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

Early Childhood Educator

Sayre Lower School in Lexington, KY is seeking a dynamic, reflective practitioner to join our collaborative preschool for the 2020-2021 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.

Start Date:  August, 2020

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.

Elementary Educator

Sayre Lower School is seeking a progressive and passionate educator to join our elementary team beginning August, 2020.  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.

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.

Summer @ Sayre

Summer@Sayre is now hiring for the following positions: Two year old lead counselor, assistant counselors and floaters for the 2020 camp season.  Our camp season will begin June 22nd and end July 31st. This is a nine week program that requires experienced, dedicated individuals who have a strong desire to positively impact the lives of our young campers. All applicants must be able to pass the state background check, provide negative T.B. test, complete required on-line training, and transcript.

If interested please contact Andy Fitch, afitch@sayreschool.org.

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

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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