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Working at PDS

The school selects highly qualified and motivated life-long learners who are eager to instruct and mentor based on educational research and for whom our Christian principles are a good fit.

Open Positions for 2024-2025

5th Grade ELA Teacher Posted 2/14/24

Presbyterian Day School seeks qualified candidates to teach 5th Grade English/Language Arts for the 2024–2025 school year. The candidate should have a passion for teaching elementary boys, understand strategies which address the unique learning needs of boys, and be committed to a learning environment that fosters creativity and promotes critical thinking skills. The candidate should have a strong desire to engage with fifth-grade boys on a daily basis, encouraging them not only academically but also socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Previous experience using reading and writing workshops within the classroom setting is ideal.

The successful candidate will possess both skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Appreciates and models the distinctly Christian mission of PDS
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving student learning through customization of curriculum
  • Engages students with learning activities which promote critical and creative thinking skills
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies and designs learning experiences that address the unique learning styles of boys
  • Promotes a positive, supportive, and collaborative classroom and school culture
  • Has a minimum of 3 years classroom experience
  • Holds appropriate college degree or degrees (advanced degree preferred)
  • Possesses strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application.

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Early Childhood Administrative Assistant Posted 2/8/24

Presbyterian Day School is seeking a full-time administrative assistant for the Early Childhood Division for the 2024-25 school year. The candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and planning skills, and be proficient in a variety of computer skills. Most importantly, the candidate should have a genuine desire to meet the needs of others and find joy in being around and interacting with students.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application.

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Visual Arts Teacher Posted 2/5/24

Presbyterian Day School currently seeks a qualified candidate for the position of visual arts teacher.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Creates and implements a comprehensive visual arts curriculum that not only provides art instruction for boys in grades 1–6, but also fosters an appreciation for art and the creative process
  2. Works with the administration and other fine arts teachers to develop a vision for the fine arts program at PDS including elective classes, summer programs and after school enrichment classes
  3. Keeps abreast of new and emerging art and design educational theories and shares this information with colleagues
  4. Teams with classroom teachers in all grade levels to effectively and purposefully integrate art across disciplines
  5. Uses strategies and creates lessons that address the unique learning styles of boys
  6. Integrates technology for professional and classroom use
  7. Displays student art in exhibits both on campus and throughout various venues in the community
  8. Develops a plan of professional growth and development that fosters life-long learning
  9. Communicates effectively with colleagues and parents
  10. Promotes a positive, supportive, and collaborative school culture

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following experiences, background and skills:

  1. Appreciates and models the distinctly Christian mission of PDS
  2. Holds a bachelor’s degree in art education, art or a related field; master’s degree preferred
  3. Demonstrates a strong commitment to art education as well as a proficiency in a variety of media including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking and design
  4. Possesses a deep understanding of and commitment to teaching elementary age students; at least three years teaching experience preferred
  5. Possesses strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  6. Works as a team player; is comfortable with on-going improvement and change

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application.

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Early Childhood Teacher Posted 1/24/24

​Presbyterian Day School is seeking a full-time teacher of early childhood age boys for the 2024–2025 school year. The candidate should have a passion for working with our youngest students, as well as, the energy required to enthusiastically embrace the exuberance of this age child. A degree in Early Childhood is required and experience in the field is preferred. ​

  • ​Appreciates and models the distinctly Christian mission of PDS
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving student learning in a self-contained classroom environment
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies and designs learning experiences that address the unique learning styles of boys
  • Promotes a positive, supportive, and collaborative classroom and school culture
  • Holds appropriate college degree or degrees (advanced degree preferred)
  • Possesses strong communication, and interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application.

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Director of Technology Posted 1/23/24

PDS is seeking a highly motivated, passionate, creative educator and leader in educational technology to direct all aspects of technology integration. The director works with students, teachers, and staff to apply new technology tools and strategies.

The Director of Technology works under the direction of and reports to the Head of School. The director manages the technology program and personnel, develops and maintains the budget, oversees the procurement, configuration and maintenance of hardware and software, organizes training and other professional development needs in technology, helps to define and accomplish the school’s technology objectives and plan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ADMINISTRATION

  • Understands the academic program and has a strong vision for technology and innovations across divisions.

  • Collaborates with the Head of School and the two Division Directors and Leadership on strategic and operational aspects of technology.

  • Develops and maintains strategic and operational plans for technology that are aligned with the mission and values of PDS.

  • Supports all school departments for technology needs.

  • Manages the technology budget.

  • Works regularly with other members of the Leadership Team.

  • Explores emerging technologies and their relevance to both the operation of the school’s teaching and learning.

  • Oversees and evaluates the deployment of all hardware, software, and systems.

  • Oversees the ordering and installation of hardware, software, and other technology equipment.

  • Maintains careful accounting and inventory controls for all technology assets. ### ACADEMIC SYSTEMS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Manages and supports faculty and students with various academic campus systems.

  • Provides training and support to students and faculty on academic systems.

  • Manages and supports the school with various institutional subscriptions.

  • Oversees professional development and support for all technology systems.

  • Provides training for faculty and staff in school-wide applications.

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

  • Develops and supports technology programs in both divisions.
  • Oversees the Technology Scope & Sequence to ensure technology skills (Grades EC-6)
  • Promotes technology and innovative curricular design and excite teachers and students with new programs, ideas, and digital tools

NETWORK/SECURITY AND OPERATIONS

  • Works in coordination with the Network and Systems Administrator in all areas of networks and security, security cameras, and phone system.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in a related field preferred.
  • Proven success at working collaboratively in educational leadership.
  • Must be highly organized and a self-starter with good initiative, excellent attention to detail, and a creative approach to problem-solving. Must work well with technology and administrative teams. Able to multitask, prioritize, and remain level-headed in any situation.
  • Act with courtesy and kindness to everyone under all circumstances.
  • Act with a sense of humor and cooperative spirit.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application.

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Open Positions

Substitute Teachers

Presbyterian Day School seeks college educated candidates for substitute teaching positions for the 2022-2023 school year.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application.

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The school invests significant resources in teacher training and professional development.

  • Over the last nine years, the school has sent over 85% of PDS teachers to Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • The school invests heavily and aggressively in professional development.
  • The school provides summer grants for curriculum study and international travel.
  • Teachers participate in school-wide summer reading.
  • New teachers are assigned a mentor teacher to guide them through the first year at PDS.
  • Teachers occupy leadership positions as facilitators of teacher book groups, instructional team chairs, committee chairs, and grade level lead teachers.
  • Teachers attend workshops, seminars, and institutes.
  • Teachers are encouraged to share their expertise as conference presenters (have done so in South Africa and New Zealand and throughout U.S.).
  • Teachers network with other experts in the field of education by participating in action research and visiting other schools.
  • Teachers are encouraged to seek graduate degrees, and PDS offsets some of the cost toward that end.
  • Teachers are a mix of veteran, mid-career and young teachers who all contribute richly to the school community and our on-going conversation about what it means to be well educated in the 21st century.
  • Teachers are given both support and flexibility and the opportunity to exercise curricular leadership in a stimulating professional environment.

PDS provides significant technological resources for boys and teachers:

  • Every classroom has a SmartBoards to encourage a higher degree creative and flexibility in teaching.
  • Every classroom has access to a student laptop carts for PK-6th grade.
  • Three technology curriculum specialists support teachers in their efforts to integrate technology into their teaching.
  • PDS provides every teacher a laptop for school use.

PDS graduates eventually matriculate at many of our nation’s most competitive universities, and our alumni have distinguished themselves as scholars and leaders around the country.

PDS offers a very competitive compensation package.

PDS invites applications for consideration for jobs that may be available in the fall.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, transcript, transcript, background check authorization, and job application including a philosophy of education where applicable for consideration. Typically, applications are reviewed in late winter and early spring. Due to the competitive nature of the applicant pool, it is advisable that interested applicants apply as early as possible. After careful review, a select group of applicants will be contacted for a first round interview.

For more information contact:

Carissa Lacy
Head of Early Childhood (YK-SK)

Laura Glenn
Head of Elementary School Division (1st-6th)