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From its founding by Mary Vardrine McBee in 1909, Ashley Hall has remained faithful to its original mission: To produce educated women who are independent, ethically responsible, and prepared to meet the challenges of society with confidence. This mission is realized in everything we do, from campus traditions to our innovative curricula and teaching philosophy.

It inspires both faculty and students to engage in a vitally enriching educational community. From boys 2 years to 5 years and girls 2 years to twelfth grade, our curricula, instructional methods, co-curricular programs, and facilities are designed to foster in all of our students, at every stage of their development, those qualities of mind and character implicit in our mission statement.

Job Title: Lower School Lead Teacher (Grades K-4)

Reports to: Lower School Division Director

Role Duration: Faculty 10 months, full time beginning August 2024

Job Description

Ashley Hall School seeks applicants for Lead Teacher positions in Lower School. Applications

will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Personal Attributes

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional and experienced lower school educator with a deep commitment to making a significant difference in the lives of our students. The successful candidate possesses the requisite skills to make learning joyful and meaningful for students, bringing creativity and dynamism to the classroom and beyond, while embracing the school’s mission, hallmarks, and strategic priorities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement curriculum and instruction in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

  • Collaborate with colleagues within the Lower School division and throughout the school as a whole, sharing responsibilities for curriculum development and divisional priorities.

  • Design and implement inquiry-based project learning experiences, guided by student interests.

  • Implement classroom instruction that includes whole group, small group, and individualized instruction.

  • Prepare assignments for students, review and provide feedback and/or grades.

  • Provide timely and targeted conversations with parents as needed to support the academic, social, and emotional needs of students and to foster strong parent/school partnerships.

  • Communicate clearly and work well with parents and colleagues.

As a lead teacher other duties include:

  • Assisting at car-pool (drop off and pick up of students), lunch and recess duty.

  • Professional development as it relates to curriculum development, health and safety of students.

  • All other duties as assigned by the division director.

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field.

  • Teaching experience using a student-centered approach to include blended learning strategies and individualized instruction.


  • Master’s Degree.

  • Experience in independent schools.

  • Experience teaching in an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme or have training in IB methodology.

  • Experience with Units of Study in Reading and Writing (Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project), EveryDay Math, Responsive Classroom.

  • Have experience in and a commitment to differentiated learning and a strong pedagogical approach to supporting diverse learners.

  • A commitment to a culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy to engage and honor all learners and embrace diverse perspectives.

Ashley Hall offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.


Interested candidates can send their cover letter, resume and list of references to Lynsey Barrows, Director of Human Resources, at - Please include REF: - Application for Position as MYP Coordinator in the subject line of your email.


Ashley Hall is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.


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