Lower School Head Teacher

New Haven, CT

Lower School Head Teacher

Starting School Year 2024-2025

The Foote School seeks a talented, energetic individual to join its faculty as a full-time lower school head teacher. The successful candidate will be a nurturing, adaptable person who understands the developmental and cognitive needs of young children and who can teach collaboratively in a creative, cooperative environment. In addition, he or she will have a commitment to our school’s mission and an interest in being involved in our community through participation in school-wide committees and activities. 

The Foote School is deeply committed to creating an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, and beliefs. We seek candidates who have a clear interest in being part of a community that challenges prejudice and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum 3 years head teaching experience
  • Experience with project-based and hands-on learning
  • Demonstrated experience in differentiating instruction
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Proficient at designing and using assessments to guide instruction
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and innovation
  • Commitment to best practice as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Skills needed to mentor and supervise an associate teacher

Please submit the following:

  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of three references

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, 10-month,  salaried exempt position. The school year hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with summers and school holidays off.

Thank you for your interest in The Foote School!