Careers With Heronfield

Heronfield Academy is an independent middle school located on the New Hampshire Seacoast.  Serving approximately 90 students in grades 6 through 8, Heronfield provides an academically challenging curriculum centered on nurturing students through the core values of Honesty, Respect, Diligence, Celebration, and CaringAs a small school, each person contributes to the community in many ways and also shares the joy of the important work we do together. 

Heronfield’s teachers are dedicated to working with middle school students at this important period of academic, emotional and personal growth.  We work in partnership with our students’ families to provide an innovative and caring environment that inspires in our students a passion for learning, academic excellence and creative exploration. We encourage our students to find the best in themselves, and to make a connection with and serve their community.

Committed to the principles of equity, inclusion and social justice, Heronfield seeks to attract, retain, and support a diverse and talented workforce and invites applications for the positions provided below. Please explore our website in full to learn more about Heronfield and what makes our school a special place. All correspondence regarding openings should be addressed to careers@heronfield.org.

Heronfield Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. We adhere to ISANNE’s best practices for the hiring of faculty and staff.  Please see policy statement at the bottom of this page.

Current employment opportunities

Learning Specialist

Heronfield Academy seeks a Learning Specialist to join our community for the 2021-2022 school year.  This full-time position will support students and teachers in all aspects of the academic program.  In a given day, the candidate may work with students in executive functioning and organization, provide one-to-one academic support, and offer additional guidance with study skills and  learning accommodations.  In collaborating with colleagues, this role could include supporting and observing teachers during instructional time, coordinating academic support across subject areas, and providing ongoing faculty training. This position also includes a role as an advisor to seven or eight middle school students.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A commitment to the mission and core values of the school
  • A bachelor’s degree and training in academic and social-emotional development
  • 3-5 years experience learning support or special education
  • A passion for working with middle school students and supporting their academic and personal growth as a teacher and as an advisor
  • A strong interest in collaborating with colleagues and in ongoing professional growth
  • A deep belief in contributing to all aspects of a school community

Committed to the principles of equity, inclusion and social justice, Heronfield Academy seeks to attract, retain, and support diverse and talented community members.  Heronfield Academy is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to NAIS best practices for the hiring of faculty and staff. 

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, statement of middle school educational philosophy, and three references via email to careers@heronfield.org.

Spanish Teacher

Heronfield Academy seeks a Spanish teacher to join our community for the 2021-2022 school year.  This full-time position will be centered upon teaching two sections of each sixth and seventh grade Spanish language and culture.  Together, the two years of instruction would cover high school Spanish I and would prepare students to begin Spanish II in eighth grade.   This position includes a role as an advisor to seven or eight middle school students, as well as opportunities to contribute to the school community as a coach or a club advisor.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A commitment to the mission and core values of the school
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Spanish or Education (?)
  • Strong written and verbal fluency in Spanish
  • Experience in teaching and working with young people
  • A passion for working with middle school students and supporting their academic and personal growth as a teacher and as an advisor
  • A strong interest in collaborating with colleagues and in ongoing professional growth.

Committed to the principles of equity, inclusion and social justice, Heronfield Academy seeks to attract, retain, and support diverse and talented community members.  Heronfield Academy is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to NAIS best practices for the hiring of faculty and staff. 

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, statement of middle school educational philosophy, and three references via email to careers@heronfield.org.

Substitute Teacher

Heronfield Academy seeks substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year. Substitute teachers will be needed for all subjects. Interested candidates should send a resume to careers@heronfield.org or use the form below. No phone calls please.

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    ISANNE Employment Best Practices

    We adhere to ISANNE’s best practices for the hiring of faculty and staff:

    • A school will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or other protected status in the administration of its hiring practices. *
    • A school will not take any action intended to encourage an employee of another school, whether a member of ISANNE or not, to break a contract.
    • A school will ascertain whether the candidate is under contract at another school.
    • A school will recognize the right of an employee to visit and consider employment in another school without notifying the employee’s present school. A school will also recognize and respect the right of another school to hold discussions about the possibilities of employment without notifying the present school.  In both cases, it is understood that the period of employment under consideration does not coincide with a period to which the employee is already committed by contract.
    • Prior to entering into an employment contract with an employee of another ISANNE school, the school head will notify the head of the employee’s present school and will also direct the employee to do so.
    • A school head will not stand in the way of an employee who wishes to move to another school after the employee has fulfilled all contractual obligations.

    Adapted from The Association of Independent Maryland Schools Code of Ethics

    (*) Adapted from The National Association of Independent Schools “Principles of Good Practice” (http://www.nais.org/Articles/Pages/Principles-of-Good-Practice.aspx)