Lower School Technology Coordinator – Leave Replacement
Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.
We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.
We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world. ~The Park School Mission
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 820 students from
Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools,
The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today,
as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and
emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline,
confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge.
At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages
questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school
philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they
mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
The Park School seeks a Lower School Technology teacher for grades K-5. This position runs from early to late fall.
The Technology Coordinator is responsible for promoting tools, mindsets, and best practices to all members of the Lower School community. In addition to teaching weekly technology courses, the Technology Coordinator supports and integrates technology throughout the Lower School. As a member of the Technology Committee, this person meets regularly with members of other divisions and departments to consider K-12 curriculum, support and initiatives. It is the goal of the Coordinator to assist students and colleagues in effectively considering and utilizing technology in and out of classrooms, with an eye towards growth and progress.
Park’s Lower School is committed to progressive principles of education. Respect for children
and confidence in their natural capacity to learn-and to enjoy learning- are key. The program at
all grade levels centers on experiential learning within an integrated curriculum. Our approach
emphasizes open-ended inquiry and problem solving, collaborative projects, and exposure to a
wide range of learning activities and materials, anchored by a focus on essential understandings
and attention to basic skills.
- Orientation to progressive teaching, with emphasis compatible with the school’s
- B.A./B.S. minimum; M.A./M.S. preferred
- Knowledge of child development and experience teaching elementary age
- Knowledge of computer science pedagogy and curriculum
- Demonstrated interest in curriculum development, assessment, and differentiated
- Strong interpersonal skills needed to work collaboratively with other faculty and
- Flexibility, strong organization, sense of humor
- Demonstrated experience in cultural competency work.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading area independent
schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone
calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of interest, personal statement, resume and list of references via email or US mail.
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone (410) 339-4159
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