Job Description

Grade 5 Teacher

Renbrook School (West Hartford, CT), an independent day school for children age three to grade eight, is currently seeking a warm, experienced, and innovative teacher to work collaboratively with the rest of the Grade 5 team. This position will be a homeroom teacher to one cohort of approximately 14 students and teach humanities and math.

The successful candidate will possess the following personal qualities:

  • A love of teaching and an infectious optimism.
  • A growth mindset with an eye toward continuous improvement.
  • A love of children and a playful sense of humor.


  • A Master’s Degree (preferred) or Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education or related field.
  • Experience teaching upper elementary or middle school math and humanities.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and rapport with children.
  • A proven record of positive and constructive peer-to-peer collaboration. 
  • Experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, integrated curriculum planning, and authentic measures of student learning.


  • Design and deliver inquiry-driven curriculum and instruction in writing, history, and mathematics that includes interdisciplinary projects and differentiated instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to design integrated curriculum, projects, and service-learning opportunities
  • Lead daily morning meetings using Responsive Classroom and mindfulness-based approaches
  • Create a classroom space that is differentiated, engaging, and responsive
  • Integrate technology to support learning
  • Identify and respond to individual students’ academic, social, and emotional needs, including learning differences in collaboration with Student Support Services
  • Plan, design, and implement authentic assessment of student progress
  • Write report cards and conference with parents
  • Carry out other major responsibilities and duties like advising, clubs, or athletics coaching.

The review of candidates will begin immediately with an expected start date in August 2024.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including generous leave policies, tuition remission, retirement plans, comprehensive health insurance, as well as life insurance and disability protection.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with resume, philosophy of teaching, and three letters of reference included together in one PDF document, to with Grade 5 in the subject line.

Renbrook School is an affirmative action – equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.

Renbrook School will make reasonable accommodations to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.