can help foster our students’ social, emotional, and academic growth, implement a variety of instructional strategies, and who have familiarity with the latest educational models to enhance student learning for the 21st century. Educators who have experience with Universal Design for Learning, the Science of Reading, Design Thinking, and comfort and flexibility with teaching students with disabilities and English language learners in inclusive settings are highly encouraged to apply. 

 The ideal candidate has:

  • An interest in teaching in a collaborative team teaching model
  • Degree in Elementary Education/Students with Disabilities K-2 or 1-6
  • At least 3 years of successful experience as a classroom teacher
  • A deep understanding of effective instruction and content 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of child development and how social emotional factors impact learning
  • An ability to build relationships with students that foster a positive classroom environment where students feel safe to make mistakes and take academic risks
  • A belief that all children can learn at high levels with the appropriate supports
  • An understanding that parents are our partners in supporting the learning of each child
  • Experience with or willingness to be trained in using Responsive Classroom techniques and strategies

Schechter Bergen Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Teach Literacy, Mathematics, & Social Studies, full time in a collaborative team teaching model
  • Engage in a cycle of assessment to instruction by planning for formative assessments that provide students with multiple options for demonstrating their learning
  • Maintain accurate and consistent records of evidence of students learning  
  • Communicate regularly with parents through conferences, emails, and phone calls to discuss students' individual learning progress, sharing successes and working in partnership to enhance student development
  • Participate in professional learning and take initiative in their own growth as an educator
  • Collaborate with learning specialists to create plans of support for identified students
  • Engage with school based coaches and fellow educators in team meetings to continuously learn and grow as an educator

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject “Lower School General Studies Teacher Position.”


Salary55,000.00 - 65,000.00 Annual
Lower School Teacher
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