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  • Lower School STEM Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is currently seeking a dynamic Lower School STEM Teacher for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

    Responsibilities

    This individual will work collaboratively with the Lower School STEM team and the Director of STEM Education to enhance the curriculum and provide rich experiential opportunities for students. This work will include:
    • Partnering with the STEM team to re-envision the existing science and technology curricula to promote student-centered pedagogy and align with the Next-Generation Science Standards
    • Collaborating with General Studies and/or Judaic Studies to integrate STEM education across the upper elementary grades
    • Creating lunchtime and/or after-school STEM enrichment opportunities for students

    Qualifications

    • At least 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • Degree in elementary education
    • Relevant STEM experience with elementary school students
    • M.A. and/or certification preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Job Categories

    • In Class teacher
    • Lower School
    • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

    Contact Information

    Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org

    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • Physical Education Teacher

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 
    Golda Och Academy Lower School (Grades Pre-K through 5) is seeking a physical education teacher who specializes in elementary school. Candidates should have prior experience working with young children, enthusiastic, team-oriented approach, and expertise in early childhood and elementary aged classroom management. The physical education teacher is responsible for teaching physical activity and movement skills as well as healthy living. 
     
    Specific responsibilities include:
    • leading PE activities and supervising groups of students in PE classes
    • creating a warm and caring classroom community
    • creating a learning space that is differentiated, engaging and responsive 
    • identifying and responding to individual students’ social and emotional needs 
    • building a knowledge bank of sports and games for students to play at recess
    • providing an inclusive curriculum to help students achieve a personal level of physical fitness
    • using a variety of teaching strategies to engage students in learning sports and games
    • communicating with parents as needed
    • participating in reflection and coaching activities
    • working collaboratively with other staff members to plan curriculum and to build positive school culture.
    • performing other duties as directed
     
    The qualified candidate will have: 
    • a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years teaching experience; ideally an M.A. and/or appropriate certification
    • experience in an independent school setting
    • the ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated staff and involved
    • strong interpersonal skills
    • strong time management and organizational skills
     
    Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org with “Physical Education” in the subject line.
     
  • General Studies Teacher Assistant

    About Golda Och Academy
    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a General Studies Teacher Assistant at the Lower School campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Responsibilities
    Strong candidates will be certified and have demonstrated success in teaching elementary aged students.  Candidates should possess excellent communication, organization and classroom management skills, and be collaborative and team- oriented.  A commitment to customer service and parent partnership is expected. Experience integrating technology in the classroom along with the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners is required.

    Qualifications
    •     At least three years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    •     M.A. and/or certification preferred
    •     Computer proficient
    •     Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    •     Strong classroom management skills
    •     Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
    •     Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
    •     Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org.
  • Hebrew/Judaic Studies Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy
    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Hebrew/Judaic Studies teacher at the Lower School campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Responsibilities
    Candidates should have experience and demonstrate a passion for elementary school education. Qualified candidates will be masterful educators, adept at teaching Hebrew as a second language, exhibit a deep knowledge of Hebrew language and culture, have experience in differentiating instruction, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

    Qualifications
    •     Fluent in Hebrew
    •     Experience in teaching Hebrew language
    •     Experience with TaL Am preferred
    •     Computer Proficient
    •     Familiar with Day School education procedures
    •     Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    •     Bachelor’s degree required
    •     Teaching credentials from an accredited institution (North America or Israel) preferred
    •     Strong classroom management skills
    •     Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
    •     Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
    •     Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to jobs@goldaochacademy.org
  • Aftercare Position

    We are currently seeking someone to provide Aftercare on Wednesdays from 3:15-6:00 in the Lower School.
     
    The Aftercare teacher would be responsible for helping with homework, general supervision of students in the classroom and on the playground/gym. Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed. 
     
    If you are interested please email jmccormick-anesh@goldaochacademy.org or call 973-232-8749
  • Hebrew/Judaic Studies Long Term and Short Term Substitute Teachers

    The Golda Och Academy Lower School Campus is seeking certified Hebrew and Judaic Studies long term and short term substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Applicants must be fluent in Hebrew, computer proficient and familiar with Day School education procedures. Experience with Tal Am preferred.  Applicants should be collaborative, creative, engaging, experienced and committed to differentiated instruction.  This position requires attendance on campus Monday – Friday.  Interested candidates should e-mail Tova Silberman at lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org

Upper School Campus

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  • High School Mathematics Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 525 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a High School Mathematics teacher to teach a range of math courses at the Upper School campus for the 2021-22 school year. 

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in teaching high school classes, the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school community. Candidates should have experience integrating technology in the classroom and the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners.

    Qualifications

    • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • M.A. and/or certification preferred
    • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States required
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    • Strong classroom management skills
    • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues

    To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org


    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
     
  • Middle and High School Biology Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 525 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for an Upper School Life Sciences teacher to teach a range of middle and high school life science and general science courses at the Upper School campus for the 2021-22 school year. 

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in teaching middle and high school classes, the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school community. Candidates should have experience integrating technology in the classroom and the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners.

    Qualifications

    • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • M.A. and/or certification preferred
    • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States required
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    • Strong classroom management skills
    • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues

    To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to 


    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • Soccer Coach

    Golda Och Academy is in need of a boys varsity soccer coach for the upcoming fall season. If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume to dkozar@goldaochacademy.org
  • Upper School Admissions Administrative Support

    About Golda Och Academy
    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses - one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School - based about two miles apart in West Orange. We serve approximately 550 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.  

    Position
    Golda Och Academy’s Admissions team is searching for a new team member to provide Administrative Support to our Upper School Admissions office for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate possesses the right mix of professionalism and warmth, is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and has a strong sense of teamwork.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Coordinate/schedule/Interface with prospective Upper School families 
    • Navigate school database system (School Admin)
    • Maintain Upper School Admissions files
    • Receptionist for Admissions phone number
    • Provide General Upper School Admissions Administrative support 
      • Assist in coordinating Upper School prospective student screenings and interviews     
      • Schedule Upper School prospective family tours 
      • Assist Director with family follow-up
      • Assist Director in planning and conducting US Open Houses and other recruitment/retention events 
    • Support Upper School main office with general administrative support and customer service for students, families, and visitors.  This may include greeting visitors, answering the main office phone line, distributing mail, and assisting the Manager of Operations with various projects.

    Contact Information
    Interested parties can submit their resume and cover letter to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org.

Both Campuses

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Professional Development

Golda Och Academy is fortunate to be a part of The Greater MetroWest Quest for Teaching Excellence Grant, which invested $1 million over the last four years in four local area Jewish Day Schools. Each of our schools received a portion of these funds for professional development opportunities, in-service learning, workshops and conferences. The goal is to help each teacher grow professionally while improving student achievement.
  • Teaching Excellence at Golda Och Academy Summer 2019
    This was another summer that was filled with professional development opportunities for our dedicated Golda Och Academy faculty and staff. As you will see from the list of descriptions, there was a wide variety of experiences both in the topics and types of workshops that were attended, which ranged from webinars to workshops to multiple-day conferences. The administration and staff are grateful for the generous support of the MetroWest Quest for Teaching Excellence Grant, the Peter J. Herzberg Memorial Teachers Grant Fund, The Gottesman Fund STEM Innovation grant, and the West Orange Board of Education, all of which provided funding for these professional development experiences.

    We value this investment of time given by our teachers and staff and know that they are already implementing new ideas and programs in their work. In addition to their own professional growth, the beneficiaries are our students at Golda Och Academy. We look forward to sending updates over the course of the year about our exciting professional development initiatives.

Deans of Faculty

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  • Photo of Tammy Anagnostis

    Tammy Anagnostis 

    Dean of Faculty, Lower School
  • Photo of Flora Musleah

    Flora Musleah 

    Dean of Faculty, Judaic Studies Faculty, Upper School
    973-602-3657
"I attended the National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA) Convention in Boston, MA. I took many classes during the convention and attended a committee meeting of the Preschool-Elementary Science Teaching Committee, to which I was appointed a three-year term. My classes focused mainly on simple machines and engineering. I learned about digital notebooking for First Grade, and I used what I learned to shape the insect report for first grade. I also learned how to make three kinds of spectroscopes, and we will engineer those next year during third grade."

-Becky Kurson, Lower School Science Teacher
"I observed a number of teachers this year in both Judaic and General Studies. When observing one teacher, I felt lifted and energized after being with her for just a few periods. She knows how to integrate Hebrew, the SmartBoard was used effectively, there were activities set up for those who completed assignments early, and "next steps" were always stated to the children. I really admired the way this teacher encourages whole child learning, always caring, reassuring and present. I found great value in my experience observing two other teachers in a different grade as well. I loved seeing the quiet excitement in their classroom along with consistent positive language. It was helpful to see how these teachers organized a lesson and what strategies they used for the children to learn in a variety of spaces as well as modalities."

-Alexis Gruber, Pre-K