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Middle School/High School Teacher of Learning Skills

The Brearley School

Last Updated: 5/03/21

Job Description

The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-12, welcomes candidates for a position as Teacher of Learning Skills in the Middle and Upper Schools. The role is approximately 75% and possibly higher, depending on the completion of enrollment later this spring, and is eligible for benefits. Responsibilities include teaching classes in reading and writing in Middle School and providing one-to-one support for Middle and Upper School students. The candidate should be trained to teach students with learning differences and possess teaching experience in this area.

Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Our mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose: we seek to prepare our students for principled engagement in the world. In pursuit of this goal, we actively strive to build, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to developing antiracist citizens for growth in an antiracist community, and we expect our faculty, staff, students, parents, and trustees to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions.

Brearley teachers love to teach students who love to learn. Our faculty has the wisdom and skill to spark students’ pioneering spirit as well as the ability to think critically and creatively. We count on our faculty to create and maintain an atmosphere of honesty, generosity and respect for the thoughts, efforts, and feelings of others.

We educate our students within a network of teachers who know them for years and recognize that children grow and flourish in their own time with the support of a curriculum that responds to their intellectual needs. As the Brearley curriculum has evolved through thoughtful, deliberate collaboration, we encourage all faculty to bring fresh ideas and new insights that might enhance a strong, beloved foundation.

The ideal candidate will:

  • possess competence in anti-racist pedagogy
  • commit to helping students think independently and develop confidence in their own abilities
  • have genuine passion for and command of their subject matter
  • possess excellent communication skills
  • collaborate eagerly, and
  • bring to their work a collegial spirit and a sense of humor.

We invite interested candidates to apply for this position by completing an application and uploading a cover letter and resume at

The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.

Company Details

New York, New York, United States