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Middle School English Teacher

Pine Cobble School is seeking a person who loves English Language Arts, and wants to share that love with others as a Middle School English Teacher. 

This job is for you if: 

  • You have a lifelong passion for learning and want to cultivate that in your students. You know that joy can be found in rich literature, parsing sentences, and creative expression of the written word. You relish moving seamlessly and intentionally with your students between writing, literary analysis, public speaking and daily grammar work.
  • You know how to foster a sense of self worth in your students. You understand that making progress in understanding literature and written expression not only takes hard work and good habits on the part of a student, it also requires patience, purpose, and day-in/day-out passion on the part of a teacher.
  • You believe in community. You know that a good education requires many partners working together constructively. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues, parents and students on the journey from student to teacher and back again. 
  • You work toward inclusion, equity and justice in your classroom. You are familiar with and leverage inclusive pedagogical practices and think about how you meaningfully engage all students in the classroom.  You are committed to literature in all your classes from authors of diverse backgrounds and thoughtful messages because literature and class discussion offer opportunities to examine biases and marginalization. You’re ready and willingly cover topics of race, racism, culture, personal identity, and more. 
  • You have ideas for learning in and from the natural world. Pine Cobble School has a stunning campus with fields, a frog pond, garden, old-growth trees, and even a Tiffany fountain. You’re brimming with ideas for how to use this campus in classroom activities. 

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days focused on English inside and outside the classroom —  please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and three references to Sue Wells at [email protected], by May 21, 2021. 

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Reading Specialist

Pine Cobble School is seeking a person who loves the magical power of words, wants to share that love with others, and wants to be part of a team of dedicated educators. This person will work closely with students and teachers in every aspect of reading at Pine Cobble – from helping deliver our program and coaching others to do the same, to analyzing data, to showing students what a love of reading unlocks for them in school and in life.

This job is for you if:

  • You know the key to helping young readers see reading as a joy, not a chore.
  • You relish working with reluctant learners; in fact, they are the highlight of your day.
  • You have training in a program like Orton-Gillingham or Wilson and know how to make their techniques your own.
  • You excel with out-of-the-box thinkers.
  • You thrive teaching both one-on-one and in small groups.
  • You connect with learners as young as three years old and as old as fourteen and believe in your heart that age and reading ability often are not a direct correlation.
  • You understand that reading support requires not only working directly with students, but also collaborating with teachers and communicating with parents.
  • You know a difficult conversation becomes easy with open dialogue, a clear plan, and a whole lot of love.
  • You’re a terrific teacher who is positive, upbeat, collaborative, and has that special ability to inspire students to work hard, believe in themselves, and achieve more. 
  • You’re aspirational, as you set big, lofty goals for yourself and for your students, and you’re always looking for ways to up your own game.
  • You’re willing to get in the trenches, because you understand that making progress in reading, or anything in life, takes not only hard work and good habits on the part of a student, it also requires patience, purpose, and day-in/day-out passion on the part of a teacher.
  • You believe in community, and you know that a good education requires many partners working together constructively. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues, and you’re as excited to share ideas with colleagues as you are about working with students.  
  • You have a proven track record of doing hard things, and as a result you know how to plan exhaustively, collaborate with others, persevere, and stay positive.
  • You have a wide range of interests, and you’re also eager to jump into other activities, like coaching, running an after-school club, or organizing special events on campus.

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days with passionate colleagues in a dazzling natural setting —  please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of purpose and references to Sue Wells at [email protected], by May 21, 2021.  

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

 

School Coordinator

Pine Cobble School, an independent day school in Williamstown, seeks an efficient, organized, and professional School Coordinator. It’s a role that involves a dizzying array of tasks, so a spirit of adventure comes in handy. In this role, you’ll greet visitors; answer phones; track down students and teachers; manage the calendar; oversee newsletters and website updates; manage spreadsheets and databases; serve as an information hub for students, families, and faculty; and even apply band-aids and soothe upset tummies…and that’s all by 10:00 AM! 

This job is for you if: 

 

  • You thrive on bringing order to chaos.
  • You understand that in every task, there’s an element of fun. 
  • You’re simultaneously no-nonsense and nurturing, unflappable and friendly, and you want to be part of a team.
  • You’re a proven and composed problem-solver, and your ability to multi-task wows others.
  • You enjoy children and adults in equal parts, and you’re happiest when you’re helping out.
  • You can write, edit, and proofread; you’re proficient with spreadsheets; and you pick up new systems with ease.
  • You like hats; you’ll wear a lot of them here.

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days with passionate colleagues in a dazzling natural setting —  please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Sue Wells at [email protected], by May 15, 2021.  

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to lequity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics. 

Information Technology Manager

Pine Cobble School, an independent day school in Williamstown, seeks an efficient, organized Information Technology (IT) Manager to advance school technology goals and initiatives through project management, analysis, data management, process improvement and cross-functional collaboration. The person in this role will serve as the primary data steward and data analyst for the school and will serve as the system administrator for Blackbaud and other identified applications. This position is for you if:

* You have experience with Blackbaud. The school has done an extensive search to find our next school management software. We have chosen Blackbaud and are seeking someone who knows the system and can ensure we use it to its full potential.
* You understand data. You know that an organization’s long-term success depends on quality information. You’re able to optimize and leverage information to meet strategic goals.
* You can see the big picture. We’re a small school with big ideas and big plans; we’re looking for someone who gets excited about seeing how all the data connects and how it can lead us to our goals.
* You’re self-assured. Not only are you undaunted by challenge and fearless in the face of the unexpected, you also notice opportunities to improve records, and you take every opportunity you see.
* You have the heart of a teacher. You find joy in working with people who have various levels of technology experience and fluency, recognizing that everyone can learn when taught with the right methods.
* You have a proven track record. You’ve worked with data before, so you’ve been able to establish standards, evaluate and improve systems, run a variety of reports, and identify strategic opportunities to use data in new ways.
* You like to wear different hats. Sure, much of your day will be spent at a computer. But at a school as small and dynamic as Pine Cobble, we’ll embrace all the talents you bring!

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days with passionate colleagues in a dazzling natural setting — then send your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Devin Wootton at [email protected] Application deadline May 1, 2021.

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter. Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter.

Athletic Director/Physical Education Teacher

Pine Cobble School, an independent day school in Williamstown, is seeking a rockstar Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director to oversee and implement important aspects of the Pine Cobble School experience. The person hired will teach our physical education classes for three-year-olds – nine year olds (Preschool students – fifth graders) and will oversee:

(1) team athletics for all students in grades 6-8

(2) weekly winter sports program (downhill and nordic skiing, snowboarding, ice skating), which happens weekly during school hours for all students K-8

(3) special events, including Pine Cobble traditions like Mountain Day and Field Day

(4) continue the traditions of our summer camp, and what it means to really enjoy summer as a kid in the beautiful Berkshires, and start new adventures for the summers ahead. 

In these positions, you will be in charge of budgets, staffing, scheduling, transportation, communication with families, and connecting with students of different ages and interests. You’ll schedule games, design summer programs, hire and train coaches and staff, and make sure that Pine Cobble School lives its mission not only inside the classroom, but also on our fields, ski slopes and skating rinks, in the woods, and on top of mountains. 

This job is for you if: 

You’re eager to make a mark. You’re ready to roll up your sleeves and take a solid program to the next level. 

You can think big picture…You can see not only what’s there, but also what could be there. You’re committed to creating not merely good experiences, but awesome ones — the kind kids will still be smiling about decades from now. 

…And you also obsess over details. You’re organized, efficient, and thorough. You make lists (and check them twice), plan exhaustively, meet deadlines, and follow through.

You’re a leaderYour expectations are clear, your attitude is positive, you’re cool under pressure, and you can think on your feet. On top of that, you’ve also got that special something — elusive yet totally real —that makes the people around you excited to bring their best selves.  

…But you’re not afraid to jump in. You’re happy to lace up an ice skate, haul equipment, lead a cheer, and share hundreds and hundreds of words of encouragement. In other words, you do whatever needs to be done, whenever it’s needed.

You believe in the power of athletics… You know that the right sports experience can foster not merely skills, but also lifelong character and integrity. You know entire lives are transformed by those moments where a child takes a leap, plays hard, learns to be part of a team, and leaves everything on the field. 

…and you know it’s all about the kids. You never, ever lose sight of your purpose: helping one child at a time dare to aspire, to step out of a comfort zone, to push themselves, and to discover new sources of strength, courage, and confidence. 

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days with passionate colleagues in a dazzling natural setting —  then send your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Sue Wells at [email protected].  Application deadline May 1, 2021. 

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics. 

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Music Teacher

Pine Cobble School is seeking a person who lives and breathes music, studying it and appreciating all it does for the mind and the soul. This person will work closely with teachers and students in every aspect of our music program – choral, instrumental, music theory and just plain fun with all that music offers us every day. 

This job is for you if: 

You believe that children exercise their brain and fill their hearts when they learn to read, play and even write their own music – or build their own instruments!

You are committed to helping students learn about the history, the theory, and the cultures behind different types of music. Understanding that some children will struggle to read notes yet can pick up an instrument and make beautiful sounds with it, and others can read music and love the history of it and the opportunity to move to it with little interest in playing on a keyboard or strumming a ukulele.

You are creative and systematic all at once knowing you need a game plan to help all children learn, but you need to be flexible in your delivery to different classes and different learners.

You see music as a door opener for so many children to learn about themselves, about math, about history, about poetry as they fall in love with music – thanks to you!

You’re a terrific teacher. You see your job is simply showing them what is possible and then they take ownership in their own learning. You’re positive, upbeat, collaborative, and you have that special sauce that engages and inspires students to work hard, believe in themselves, and achieve more. 

You’re aspirational. You set big, lofty goals for yourself and for your students, and you’re always looking for ways to up your own game.

You believe in community. You know that a good education requires many partners working together constructively. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues, and you’re as excited to share ideas with colleagues as you are about working with students.  

You have a proven track record of doing hard things. You know how to plan exhaustively, collaborate with others, persevere, and stay positive.

You have a wide range of interests. While teaching music will be your primary activity, you’re also eager to jump into other activities, like coaching, running an after-school club, or organizing special events on campus.

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days with passionate colleagues in a dazzling natural setting —  please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of purpose and references to Sue Wells at [email protected], by May 1, 2021.  

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Middle School Math Teacher

Pine Cobble School, an independent school for Pre-K through grade 8 in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, seeks a math teacher for grades 6-8, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. 

This job is for you if: 

You have a lifelong passion for learning and want to cultivate that in your students. You know that the language of the universe is written in mathematics. You understand that if you look at anything closely enough — art, trees, air, insects, a blade of grass — you’ll find math. You agree with Bertrand Russell that mathematics “possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty.” You see that beauty, and you want others to, as well.

You know how to foster a sense of self worth in your students. You understand that making progress in mathematics takes not only hard work and good habits on the part of a student, it also requires patience, purpose, and day-in/day-out passion on the part of a teacher.

You believe in community. You know that a good education requires many partners working together constructively. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues, parents and students on the journey from student to teacher and back again. 

You work toward inclusion, equity and justice in your classroom. You are familiar with and leverage inclusive pedagogical practices and think about how you meaningfully engage all students in the classroom.  You also understand that mathematics, like any other subject, offers opportunities to examine biases and marginalization. You’re ready to examine and discuss these issues, and you strive to create just, equitable, and inclusive classrooms. 

You will not be satisfied teaching math in a vacuum. You are ready to plan exhaustively, collaborate with others, persevere, and stay positive while creating exciting interdisciplinary projects and assessments for students, so they actively experience their learning and growth.

You have ideas for learning in and from the natural world. Pine Cobble School has a stunning campus with fields, a frog pond, garden, old-growth trees, and even a Tiffany fountain. You’re brimming with ideas for how to use this campus in classroom activities. 

You’re eager to connect mathematics to the local region. Want to take students on field trips to nearby art museums to show math’s relevance to Sol LeWitt wall drawings or Louise Bourgeois sculptures? Want to bring college professors to campus to explain big ideas like P vs. NP, or fractal geometry? We want you to do all of these things and more.

You have a wide range of interests. While mathematics will be your primary activity, you’re also eager to jump into other activities, like coaching, running an after-school club, or organizing special events on campus.

This sound like you? Then join Pine Cobble School’s team. We value interdisciplinary learning, real-world projects, collaboration, critical thinking, and all-around awesomeness. Please supply a resume, cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, and three references to Sue Wells at [email protected] by May 1, 2021. A bachelor’s degree in math or the sciences is preferred, and great enthusiasm for teaching and learning mathematics is necessary.   In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to Pine Cobble School’s commitment to building and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Math Specialist

Pine Cobble School is seeking a person who loves numbers, wants to share that love with others as  a math specialist. This person will work closely with teachers and students in every aspect of math at Pine Cobble – our program, our data, our students’ feelings about/approach to mathematics.

This job is for you if: 

You have a lifelong passion for learning and want to cultivate that in your students. You know that the language of the universe is written in mathematics. You understand that if you look at anything closely enough — art, trees, air, insects, a blade of grass — you’ll find math. You agree with Bertrand Russell that mathematics “possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty.” You see that beauty, and you want others to, as well.

You know how to foster a sense of self worth in your students. You understand that making progress in mathematics not only takes hard work and good habits on the part of a student, it also requires patience, purpose, and day-in/day-out passion on the part of a teacher.

You know every destination has many roads leading to it. This position provides math support for students of all different learning styles and experiences with mathematics. You will need to meet each student where they are, and build confidence and skills for competency and understanding. 

You believe in community. You know that a good education requires many partners working together constructively. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues, parents and students on the journey from student to teacher and back again. 

You work toward inclusion, equity and justice in your classroom. You are familiar with and leverage inclusive pedagogical practices and think about how you meaningfully engage all students in the classroom.  You also understand that mathematics, like any other subject, offers opportunities to examine biases and marginalization. You’re ready to examine and discuss these issues, and you strive to create just, equitable, and inclusive classrooms. 

You have ideas for learning in and from the natural world. Pine Cobble School has a stunning campus with fields, a frog pond, garden, old-growth trees, and even a Tiffany fountain. You’re brimming with ideas for how to use this campus in classroom activities. 

You’re eager to connect mathematics to the local region. Want to take students on field trips to nearby art museums to show math’s relevance to Sol LeWitt wall drawings or Louise Bourgeois sculptures? Want to bring college professors to campus to explain big ideas like P vs. NP, or fractal geometry? We want you to do all of these things and more.

You have a wide range of interests. While mathematics will be your primary activity, you’re also eager to jump into other activities, like coaching, running an after-school club, or organizing special events on campus.

You see the long arc of math learning. Even when you’re teaching third graders how to graph, you see how those skills are building towards calculus max-min problems and multivariate plots.

You can go from creative to fundamental and back in a heartbeat. You can design a lesson that has students laughing, creating, and questioning, but also gives them the core skills to ace a traditional pencil-and-paper arithmetic assignment.

You love helping teachers see and teach math in a new way. You brainstorm with a handful of elementary school teachers about how to create an engaging, creative lesson on lines and shapes. The teachers are as excited to present the lesson as the students are to learn.

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days focused on mathematics inside and outside the classroom —  please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and three references to Sue Wells at [email protected], by May 1, 2021. 

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Spanish Teacher

Pine Cobble School is seeking a person who loves languages and understands how essential it is today for students to speak, understand and respect multiple languages and the cultures behind them. We have had Latin and Spanish at Pine Cobble for many years, and now have fully turned our focus to Spanish. This person will work closely with teachers students in every aspect of our Spanish program with the goal to send out students who can understand and speak Spanish, using it in real life situations, and they are ready for the challenges of high school Spanish as they read more challenging text, have lengthier conversations and regularly write essays in a second language.

This job is for you if: 

You believe that children (and adults) in this country should learn to speak a second language during their lifetimes.

You are committed to helping students develop strong Spanish accents through proper foundational learning, like the formation of their mouths as they speak letters and words. 

You are creative and systematic all at once helping students fall in love with the language while also gaining the foundation of Spanish in verb conjugations, sentence structure and more.

You love helping teachers see and teach Spanish (or any subject) in a new way. You use textbook programs as a skeleton as you ensure coverage of important content, knowing that if children love to come to your class and learn Spanish, they will commit to what it takes to really learn a second language, eventually thinking and dreaming in Spanish.

You’re a terrific teacher. You’re positive, upbeat, collaborative, and you have that special sauce that engages and inspires students to work hard, believe in themselves, and achieve more. 

You’re aspirational. You set big, lofty goals for yourself and for your students, and you’re always looking for ways to up your own game.

You believe in community. You know that a good education requires many partners working together constructively. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues, and you’re as excited to share ideas with colleagues as you are about working with students.  

You have a proven track record of doing hard things. You know how to plan exhaustively, collaborate with others, persevere, and stay positive.

You have a wide range of interests. While teaching Spanish will be your primary activity, you’re also eager to jump into other activities, like coaching, running an after-school club, or organizing special events on campus.

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days with passionate colleagues in a dazzling natural setting —  please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of purpose and references to Sue Wells at [email protected], by May 1, 2021.  

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Pine Cobble School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.