2nd Grade Teacher (Sabbatical Replacement) - Pittsburgh - job 636208

Shady Side Academy

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Employment type: Full-time

Shady Side Academy Junior School is seeking a full-time 2nd grade teacher for the 2021-22 school year.

A successful 2nd grade teacher builds on 'teachable moments' and involves students in meaningful and engaging problem-solving, planning and learning. Shady Side's teachers foster skill development, while supporting the emotional growth of children at this age. The 2nd grade teacher is also responsible for weaving culturally responsive pedagogy throughout all aspects of the day. This applicant will work collaboratively within a team of child-focused educators and has a deep commitment to this important time in human development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach math using Math in Focus: A Singapore Approach

  • Teach a social studies curriculum focusing on exploration and our local state and city

  • Teach reading and writing with Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Workshop

  • Teach spelling and cursive handwriting with Wilson Fundations

  • Be familiar with and implement components of Responsive Classroom

  • Work collaboratively with the 2nd grade teaching team, meeting frequently to ensure pacing and coverage of curriculum

  • Perform extra duties which may include recess, lunch, and pick up/drop off duties

  • Attend all faculty meetings, in-service days, and other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Head of the Junior School

  • Be an integral part of a caring community of learners

A successful candidate will have:

  • A depth of knowledge and understanding of children

  • A passion for working with children

  • A knowledge of teaching in the reading and writing workshop model

  • Good organization skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Sensitivity to diverse communities of learners and an appreciation of developmental differences in a school setting


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits are part of the employment package. Lunch is included when school is in session. Funding exists to support continuing advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.

Application Information

Shady Side Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or disability. Our campuses are tobacco-free.

About Shady Side Academy

Shady Side Academy is a vibrant learning community that values intellectual curiosity, personal integrity and diverse perspectives. Through a rigorous and balanced curriculum of academics, arts and athletics, our students are challenged to explore their passions and excel beyond expectations. Supported by active alumni and parents, our unique culture of faculty-student mentorship inspires students to become lifelong learners and engaged, thoughtful citizens of their communities.

The Pittsburgh region's largest independent school, Shady Side Academy is a 130 year-old, co-educational, college preparatory school serving a diverse student body in grades PK-12, with an enrollment of 950 students on three campuses. The Junior School enrolls 285 students in grades PK-5 and is located in the Point Breeze section of Pittsburgh. Visit the school's web site at www.shadysideacademy.org.


A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree is preferred. Ideal candidates will have at least three to five years of elementary school teaching experience, a working knowledge of Singapore Math/Math in Focus, a flexible and team-oriented approach, excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.

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