Working at Pike

The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, is an independent day school of 440 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Nine. The Pike School community represents culturally and socio-economically diverse families from 38 communities. Pike seeks candidates who possess skills in multicultural teaching and leadership practices and a dedication to working in a diverse community. Candidates must also have demonstrated a commitment to collaboration and lifelong learning, as well as an expertise in best practices in elementary education. Pike faculty and staff are an integral part of the Pike community who inspire our students to become independent thinkers and responsible citizens.

To apply for a position listed below, please fill out the online application by clicking on the apply button below the job description.

Lower School Reading Specialist

The focus of the reading specialist is to determine the needs of and provide instruction to Lower School students who face challenges in learning to read. After assessing students' strengths and areas of need, the specialist directly teaches individuals and small groups and prescribes instruction for the regular classroom.

The reading specialist will work directly and effectively with children in grades Pre-K to 2 in a variety of settings. This may be within a heterogeneous reading group, in a small group of struggling readers, in a one-on-one intervention setting, or in support of a whole class to enhance their overall reading program.

This specialist will also work directly and collaboratively with grade level teaching teams in team meetings, child study meetings, as a one-on-one coach, with the Lower/Middle School literacy coach, and as a leader in professional development about reading. Additionally, the reading specialist will provide insight and develop strategies for reading curricula and practices on a systemic level across the division or in concert with other divisions.

Requirements in Education/Experience:

Candidates will have a B.A., an M.A. with a concentration in reading education, previous experience as a reading specialist, a valid teaching certification, and previous elementary teaching experience. Training in one or more specific instructional approaches (e.g., Orton Gillingham, Lindamood Bell, Fountas & Pinnell, Reading/Writing Workshop) is preferred.

Additional skills, experience or characteristics desired:

•successful practitioner of differentiated instruction and Professional Learning Community (PLC) practices preferred

•understanding of the unique challenges and best practices with ELL/DLL/multicultural populations

•knowledge of media literacy and use of technology with students and faculty

•experience and/or collaboration with Learning Specialist/SPED departments in reading

•self-motivated, reflective

•connects well with children, collaborates well with adults

•experience working as a resource to parents

More specific responsibilities:

•has knowledge of and experience teaching the foundations of reading processes and instruction

•uses multiple approaches to teaching reading and speaking and listening skills to grades Pre-K to Gr. 2, grounded in theory and integrating traditional and digital texts and other media

•uses a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction

•provides intensive instruction to struggling readers, either within or outside the students’ classrooms, including but not limited to teaching regularly scheduled reading classes for each grade level

•works cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty and administration in determining the best approaches to reading instruction and practices to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners

•develop, provide and/or lead effective professional development for teachers including the additional support needed to implement various instructional programs and practices, both in large groups, grade level teams, and through one-on-one coaching

Candidates should submit a resume, at least two letters of reference, and a personal statement that addresses how your experience meets the expectations of the position as stated above. Submit information to


Raiser's Edge Gift & Data Processor

Temporary, October 1-December 16, 2017, 6-8 hours/week
Hourly rate commensurate with experience

Reporting to the Advancement Director at Pike School and working closely with the Annual Fund Director, the Gift and Data processor is responsible for gift entry, donor updates, routine import and export of data, report and letter generation.

• Minimum two-three years of experience in Raiser’s Edge

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly in Excel and an ability to perform mail-merge functions

• Extremely organized and detail oriented and able to keep accurate records

• Ability to work successfully in a team environment

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to:


Part-Time Assistant Instructional Librarian

The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, is seeking a part-time Assistant Instructional Librarian to join a vibrant Library Department, serving students in grades Pre-K - 9, faculty, and families.


  • preparing and teaching classes ranging from PreK - 5th grade;
  • staffing the circulation desk;
  • maintaining circulation, and materials records using Alexandria library software;
  • assisting students and faculty with ready reference, online resources, and literature recommendations;
  • creating promotional displays and materials such as thematic reading lists.

Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be committed to multiculturalism and to the role of school libraries in education and will have the following qualifications:

  • ability to work effectively with elementary/middle school students and faculty;
  • competence with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Education; and library management software;
  • familiarity with using iPads and Chromebooks in an educational setting;
  • minimum 2 years experience in a school library, including collection management and instructional experience;
  • flexibility in hours/days available
  • some graduate-level coursework in library science, library media studies, or children’s literature.

This academic year position is approximately 16 hours per week, ideal for part-time professionals or graduate students.

Please click “apply” below to send us your resume, cover letter and references.


Substitute Teachers

Are you looking to be a part of an educational setting, working with children? We are an independent, PK–9, elementary day school seeking substitute teachers. Bachelor's degree and some experience teaching or working with elementary age students are strongly preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a history of punctuality, responsibility and flexibility.

Substitutes could be asked to teach full or half days in regular or specialists' classrooms (indicate if preference). They are expected to provide instruction and implementation of lesson plans, manage the classroom, and ensure student learning.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to:


Collaborative Teacher Training Program

Are you interested in becoming an elementary teacher? Click here to learn more about our M.Ed. Program in elementary education with Lesley University.

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It is the policy of The Pike School to maintain a school environment that is free from discrimination and to conduct its educational practices, admissions program, financial aid policies, hiring and other school administrative programs on the basis of an individual's qualifications and abilities. The Pike School does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability or any other classification protected by law.

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