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Mission


The Gordon School is a racially diverse nursery through eighth grade coeducational independent school in East Providence, RI. The curriculum is rooted in multicultural practice and social justice, with an emphasis on developing intellectual leadership, active imagination, and a child’s natural inquisitive nature. Students are challenged and inspired to be active workers toward their own education and teachers strive to develop meaningful relationships with each child and family.

Eighth grade humanities teacher and Civil Rights Trip leader

for fall 2021 

We are seeking a full time eighth grade humanities teacher and Civil Rights Trip leader who will serve as an advisor to a small group of eighth grade students. The ideal candidate will possess solid skills in teaching writing to middle schoolers, have a deep knowledge and passion for teaching history with particular focus on centering the voices and experiences of historically marginalized communities. The eighth grade humanities teacher and Civil Rights Trip leader must be comfortable with discussing topics of race, class, and gender and demonstrate a high level of cultural competence and humility.  

Gordon's curriculum from nursery through eighth grade has a particular focus on social justice and equity. Our academic program is both rigorous and relevant and provides multiple entry points for students. A culminating experience for our eighth graders is a Civil Rights Trip to Georgia and Alabama, now in its twentieth year. The eighth grade humanities teacher and Civil Rights Trip leader is responsible for teaching a curriculum that culminates in this transformative experience.

Please see full job description here.

Interested candidates should email a cover memo and resume to Gabe Burnstein, Middle School Director at gburnstein@gordonschool.org

Lower School homeroom teacher

for fall 2021 

We are seeking to hire a passionate, knowledgeable, and creative elementary educator with a commitment to diversity and inclusion and a strong sense of cultural competency. We have openings in grades first, third and fourth.  Personal qualities include the ability to inspire children, the capacity to work cooperatively with peers, and a joyful sense of humor. 

This full time homeroom teacher will implement a curriculum that is hands-on, developmentally appropriate, interactive, connected to the real world, interdisciplinary, and responsive to the strengths and interests of the students. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of elementary school practice and pedagogy and possess a willingness to partner with colleagues and parents to ensure the social, emotional and academic well being of students.

Please see full job description here.

Interested candidates should send a cover memo and resume to Lynn Bowman, Assistant Head of School at lbowman@gordonschool.org

Seventh and eighth grade science teacher

for fall 2021

We are seeking a science teacher who will teach three sections of seventh grade, three sections of eighth grade science and serve as an advisor to a small group of seventh grade students. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of middle schoolers and bring experience teaching a range of science topics within the domains of physical and life science, earth and space science, as well as engineering. 

Please see full job description here.

Interested candidates should send a cover memo and resume to Lynn Bowman, Assistant Head of School at lbowman@gordonschool.org  

Middle School visual arts teacher

for fall 2021

We are seeking a visual arts teacher who is driven to teach studio art skills to middle school students. The right candidate will have rigorous art training that demonstrates a firm knowledge of global artistic concepts, techniques, and history. Primarily, the role requires that the candidate deliver foundational visual arts literacy to fifth and sixth graders, and provide a range of deeper visual arts experiences to elective classes in seventh and eighth grades. The elective classes are an opportunity for the instructor to explore areas of passion and interest with our oldest students. Our visual arts teacher must connect with middle school students, child by child, as well as demonstrate a commitment to multicultural practice and teaching art through a social justice lens. 

The middle school visual arts teacher is also responsible for managing the annual Britt Nelson Visiting Artist program. Working in collaboration with our Advancement office to select the artist, the candidate will design this community experience. This is a centerpiece program for our school, and one that we hope the right candidate will find inspirational. 

Finally, we believe the middle school visual arts teacher should actively pursue their own artistic career in order to continue personal creative growth, and to be able to share with and express that experience to students. Leading a creative life is fundamental to this role. The position reports to the Director of Visual and Performing Arts.

Please see full job description here.

Interested candidates should send a cover memo and resume to Lynn Bowman, Assistant Head of School at lbowman@gordonschool.org

Interim physical education teacher

We are seeking to hire a passionate and enthusiastic physical education teacher for the academic school year 2021-2022. The ideal candidate will have a background in working with children in nursery-eighth grade  and have experience coaching middle schoolers. This position is an interim position, fully benefited for one year. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to creating positive experiences for a wide range of student athletes.

Please see full job description here.

Interested candidates should send a cover memo and resume to Lynn Bowman, Assistant Head of School at lbowman@gordonschool.org

Middle School music teacher

for fall 2021

We are seeking a music teacher who is passionate about teaching general music literacy to the core of middle school: fifth and sixth graders. But more visibly, we need an innovative music educator who is driven to develop appropriately rigorous performance ensembles (primarily through our unique electives program), with our oldest students, grades seven and eight. Current electives classes include by-choice Choral and Handbell ensembles, but could develop into any area of deep musical connection for this musician candidate. The ideal instructor would also build on existing program by continuing broader choral groups to include fifth and sixth grades, and potentially lead our auditioned a cappella group – both of which have flourished over the past decade at Gordon School. 

Critically, the middle school music teacher will develop and implement a strong, multicultural curriculum that responds to and is supportive of the diverse developmental needs of the students, and that integrates music with other disciplines when appropriate. The ideal candidate will have both a broad and a deep understanding of music education, including choral and instrumental knowledge, and will demonstrate a profound understanding of middle schoolers. The position reports to the Director of Visual and Performing Arts.

Please see full job description here.

Interested candidates should send a cover memo and resume to Lynn Bowman, Assistant Head of School at lbowman@gordonschool.org

School nurse

for fall 2021

Gordon is seeking a full time school nurse who possesses a compassionate and empathetic spirit and a desire to support the health and wellbeing of children, their families, and adults in our community. The ideal candidate has the capacity for flexibility and collaboration as well as the aptitude to manage a busy Health Services Office with a steady, calm, and joyful disposition.

In collaboration with the Leadership Team and faculty and staff, the school nurse will promote a healthy school environment and provide health services to students and staff as outlined in the Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs State of Rhode Island published by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the State Department of Health. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Minimum qualifications:
current RI license as a Registered Nurse
Current CPR and first aid certification
Bachelor's Degree preferred

Please see full job description here.

Interested candidates should send a cover memo and resume to Tom Cicatiello, Chief Financial Officer at tcicatiello@gordonschool.org