K-3 Elementary Teacher

Palm Beach Day Academy seeks a talented and energetic full-time teacher to begin on our Lower Campus in August 2020. Established in 1921, PBDA is an independent, coeducational school serving 410 students from age 2 to Grade 9, on two campuses. The Lower Campus teaches students from two years old through Grade 3.

The successful candidate will plan and implement the curriculum using a variety of teaching approaches within a co-teaching model. Knowledge of Teachers College Readers and Writers Workshop and a strong phonics background is essential. The candidate must be able to incorporate project-based learning that is student-driven. They should use a Responsive classroom approach to running morning meetings and addressing the social and emotional needs of students. Flexibility, creativity, a sense of humor, and a strong work ethic, as well as enthusiasm for being a committed team member, are all critically important. Teams of teachers work collaboratively to meet each student’s needs in the best manner possible. 

All applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the Elementary level is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as comfort with integrating technology into the curriculum, is essential. 

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and at least to references to Martha Bjorklund, Head of Lower Campus at PBDA (mbjorklund@pbday.org).

About PBDA

Palm Beach Day Academy, established in 1921, is an independent co-educational school, serving over four hundred students from Pre-Primary (2-year-olds) to Grade 9. The school has two campuses with nearly one hundred faculty members. The Lower Campus overlooks the water in West Palm Beach, and the Upper Campus is located on the island of Palm Beach and just one block from the Atlantic Ocean. Palm Beach Day Academy prides itself on its strong sense of community. Teachers and families work as a team, which allows the teachers to foster a learning-rich environment and focus on developing the whole child. The foundation of Palm Beach Day Academy’s program is the education of our students in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character. At all levels, our students are, as our mission states, challenged to excel, empowered to act, and prepared to lead.