Employment: Teach, Learn, Grow

"One of the things I enjoy most about teaching at Eagle Hill is the opportunity to continue to grow and learn. As teachers, we are continually learning from each other. In this community, I have learned a tremendous amount from my colleagues, both veteran and new, and also in other departments, especially the speech and language department, learning new information and collaborating to make sure that the very best practices are used with our students. Professional development is a priority."

-Abby Hanrahan, Lower School Teacher

Interested in joining the Eagle Hill community? Read about open positions. and learn more about the benefits offered, below.

Open Positions

Faculty

Director of Enrollment

With the retirement of a long-serving admissions director, Eagle Hill School seeks a leader within a restructured admissions office that will sustain a successful program and carry its mission into the future. The successful candidate will have experience in a leadership role in admissions, expertise in working with students with learning differences, and a deep understanding of and commitment to helping families through the challenges of finding the right school for their child.

Candidates should be passionate in sharing the mission of the school, and comfortable analyzing psycho-educational testing reports, speaking to groups, representing the school at various fairs and conferences, and working with individual families.

In addition, the position requires an outstanding collaborator with a collegial, inclusive approach who can team effectively with the academic leaders and teachers, and the marketing, development, and business staff. The position also requires the flexibility to work effectively with a variety of students, teachers, parents, and professionals.

Eagle Hill students are bright students with language-based learning differences, ADHD, and/or executive function challenges. The school’s carefully formulated research-based curriculum helps students in reading, writing and math, as well as organizing, planning, and effective self-advocacy.

For Consideration:

  • Please upload your resume and letter of interest below.

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Head of Upper School

The Head of Upper School (approximately grades 6-8, though EHS is ungraded), in close collaboration with the Head of School and Head of Lower School, is responsible for the development and maintenance of all aspects of the educational program of Eagle Hill. This includes assessing and developing curriculum, monitoring student progress, developing and overseeing professional development and evaluation program, and hiring Upper School faculty.

Eagle Hill School is a highly collaborative school, and the Upper School Head should be a collegial leader comfortable working with veteran teachers as well as teachers just beginning their career. Experienced and skilled in working with students with learning differences, the successful candidate will have an understanding of the importance of multisensory/experiential teaching, an ability to work supportively with parents, and a knowledge of the challenges faced by our students. Eagle Hill students are bright students with language-based learning differences, ADHD, and/or executive function challenges. The school’s carefully formulated research-based curriculum helps students in reading, writing, and math, as well as organizing, planning, and effective self-advocacy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Staying abreast of cutting edge and time-tested research-based teaching techniques
  • Planning regular in-service professional development for staff, in conjunction with Head of Lower School
  • Evaluating teachers and the educational program
  • Overseeing department heads
  • Scheduling of upper school students/classes in conjunction with educational team
  • Teaching one academic period a day (as all administrators do)
  • Maintaining paperwork to support district-placed students.

Expected Credentials:

  • Advanced degree, training in special education and/or literacy.

For Consideration:

  • Please upload your resume and letter of interest below.

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Certified Special Education Teachers or Literacy Teachers

Accepting applications for qualified special education or literacy teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Applicants should upload their resume and letter of intent below.

Full-time teaching at Eagle Hill School:

  • School day is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • After 2 p.m., when the academic day ends, full-time teachers are involved in coaching, teaching an afternoon activity (i.e. cooking, drama, photography), or proctoring study halls
  • All full-time first year faculty are required to participate in dormitory supervision up to one evening per week (4 p.m.-10 p.m.) as needed
  • All full-time faculty members have a two-week winter and two-week spring break (usually, the last two weeks of March)
  • Each new full-time teacher is assigned a veteran Master Teacher as a mentor.

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FULL-TIME FACULTY BENEFITS

GRADUATE SCHOOL REIMBURSEMENT

The school reimburses graduate school coursework in a related field up to $3,000 per year.

WEEKLY IN-SERVICE PROGRAMS

Each Friday, classes are dismissed at 12:35 p.m. and faculty have an opportunity to meet together from 1:30-4 p.m. This time is used for staff development and in-service programs encompassing a wide variety of subjects. (CEU's are offered.)

MEDICAL/DENTAL BENEFITS /DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PENSION PLAN

Eagle Hill provides a comprehensive medical, dental, and defined contribution pension plan.

HOUSING

When available, there are opportunities to live in school-owned housing, both on and off campus. There is a charge for housing which is generally far below market value. Faculty who are returning for a subsequent year may retain their housing at no cost during the summer months.

SALARY

Eagle Hill offers competitive salaries based on credentials and experience.

CHILD CARE

The school reimburses up to 30% (but no more than $5,000) of the annual cost of a qualified day care facility for children five years old and younger.

Staff

Substitute School Nurses

Seeking candidates to serve as nurse substitutes on an as-needed basis. Candidates should be a licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse. We would expect the substitute nurse to be at school from 7:45-4:15. A scheduled time with our school nurse would be planned to learn the office procedures. The hourly rate would be $30 for LPNs and $40 for RNs.

Please send resume to:

Alexa Foley, A.Foley@eaglehill.org

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LEARN MORE ABOUT EAGLE HILL SCHOOL:

EAGLE HILL AT-A-GLANCE

  • Ages of students: 5-15
  • Total enrollment: 255
  • Head of School: Clay Kaufman
  • Number of Teaching Faculty: 75
  • Number of Boarding Students: Up to 35 (five days/week)
  • Student Teacher Ratios: 1:1 to 12:1
  • Founded in 1975
  • Eagle Hill is accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Education, the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, and the National Association of Independent Schools
  • The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has selected Eagle Hill as a School of Excellence eight years in a row.