Ashbrook Independent School ( learn more )

Corvallis, OR ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3263642
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 22, 2020

Job Description

About the School


Ashbrook Independent School is a secular, private, coeducational institution whose mission is to “Challenge and Nurture Academically Capable Students”. The school includes a preschool, an elementary school, and a middle school. 

Ashbrook Independent School believes that educational excellence occurs when a combination of outstanding teachers, a clearly-defined curriculum with an emphasis on the arts and sciences, small classes, motivated students, and a well- equipped learning environment co-exist. When these factors are in place, students learn not only the joy of discovery, but also traditional values such as courtesy, enterprise, self mastery, and the importance of personal responsibility. Our programs support the Jeffersonian ideal of free citizens interacting voluntarily for the common good. Our hope is that in habits of mind an Ashbrook graduate will be ready for the twenty-first century: open-minded and curious, yet able to evaluate ideas critically.


Ashbrook’s educators continue to nourish children’s joy of discovery and passion for learning and to provide for all children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and moral growth.  Specifically for younger children, it is important to give special attention to the mastery of those basic skills and concepts that are the foundation of all future learning. As children grow older, they enter a period in their educational experience where they experience a variety of significant changes, both individually and collectively. The range of academic ability and physical and emotional development becomes wide.


For additional information on the history of Ashbrook and its programs, please go to our website at www.ashbrookschool.org.


Job Summary


Ashbrook Independent School is seeking an enthusiastic, caring, and creative 5th Grade Teacher.  The teacher will promote the School’s Mission and function under the direction of the Principal as a contributing member of the overall school community.  


An Ashbrook Educator will:

  • Be passionate about working with students of this particular age group.
  • Know the appropriate knowledge and skills regarding developmental characteristics and needs of the specific age group with whom they work.
  • Create a safe and secure environment in which students grow in both autonomy and the ability to work and play together, including providing specific programs that establish a bias-free environment inclusive for all, which focuses on eliminating cliques and establishing a climate where bullying is unacceptable.  
  • Design and implement programs that actively engage students in making connections, solving problems, and thinking independently.
  • Teach to a variety of learning styles and intelligences and assess learning in a variety of ways, including teaching to growing intellectual and social abilities of students as they mature and move up through the school.  
  • Employ a wide range of pedagogical techniques and assessment strategies to ensure all students are successfully challenged.
  • Understand children’s patterns of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in order to support each child’s emerging identity, to respect and provide for each student’s voice, and to build a relationship with each student in which that student feels understood, nurtured, and challenged.
  • Defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community and create an environment that fosters respect, understanding, and acceptance of differences.
  • Work to create a relationship with parents that facilitates the exchange of information necessary to ensure the child’s progress including recognizing the implications of significant changes in children as they grow older.  It is important that parents and teachers interact, especially in programs that address issues affecting student development.
  • Help students learn to make responsible choices and understand the consequences of their actions.
  • Create age-appropriate opportunities for children to develop a sense of belonging and to become increasingly responsible for the many communities in which they live as well as their role in an interconnected and global society.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


The 5th Grade Teacher will carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the job title and as listed in this job description.  

  • Plan flexible learning opportunities and curriculum to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for further education.
  • Create and maintain a positive and caring classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth to motivate students to become lifelong learners; Supervise and ensure the safety and health of children in the classroom.
  • Collaborate with staff within the lower school and middle school programs as well as other staff throughout the school.
  • Communicate proactively and positively with parents.
  • Arrive to work and designated school functions on time and maintain regular job attendance.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in elementary education.
  • Professional teacher licensure in good standing and that is transferable to the State of Oregon.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and curriculum designed to promote learning for upper elementary students, specifically 5th grade.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to use current instructional technology.
  • PREFERRED: A minimum of two years of successful teaching experience as an upper elementary teacher.


Salary will be determined by experience and degree level in accordance with the current salary schedule.



Your application should include a current resume, cover letter, and professional references.

The position is open until filled.

The cover letter should clearly articulate how you meet the qualifications of the position. Ashbrook Independent School is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, family medical history, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status protected by law.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Contact Information

    • Kristina Wonderly
    • 4045 SW Research Way
    • Corvallis, Oregon 97333
    • Phone: 541-766-8313
    • Fax: 5417661066
    • Email: click here

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