Lower School Associate Teacher

Hackley Lower School, a K-4 division serving 205 students on a 285 acre campus, seeks Lower School Associate Teachers for the 2024-2025 school year. Hackley Lower School Associate Teachers report to a Lead Teacher, Director(s) of the Associate Teacher Program and to the Director of the Lower School. Under their guidance and instruction, Associate Teachers are responsible for the general supervision and management of all aspects of a classroom of approximately 16 students, including their academic, social and moral growth.

The Associate Teacher program at Hackley is a four year program, with yearly contract renewal. Hackley Associate Teachers may work in first through fourth grade classrooms. Hackley’s four core values are Enter Here to be and Find a Friend, United We Help One Another, Character Above Intellect, and Go Forth and Spread Beauty and Light. The ideal candidate embodies these values and models them for others. In addition, an open mind and interest in continuous learning is a must!

Responsibilities include:
  • Implementation of academic curriculum in literacy, math and social studies
  • Assist science teacher on a weekly basis (in first and second grade only)
  • Assistance as needed in special subjects
  • Implementation of responsive classroom and character development program
  • Ability to differentiate instruction across content areas
  • Maintenance of timely records on all students including attendance, portfolios and assessment data
  • Assistance in writing reports on students
  • Assistance to the lead teacher in parent communications including conferences, email, website updates and newsletters
  • As asked by the lead teacher, communicating issues to the Director in a timely fashion
  • Supervision of lunch and recess, including one afternoon duty in Extended Day or Clubs and early morning duty
  • Dismissal of students daily
  • Attendance at grade level team meetings
  • Attendance at all faculty meetings both whole school and lower school
  • Attendance at special evening events such as back to school night
  • Respectfully display student work
  • Committee membership on at least one lower school committee
  • Keeping up to date on the latest educational research and literature
  • Regular collaboration with, and observation of, colleagues

Salary and Benefits:
The base salary for this 10-month faculty position is $48,514 as published in Hackley’s faculty salary stage scale.

Hackley School offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision package; sick and vacation time; life insurance, AD&D and long-term disability insurance; flexible spending or health savings account; tuition remission; and the possibility of on campus housing.

Interested candidates should complete an application here

  • B.A. Degree
  • Masters Degree in Elementary Education, working towards a Masters Degree in elementary education, or plans to enroll

  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in elementary education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with children, parents and colleagues
  • Leadership qualities and skills
  • Ability to help the lead teacher and administration implement, create, and refine a high-quality, age appropriate curriculum
  • Ability to successfully engage students with the goal of fostering their cognitive and social emotional growth
  • Willingness to learn about and engage in a variety of classroom management strategies
  • Effective organizational and planning skills
  • Clear and cohesive writing skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment at all times
  • Maintain a professional and respectful relationship with cooperating lead teacher

About Hackley School:
Hackley School is a nonsectarian coeducational K-12 independent school located in Tarrytown, NY. Hackley’s mission challenges its community to grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment, to offer unreserved effort, and to learn from the varying perspectives and backgrounds in our community and the world.

Founded as a boarding school in 1899, Hackley enrolls approximately 855 students, including about 30 five-day boarding students in grades 9-12. Students experience joy in the classroom and make life-long connections with each other and with our dedicated faculty, 40% of whom reside on campus. Robust extracurricular programming on our 285-acre campus creates unique opportunities for each student to learn and grow beyond the boundaries of the school day. Hackley graduates have the knowledge and confidence to pursue their passions and the drive to make a difference.

Hackley offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, an attractive 403(b) retirement plan, support for professional development and continuing education, meals in our dining hall, and much more. Learn more about Hackley at www.hackleyschool.org.