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Our Mission

Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County is a warm, inclusive Jewish Day School that educates children from Early Childhood through Eighth Grade with a vigorous dual curriculum in General and Judaic studies.

We inspire our students to be engaged, independent learners who embrace Jewish values and practices and strive with confidence and compassion to better the world.

Career Opportunities

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  • Early Childhood Teacher

    The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County is looking for an Early Childhood Kindergarten Teacher to work in a collaborative, dual curriculum, Reggio Emilia inspired Kindergarten classroom. The Kindergarten grade functions as a community. We are looking for a teacher who enjoys working with a team of other Early Childhood experts and wants to bring their expertise and experiences to share with their colleagues.

    The position is for a one year leave coverage beginning August 2022 through June 2023, with the potential for a long term hire at the end of the year.

    A Solomon Schechter Kindergarten teacher is:
    • An energetic, warm, creative, and skillful individual who is happy to work in a collaborative teaching environment with co-lead teachers.
    • The ideal candidate would have a strong understanding of childhood development.
    • Background and ability to teach both Judaic and General studies.
    • Committed to child-led experiential learning.
    Responsibilities include:
    • Collaborating with co-teachers to develop and implement emergent curricula.
    • Communicating with parents and colleagues.
    • Participating in professional development.
    • Conducting Parent-Teacher conferences.
    • Creating a classroom environment that embodies our school's values.
    Requirements include: a bachelor’s or master’s degree in early childhood education or early childhood special education, basic Hebrew language skills, previous classroom experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Application Instructions:
    Please submit resume and cover letter to Gena Khelemsky, Director of Early Childhood, gkhelemsky@ssdsbergen.org. Please indicate "Early Childhood Teacher" in the subject line.
  • Learning Specialist (Special Education Teacher) Grades 1-4

    Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County is a warm, inclusive Jewish Day School that educates children from Early Childhood through Eighth Grade with a vigorous dual curriculum in General and Judaic studies. We inspire our students to be engaged, independent learners who embrace Jewish values and practices and strive with confidence and compassion to better the world.
     
    We are seeking a highly qualified, passionate, General Studies Learning Specialist (special education teacher) to work in collaboration with a dynamic team of teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. The Learning Specialist will create and implement innovative instructional experiences for students who have been identified as needing academic support. Candidate will be a role model who can help foster our students’ personal and academic growth, implement a variety of instructional strategies, and who has familiarity with the latest educational models to enhance student learning for the 21st century. We are specifically seeking a teacher with an expertise in multi-sensory approaches to teaching reading and/or mathematics. 
     
    The idea candidate:
    • Has a Master’s level or high degree in Special Education, Math Education, Childhood Education, and or Literacy
    • Has at least 3 years of experience as a classroom teacher, learning specialist/interventionist, and or special education teacher
    • A deep understanding of effective literacy and mathematics instruction
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • An understanding of child development and how social emotional factors impact learning
    • An understanding of child development and how social emotional factors impact learning

    The Learning Specialist will:
    • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order for all students to have access to the grade level curriculum
    • Support the implementation of Illustrative Mathematics in grades 1-4
    • Partner with classroom teachers to create plans of support for identified students
    • Challenge students to become active independent learners and encourage each child's curiosity and creativity.
    • Foster respect for others, a commitment to values, and tikkun olam (repairing the world)
    • Engage in a cycle of assessment to instruction by planning for formative assessments that provide students with multiple options for demonstrating their learning
    • Maintain accurate and consistent records of evidence of students learning  
    • Communicate regularly with parents through conferences, email, and phone calls to discuss students' progress, sharing successes and working in partnership to enhance student development.
    • Engage with the Director of Student Learning and the Student Learning Team to continuously learn and grow as a practitioner
    Candidates should send a resume, cover letter and references to Liav Shapiro, Director of Student Learning, at lshapiro@ssdsbergen.org with Learning Specialist Position in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
  • Lower School General Studies Teacher

    The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (Schechter Bergen) is seeking highly qualified, full-time Lower School General Studies Teachers to work in a collaborative, warm, academic environment for the 2022-23 school year. Candidate will be a role model who can help foster our students’ personal and academic growth, implement a variety of instructional strategies, and who has familiarity with the latest educational models to enhance student learning for the 21st century.

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Teach as a member of a collaborative co-teaching team across two grade levels (1st/2nd or 3rd/4th).
    • Collaborate effectively with a teacher team to plan, implement and teach two grades, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
    • Teach multiple curricula in language arts, social studies and mathematics.
    • Participate in the development of instructional materials to meet the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners.
    • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order for all students to have access to the grade level curriculum.
    • Challenge students to become active independent learners and encourage each child's curiosity and creativity.
    • Foster respect for others, a commitment to values and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
    • Engage in a cycle of assessment to instruction by planning for formative assessments that provide students with multiple options for demonstrating their learning.
    • Maintain accurate and consistent records of evidence of students learning.
    • Communicate regularly with parents through newsletters, conferences, email and phone calls to discuss students' progress, sharing successes and working in partnership to enhance student development.
    • Establish and maintain age appropriate routines and structures that promote student independence, collaboration and a positive learning environment.
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues, both in and out of the classroom, as part of a learning community.

    The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s or master’s degree in elementary education or special education, at least three years of experience in the classroom, a deep understanding of effective literacy and mathematics instruction, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with Illustrative Mathematics and the Science of Reading is a plus.

    Application Instructions:
    Candidates should send a resume, cover letter and references to Lauren Goldman-Brown, Principal, Early Childhood, 1-2 & 3-4 Kehillot, at lgoldman-brown@ssdsbergen.org. Lower School General Studies Teacher in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
  • Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher

    Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County is a warm, inclusive Jewish Day School that educates children from Early Childhood through Eighth Grade with a vigorous dual curriculum in General and Judaic studies. We inspire our students to be engaged, independent learners who embrace Jewish values and practices and strive with confidence and compassion to better the world.

    The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) is seeking a high-energy full-time Middle School Judaic Studies Text and Rabbinics teacher to work in a dynamic, creative collaborative, warm, academic environment for the 2022-2023 school year. We are in search of a candidate who will serve as a member of our faculty tefillah team and participate in Jewish life programs in the Middle School that will motivate and unite students to become a kehillah. We are seeking an inspiring role model who can help foster our students’ personal and academic growth, implement a variety of instructional strategies such as student-based inquiry, group discussion, and can utilize 21st century technology to enhance student learning.

    Responsibilities:
    • Teach Humash, Tanakh and Mishnah.
    • Develop engaging, differentiated unit plans and instructional materials that provide for whole class, small group, and individualized learning.
    • Achieve a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom by establishing and maintaining high standards of student behavior.
    • Work with the School Rabbi and the Merakez Tefilah on providing an egalitarian tefillah experience that both engages students in “tefillah literacy” and inspires and provides connections for the students to God and Jewish prayer.
    • Implement a variety of instructional strategies such as student-based inquiry, group discussion, and project-based learning.
    • Utilize technology to enhance student learning.
    • Challenge students to become active independent learners and encourage curiosity and creativity.
    • Foster respect for others, a commitment to Jewish values, and Tikkun Olam.
    • Assess students' academic and social growth through both formative and summative assessments, maintain records, and modify instruction to promote student growth and learning.
    • Communicate regularly with parents through newsletters, email, conferences, and phone calls to discuss students' progress, sharing successes and working in partnership to enhance student development.
    • Serve as an inspiring role model in fostering students’ personal and academic growth, and as a part of our faculty’s learning community.
    • Knowledge of Torah Trope preferred Candidates should send a resume, cover letter and references to Ricky Stamler-Goldberg, Director of Education and Judaic Studies at rgoldberg@ssdsbergen.org, Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
  • Middle School Language Arts (English) Teacher

    Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS), a coed, Jewish independent school serving students in preschool through eighth grade in New Milford, NJ, seeks a passionate and innovative Middle School Language Arts teacher for a full-time position beginning in the fall of 2022. Schechter Bergen cares deeply about our students at an individual level; promotes teacher collaboration on curriculum and instruction; and encourages active participation by teachers in the greater school community.  

    Responsibilities include teaching a full-time class load as part of a strong, collaborative team dedicated to integration of curriculum across grades and divisions. Additionally, all middle school teachers are expected to serve as an advisor to a select group of students as part of our middle school advisory program, which focuses on social-emotional learning, as well as student skills. In addition to their curriculum, middle school teachers monitor the social and emotional health of students; enforce community expectations both in and out of the classroom; and assess and communicate with the school and parents about student progress through team meetings, conferencing and report cards.

    The successful candidate will be a highly organized, experienced, and dedicated teacher who thoroughly enjoys working with middle school students and families, has strong written and oral communication skills, a commitment to professional development, and proven success working collaboratively.

    Candidates should send a resume, cover letter, references and teaching statement to Jennifer Coxe, Middle School Principal, at jcoxe@ssdsbergen.org. No phone calls, please.
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