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.

Summer@Sayre Program

Summer@Sayre is now hiring for the following positions: Assistant counselors and floaters for the 2021 camp season.  Our camp season begins June 7th and ends July 30th with set up beginning on June 1st. Our eight-week program 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 a negative T.B. test, complete the required on-line training, and transcript. If interested, please contact Andy Fitch, afitch@sayreschool.org, Director of Summer Programs.

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

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 Assistant

We are currently accepting applications for a part-time preschool assistant for the 2021-2022 school year.  This position is five hours a day, Monday through Friday. This is an hourly position with no benefits. Our preschool classrooms 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, diapering, 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:   August 2021

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

To learn 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.

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.

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. A desire to work with 24-36 month old children, as well as older preschoolers, would be a plus!

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. 

Lower School Para Educator

Sayre Lower School is looking for a dedicated and compassionate para educator to join our collaborative elementary team.   This person will play an important role in providing additional academic support and reinforcement to our 1st through 4th grade students as needed.   Working under the supervision of lead teachers, the para educator will work with small groups and individual students both inside the regular classroom and through a pull-out program. This role will work with multiple teachers and will require someone to have good time management, great people skills, particularly with young children, and a strong academic skillset. This is a full time position, working 7.5 hours per day.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • High school degree; associates or bachelors preferred
  • Experience working with elementary aged students
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Kindness and a sense of humor
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.

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.

Lower School Learning Specialist

Sayre School is seeking a vibrant, knowledgeable, and collaborative part-time Learning Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year. The position will work in the Lower School, focusing their time with students on math, writing, classroom accommodations, and behavior. The Lower School is highly collaborative and this person should be flexible, personable, and experienced with working with children who have diverse learning needs. 

An ideal candidate should have experience in writing support, behavior management and tracking, math support and familiarity with the Everyday  Mathematics curriculum or a similar, hands-on program. An Undergraduate or Masters in Special Education and Elementary Education are preferred. 

This position works with both the Lower School and Academic Services department. As well as, collaborating with the Lower School Reading Specialist weekly, both teams value passionate educators, a sense of humor, a willingness to try new things, and an understanding of a growth mindset. 

Essential Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide small group or individual instruction
  • Collaborate with teachers and families to help students achieve their goals
  • Develop and maintain behavioral plan
  • Benchmark math skills for Lower School students
  • Progress monitoring and data collection
  • Collaborate with outside agencies to support students needs
  • Assist in supporting a variety of students both inside and outside the classroom
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Successful Candidates will: 

  • Engage positively with a variety of students, teachers, and families
  • Have a background in Special Education
  • Commit to being flexible
  • Share in a belief that we educate the whole child 

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Jaclyn Neistat, Director of Academic Services at jneistat@sayreschool.org. Please include “Learning Specialist 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.

Upper School History Teacher

Sayre School, an independent Pre-K -12 school in Lexington, KY, is seeking a fulltime History teacher for the Upper School, grades 9-12. Teaching responsibilities include a combination of classes on different grade levels. The typical teaching load is five classes with either two or three preps. Fulltime teachers have an advisory group and perform other duties as necessary in the Upper School.  

Candidates should have a Masters degree in History or a related field of study and several years of teaching experience at the high school or college level. They should be willing 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 their ideas for incorporating technology into the classroom.

Located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, 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 welcome candidates celebrating the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs. To find out more about Sayre School please access our web site at www.sayreschool.org.

If interested in this position, please email a resume, statement of teaching philosophy and references to Tim O’Rourke, Head of Upper School at torourke@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.

Upper School Academic Specialist

Sayre School is seeking a vibrant, knowledgeable, and collaborative part-time Learning Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year. The position will work in Academic Services, focusing their time with Upper School students on their academic courses as well as executive functioning skills. The Upper School is a collaborative space with many stakeholders; therefore, this person should be flexible, personable, and experienced with working with students who have diverse learning needs.  

An ideal candidate should have experience in writing support, executive function/management, and knowledgeable in high school level coursework for English, history, and science.. An Undergraduate or Masters in Special Education and Education are preferred.  

This position works with both the Upper School and Academic Services department. As well as, collaborating with students, parents, and staff. All members and teams value passionate educators, a sense of humor, a willingness to try new things, and an understanding of a growth mindset.  

Essential Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide small group or individual instruction
  • Collaborate with teachers and families to help students achieve their goals 
  • Schedule students during mutually agreed upon times with their other teachers and their overall school schedule
  • Ability to keep up with multiple classes to ensure an understanding of what is going on in the classroom(s)
  • Collaborate with outside agencies to support students needs
  • Assist in supporting a variety of students both inside and outside the classroom
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • An understanding and working knowledge of the Google Suite is preferred

Successful Candidates will: 

  • Engage positively with a variety of students, teachers, and families
  • Have a background in Special Education 
  • Commit to being flexible 
  • Share in a belief that we educate the whole child 

 Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Jaclyn Neistat, Director of Academic Services at jneistat@sayreschool.org. Please include “ USLearning Specialist 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.

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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