Immediate Kindergarten Teacher Position

Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, announces a search for a Kindergarten teacher for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year and moving forward. Kentucky Avenue seeks to hire a creative, innovative and experienced elementary educator with a commitment to experiential learning. KAS values the integration of social and emotional learning with academics, and is dedicated to providing highly differentiated curriculum in a warm, inclusive school climate. Additionally, Kentucky Avenue School embraces the Maker Movement in education, and the Responsive Classroom approach.


  • Teach reading, writer’s workshop, mathematics, science, social studies and physical education 
  • Integrate creativity, arts, and making into the classroom
  • Create and deliver curriculum aligned with the school’s mission
  • Differentiate instruction for learners with a wide variety of academic, social and behavioral needs
  • Communicate and collaborate successfully with other faculty and staff members
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents 
  • Continue to grow as a professional through professional development and continuing study


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • PA Elementary/Early Childhood Certification or Private Academic Certification 
  • Experience teaching in an early childhood or elementary classroom
  • An educational philosophy that aligns with that of our school
  • Excellent written and verbal  communication skills over multiple platforms
  • PA Act 151, Act 34  and  FBI Criminal History Record Clearances

Preferred Qualities:

  • Responsive Classroom experience
  • An enthusiasm for learning and an open-minded, creative outlook
  • Experience with cross-curricular, project based learning
  • Experience with differentiated instruction
  • Experience with and passion for the Maker Movement in education, the Reggio Emilia Approach, Social Constructivism and related educational theories/practices
  • Writer’s Workshop experience
  • A joy for all things educational

Please send resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to:

Ellen McConnell Sanderson

Kentucky Avenue School

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