Employment

Sayre School embraces and respects the diversity of backgrounds, outlooks, and talents individuals bring to its community.  We welcome candidates celebrating the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs. 

Careers

Sayre School seeks employees eager to join an educational community that values empowering students in their intellectual, social and emotional development.

We offer the opportunity to teach the way you always wanted to teach. You’ll find small classes, an administration that encourages creativity and collaboration, and interesting colleagues devoted to their profession. Our joyful, inquisitive, and self-confident students approach their school experience with curiosity, passion, and engagement. We view all of our employees as role models and mentors in guiding our students through their educational journey.

Early Childhood Educator

Sayre Lower School in Lexington, KY is seeking a dynamic, reflective practitioner to join our collaborative preschool for the 21-22 school year. We desire to hire an experienced, constructivist educator who has expertise in crafting emergent, child-directed curriculum for preschool-aged children.   Experience with Project-based learning, specifically, is preferred. Candidates should have a strong awareness of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and NAEYC standards, a rich understanding of the role of careful observation and documentation in the early childhood classroom, and a collaborative spirit.   In addition, strong candidates must love working with young children, possess a healthy respect for children’s learning capabilities, and value creativity.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Experience in a Reggio-inspired, project-based, or other constructivist setting, expertise and training in emergent curriculum, and at least 3 years of experience working in a preschool setting.

Required Qualifications:   4 year degree, ECE credentials, a minimum of 2 years teaching experience with a preschool population. A healthy sense of humor!

Start Date:  August, 2021

Sayre School is an Independent Pk-12 school in the heart of downtown Lexington.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and list of references to Luanne Stiles at lstiles@sayreschool.org and Annie Papero at apapero@sayreschool.org.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination. 

Elementary Educator

Sayre Lower School is seeking a progressive and passionate educator to join our elementary team beginning August, 2021. We desire an individual with the knowledge and skill to craft an engaging, student-centered curriculum which includes strong, conceptually driven instruction in math, reading, language arts and social studies. Experience with project work is a plus! Ideal candidates will be collaborative team players who relish the opportunity to weave rich, contextual, integrated curriculum and work closely with colleagues across disciplines and age groups. We seek to hire an individual with a strong understanding of child development, knowledge of child-directed learning approaches, expertise and experience in all areas of elementary curriculum, and a healthy dose of humor and kindness.

Successful candidates will:

  • Have strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and good organization.
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early or elementary education; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Have experience teaching at the Lower School level; at least 3 year of experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrate an innovative and energetic approach to teaching which is compatible with the school’s philosophy and demonstrates knowledge of 21st century skills, differentiated instruction and inquiry-based learning.
  • Be committed to professional growth and collaboration with the broader Lower School faculty.
  • Possess a true love for working with children in these critically important and formative elementary years.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references including contact information. All material should be sent electronically to Luanne Stiles, Assistant to the Head of Lower School, at lstiles@sayreschool.org

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Lower School Academic Technologist

Sayre School is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 10 month Academic Technologist who loves Lower School students to teach foundational technology skills to kindergarten through fourth graders beginning in August 2021.

At a minimum, the candidate should possess a degree in Elementary Education, Instructional Technology or a related field, an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, at least three years experience working with kindergarten through nine-years old, and experience teaching technology skills and applications to both children and teachers.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Teaching basic technology skills to kindergarten through fourth grade students and promote safe and responsible use of technology
  • Collaborating with faculty to integrate technology into classroom project work in innovative ways that enhance student learning
  • Creating and leading professional development sessions for faculty on relevant technology topics pertinent to both student use and/or teacher use
  • Supporting faculty in efforts to integrate and use technology including troubleshooting of day to day classroom technology issues
  • Working well with members of the K-12 technology team to provide a consistent technology scope and sequence across the school for faculty and students
  • Modeling curiosity, enthusiasm, and creativity for our students

Exceptional candidates possess:

  • Experience teaching introductory programming skills and tools such as Scratch, Bee-bot or Lego WeDo robotics, or similar programming tools
  • Experience managing iPads and apps across a fleet of devices
  • Experience with the Google Workspace platform
  • Interest in developing a technology curriculum across different grade levels and working with faculty to infuse technology with relevant projects
  • A sense of humor and strong, relationship skills with both children and adults

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references including contact information. All material should be sent electronically to Luanne Stiles, Assistant to the Head of Lower School, at lstiles@sayreschool.org and Jason Whitaker, Director of Technology, at jwhitaker@sayreschool.org.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Lower School Spanish Teacher

Sayre School is currently accepting applications for a full-time, dedicated educator who loves Lower School students to teach Spanish to three-year-olds through fourth graders beginning in August 2021. Sayre's World Language program empowers students to explore, comprehend, and appreciate cultures and languages as curious and empathetic world citizens.

The candidate should, at a minimum, possess a degree in Spanish, Elementary Education or a related field, an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, and experience working with three- through nine-year-olds.  An active curiosity about kids and their learning styles, passion for language teaching, flexibility and a sense of humor are key. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work. 

The position includes teaching students in Pk-3, Pk-4, and K-4th grade. A comprehensive, rich curriculum guide with hands on materials, music, and literature is available to be used by the hired teacher as the basis of their program, although instruction need not be limited by this curriculum. An organized teacher with a love of young children and the Spanish language will thrive!

Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. They develop cultural competency and spoken language for interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. The thoughtful use of authentic materials, the regular use of the target language, and vibrant and purposeful engagement with existing and emerging technologies guide students toward building a robust second language and general literacy skills, making them better citizens of an ever-changing world.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Luanne Stiles at lstiles@sayreschool.org.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Middle School Social Studies

Sayre School seeks a dedicated professional who loves Middle School students to teach in our History/Social Studies program. Sayre’s mission focuses on fostering academic excellence, embracing challenge, and cultivating integrity. The Middle School places special emphasis on meeting the needs of the whole child in the areas of cognitive, social, emotional, and aesthetic development.

The successful candidate holds a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in History, Education, or a related field, an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, a strong sense of purpose in education, and expertise in teaching in a strong, differentiated curriculum including experiential learning. An active curiosity about kids of this age, openness to all forms of human diversity, flexibility and a sense of humor are key. Sayre Middle School has a 1-to-1 iPad program, and therefore our teachers are familiar with integrating technology into the curriculum. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.

Sayre School is committed to equity and justice, and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. Appreciating the broad spectrum of human diversity, we embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect. We believe diversity inspires personal and academic growth. Sharing perspectives and experiences beyond our own boundaries through exploration, introspection, and civil discourse is integral to our mission of creating an inclusive learning environment. Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. They develop critical thinking skills, the ability to collaborate, and a love of learning. As a faculty, we enjoy each other and a collegial working environment.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Teaching classes in Social Studies and History (primarily seventh and eighth grades)
  • Guiding a group of advisees through their Middle School years
  • Working collaboratively with the team of Middle School teachers
  • Writing narrative term comments about students
  • Duties around the school and extracurricular activities
  • Preparing students for the transition from Middle School to Upper School
  • Sponsoring a club or coaching a sports team

Applicants are asked to email a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Sarah Leer, Middle School Administrative Assistant, sleer@sayreschool.org and Kristin Seymour, Head of Middle School, kseymour@sayreschool.org. Please include your last name and “social studies position” in the subject line.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Physical Education and Health Teacher

Sayre seeks a dedicated professional who can teach in all divisions to work in our Physical Education and Health Department.  Sayre’s mission focuses on fostering academic excellence, embracing challenge, and cultivating integrity. Sayre puts emphasis on meeting the needs of the whole child in all areas of intellectual, emotional, physical, social and aesthetic development.

The successful candidate holds a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in Physical Education and Health and an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, a strong sense of purpose in teaching lifetime skills, an active curiosity about kids and their success. Teaching experience is preferred but not required.  This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.

Sayre School is committed to equity and justice, and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. We embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect. Sharing perspectives and experiences beyond our own boundaries through exploration, introspection, and civil discourse is integral to our mission of creating an inclusive learning environment.

Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. They develop critical thinking skills, the ability to collaborate, and a love of learning. As a faculty, we enjoy each other and a collegial working environment.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Teaching classes in Physical Education and Health in Pre-School, Elementary, Middle and Upper School.
  • Administer lessons which work on skills, strategies, sportsmanship, game concepts, etc.
  • Working collaboratively with and support team teachers in the Physical Education Department 
  • Be an active member of school life outside the classroom.
  • Grading and writing narrative term comments about students
  • Coaching sports teams
  • Other duties around the school (chaperoning dances, class trips, supervision at recess, etc.)

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Cindy Eason at ceason@sayreschool.org

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Preschool Substitute Teacher

Sayre Lower School is currently accepting resumes from qualified individuals who are interested in substitute teaching in preschool. We are seeking kind, responsible individuals who enjoy working with preschool aged children. Please submit a resume and cover letter to lstiles@sayreschool.org.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

K-12 Substitute Teacher

Sayre School is currently accepting applications for kindergarten through grade twelve substitute teachers. Sayre’s mission focuses on fostering academic excellence, embracing challenge, and cultivating integrity. We meet the needs of the whole child in the areas of cognitive, social, emotional, and aesthetic development.

The successful candidate holds a Bachelor’s Degree, a passion for teaching, and an active curiosity about kids and their success. Openness to all forms of human diversity, flexibility and a sense of humor are key. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.

Sayre School is committed to equity and justice, and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. Appreciating the broad spectrum of human diversity, we embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect. We believe diversity inspires personal and academic growth. Sharing perspectives and experiences beyond our own boundaries through exploration, introspection, and civil discourse is integral to our mission of creating an inclusive learning environment.

Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. They develop critical thinking skills, the ability to collaborate, and a love of learning. We emphasize the development of the whole child. As a faculty, we enjoy each other and a collegial working environment.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to the appropriate Administrative Assistant below:

For the Lower School : Luanne Stiles

For the Middle School: Sarah Leer

For the Upper School: Robin Haden

**Please include the words “Substitute Teacher” in the subject line.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Buildings and Grounds Staff

Buildings and Grounds staff position. One year of similar experience, valid driver’s license and a background check required. Competitive compensation/benefits package. Send letters of interest and/or résumés to Brooks McLamb, Director of Finance and Operations.

 Staff Application for Employment at Sayre School (Revised May 12, 2020)

Buildings and Grounds Staff/Bus Driver

Buildings/Grounds/Bus Driver staff position. One year of similar experience, valid driver’s license and a background check required. Competitive compensation/benefits package. Send letters of interest and/or résumés to Brooks McLamb, Director of Finance and Operations.

 Staff Application for Employment at Sayre School (Revised May 12, 2020)

  

Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CARES Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Cindy Eason, Title IX Compliance Officer, 194 North Limestone Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, (859) 254-1361 ext. 222, ceason@sayreschool.org; Rich Little, Title IX Compliance Officer, 194 North Limestone Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, (859) 254-1361 ext. 221, rlittle@sayreschool.org; Brooks McLamb, Section 504 Compliance Officer, 194 North Limestone Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, (859) 254-1361 ext. 213, bmclamb@sayreschool.org; or the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA. Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

Posted May 12, 2020


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