Strong relationships and a sense of community are at the heart of The Hawbridge School’s mission and vision. Our faculty-designed Hawbridge Model involves differentiated, individualized instruction to foster academic, behavioral, emotional and social development; interdisciplinary teaching; place-based education; discovery-based learning; and most importantly, sustaining a community where everyone feels appreciated and included.
Some features of employment at The Hawbridge School:
*Teachers’ and State Employees’ Health Insurance and participation in the state retirement program.
*No-cost life insurance policy for current employees.
*Group rates on dental and vision insurance.
*An annual spending allotment for classroom supplies to limit or prevent out-of-pocket expenses for teaching materials.
*Teacher autonomy within the course of study to choose readings and lesson content based on the needs of the students.
*Mindful scheduling of after-school meetings and activities to preserve faculty’s personal time.
*Ten days per year in leave, used at personal discretion, with partial pay-back for unused time.
Here’s what our teachers are saying about their working experience:
Here at Hawbridge, I’ve found the flexibility, autonomy, respect, and trust I’ve always needed to teach my students in a developmentally appropriate way. I’m so thankful I gave this place a shot before leaving teaching forever – I have found my spark again! –-Dani Moore, Kindergarten Teacher
I love the appreciation the staff show to one another. –Ali Miller, Lower School Office Manager
Hawbridge allows teachers to incorporate the outdoors and arts into their teaching. Theatre is a big part of my life outside of school. Our school has access to a lovely outdoor amphitheater. I enjoy being outside and using my interests and talents in the classroom. –Lora Wilder, Second Grade Teacher
The school respects my expertise, supports my teaching, and minimizes the demands on my time. I’m part of a community that strives to be a place of welcome for everyone. I’ve been here more than a decade and can‘t imagine going anywhere else. — Jonathan Farmer, Upper School English Teacher
Hawbridge is a part of a greater community, and we treat it as such. We are empowered to learn and teach in the ways that work best for every one of us. –Alexander Underwood, Fourth Grade Teacher
Hawbridge inspires me to be a more intentional, creative teacher. Place based learning happens so naturally with our diverse and committed community members and outdoor learning spaces. –Katie Ballard, First Grade Teacher
Interested in working as a substitute teacher for The Hawbridge School? Please contact one of our office managers to express interest.
For Lower School positions: Ali Miller ([email protected])
For Upper School positions: Judith Garbus ([email protected])