Employment Opportunities 

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. The School is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, citizenship status, uniform service member status, genetic information, religion, handicap or disability, if the individual is a smoker or non-smoker as long as the individual complies with workplace smoking policies, or any other protected status in accordance with all federal, state, or local law.

 

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Fifth Grade Teacher

Sayre School is currently accepting applications for a dedicated STEM educator to teach fifth grade. In the 2018-2019 school year, fifth grade will become part of our Middle School, and this teacher will be part of the inaugural year of fifth in the Middle School division.

The candidate should have a degree in Education, an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, a strong sense of purpose in education, a love of this age group, and expertise in teaching a strong, interactive, differentiated curriculum. An active curiosity about students of this age and their learning styles, openness to all forms of diversity, and flexibility and a sense of humor are key. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.

The position includes collaborating with a co-teacher and working with a dynamic faculty. Subjects taught will include math and science; technology is integrated into the classroom and Sayre’s Middle School is a 1-to-1iPad school. Fifth grade teachers use the Responsive Classroom method to run their Morning Meetings and to organize their classroom communities. An organized teacher with a strong ability to plan ahead will thrive.

Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. Our fifth grade uses Project-Based learning and integrated, thematic units across all subjects. Close collaboration with Fine Arts teachers allows for creativity through music, visual art, and drama.

Mission: Sayre School provides an innovative and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic excellence, embrace challenge, and cultivate integrity in order to lead purposeful lives in an ever-changing world.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Kristin Seymour, Head of Middle School, at kseymour@sayreschool.org and to Sarah Leer, Administrative Assistant, at sleer@sayreschool.org

School Counselor

Sayre School is currently accepting applications for a dedicated, student-centered educator to serve as the School Counselor.

The School Counselor works with students, parents, and faculty in all divisions, PK-12. Responsibilities include student education and counseling, parent and teacher education and training, parent and teacher consultation regarding students (which may involve observations), and referral to resources in the community as needed. The Counselor serves as an advocate for students in their academic, social, personal, and emotional development, and acts as a liaison between community agencies, families, students and staff. 

The School Counselor collaborates with Division Heads and faculty to lead and facilitate community, character, and wellness programming campus-wide. Additional responsibilities include facilitating parent education programs, organizing and scheduling the Freedom From Chemical Dependency program, and supervising the CHAT program.

Sayre School emphasizes the development of the whole child. As a faculty and staff, we enjoy each other and a collegial working environment. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Kristin Seymour, Middle School Head.

Qualifications Include:

  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in related mental health field (social work, educational psychology, psychology, etc.).
  • State certification or licensure in counseling or other mental health profession.
  • Ability to support and guide parents, faculty, and staff in identifying and prioritizing the best interests of the students.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Candidates with at least five years of school counseling experience would be preferred.

Preschool Assistant Teacher

We are currently accepting applications for a part-time preschool assistant teacher for a two year old classroom to begin after Thanksgiving. Hours are from 11:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is an hourly position with no benefits. Our preschools are joyful places that build children’s knowledge and skills through play-based curriculum and project work. This is a support position which includes setting up and cleaning up lunch, assisting with nap time, cleaning and organizing materials and tables, stocking materials and otherwise assisting the lead teacher. Candidates should enjoy working with young children and be able to cultivate warm, supportive relationships. We are looking for flexible individuals who are skilled at working as a team player, and have a clear dedication to the well-being of children. Experience working in preschool is preferred, but we are willing to train a positive, energetic and kind person. Required: Minimum of a High School diploma. The successful candidate will need to complete background checks and required training.

 

Start Date: As soon as possible after Thanksgiving.

Sayre School is an Independent Pk-12 school in the heart of downtown Lexington. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits, as well as professional development opportunities. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and list of references to Luanne Stiles at lstiles@sayreschool.org.


Sayre actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or age.

Upper School Math Teacher

Sayre School, an independent, co-educational Pre-K-12 school in Lexington, KY, is seeking a full-time Math teacher for its Upper School program. Our US Math department is a four-member, collegial group of dedicated teachers, who want to build the foundation for success in math and inspire students to pursue upper level math work at Sayre and collegiately using a variety of teaching and assessment methods. We encourage innovative teaching and collaboration.

Our math faculty typically teach different subjects on different grade levels, from Algebra I and Geometry to AP Calculus BC and AP Computer Science, with the average workload being five classes of fifteen students and two or three preps. Candidates should have a Masters degree in Math, and several years of teaching experience on a variety of levels is preferable. Applicants should be able to both contribute meaningfully to the development of overall department goals and work independently. All students have laptops, so candidates should be adept at incorporating technology into the math classroom. Most importantly, teachers must love working with teenagers as much as they love their subject.

Please email a resume, statement of teaching philosophy and references to Tim O’Rourke, Head of Upper School at torourke@sayreschool.org.

To find out more about Sayre School, please access our web site at www.sayreschool.org. Sayre actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School is an equal opportunity employer and recruits, hires, trains, and promotes all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or age.

Upper School English Teacher

Sayre School’s English Department offers the opportunity to teach the way you’ve always wanted to teach. You’ll find small classes, an administration that encourages creativity and experimentation, and interesting colleagues devoted to their profession.

We’re looking for a teacher who believes even today that reading good books carefully and writing about complex ideas makes our lives better, if not happier. A teacher who believes that every student deserves full attention, that teachers should direct but not control the education of students, that they teach best, at least from time to time, who teach least. We’re looking for a teacher who is comfortable differentiating learning and assessment and who values diversity in the classroom.

You should have a Masters degree in English or English Education and several years of teaching experience at the high school or college level. Be able to both contribute meaningfully to the development of overall Department goals and to work independently. We are a laptop school, so we’ll be interested in hearing your ideas for incorporating technology into your classroom.

Please email a resume, statement of teaching philosophy and references to Tim O’Rourke, Head of Upper School at torourke@sayreschool.org.

To find out more about Sayre School please access our web site at www.sayreschool.org. Sayre actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or age.

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Sayre School, an independent Pre-K -12 school in Lexington, KY, is seeking a full-time Spanish teacher to work predominately in the Upper School, grades 9-12, with possibly a Middle School section as well. Our World Language Program offers both Spanish and French, levels one through AP, and students are required to take a language for a minimum of three years. The typical teaching load for language teachers consists of five classes on different levels with two-three preps.

Candidates should possess an advanced mid or higher ranking on the OPI scale in Spanish. All students have laptops, so candidates must also be proficient utilizing technology for language acquisition in the classroom. A Masters degree in Spanish and several years of teaching K-12 experience on a variety of levels is preferable. Candidates should be able to both contribute meaningfully to the development of overall department goals and work independently.

Candidates must bring a love of learning and of languages and cultures to the job, as well as a commitment to work hard and engage each student in their language acquisition. Most importantly, teachers must love working with teenagers as much as they love their subject, and a sense of humor is also valued.

Please email a resume, statement of teaching philosophy and references to Tim O’Rourke, Head of Upper School at torourke@sayreschool.org.

Sayre actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School is an equal opportunity employer and recruits, hires, trains, and promotes all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or age.

Advancement Associate, Office of Advancement

Sayre School is expanding its Advancement Office to include an Advancement Associate. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a five-person team involved in every aspect of the Pre K – 12 school while developing contacts, gifts, alumni, and special events. Special abilities include discretion, humor, confidentiality, flexibility and the ability to work productively in diverse circumstances.

Position responsibilities include fundraising, working with alumni affairs, parent volunteers and special events. Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 – 3 years professional experience in non-profit/education setting
  • familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other advancement database software
  • social media proficiency
  • strong people skills, problem solving, and willingness to work for the common goal of advancing the mission and vision of Sayre School

Strong written and verbal skills, accuracy and attention to detail are essential. The abilities to work as a team, to work independently and to multitask are also critical. This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a collegial working environment for a standard-setting independent school in the heart of historic downtown Lexington.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Mary C. Breeding, Director of Advancement, at mbreeding@sayreschool.org.

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.

General Information

If you would like to be considered for future teaching or administrative opportunities at Sayre, please email your résumé and cover letter to employment@sayreschool.org.
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