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Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre-K/12, secular, college preparatory school. CDS enrolls approximately 655 students across four divisions: Lower School (Pre-K/5), Key School (2-8, for students with language learning differences), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12). 

Working at Carolina Day School means being part of a strong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators and administrative staff. 

At Carolina Day, we are committed to building a faculty, student body, and school culture which reflect the diversity of the greater world around us. Diversity adds quality to our community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives and a respect for others. 

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Key School Lower School Teacher
Lower School Assistant Teacher

Upper School Math and/or Science
Academic After-School Teachers

 Key School Lower School Teacher

Key School, our division for students with language-learning differences, seeks a full-time teacher who is committed to life-long learning and embraces a variety of professional development opportunities.

This teaching position includes: Two multisensory math classes, and one core science or social studies class with a focus on reading comprehension and written expression.

We are looking for candidates who posses the following:

  • A college degree in elementary education, middle school education, and/or special education
  • 5-10+ years teaching experience with elementary-age students or Key School experience
  • Experience working with students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and/or ADHD
  • Knowledge in the following areas:
    • Training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to multisensory language therapy; 3-5+ years of experience in multisensory teaching and/ or multisensory math
    • Knowledge of grammar, reading comprehension strategies, and writing instruction
    • Knowledge of teaching foundations of math
    • Strong positive classroom management skills
    • Strong computer skills  (Google applications are particularly helpful)
    • Strong report writing skills [ability to write informative (diagnostic and prescriptive) student reports]
    • Strong interest in social studies
    • ***For the math position – a minimum of 3-5+ years experience teaching mathematics or Key School experience; familiarity with teaching the concrete, representational, and abstract components of math
  • Interpersonal skills:
    • Ability to establish an effective rapport with students, parents and the Key School faculty (and faculty members in other divisions of Carolina Day School)
    • Ability to “read” students and to diagnose / prescribe educational interventions
    • Ability to teach appropriate study skills (independent learning skills) and demonstrate task analysis to  lead students through the appropriate steps that will enable them to experience academic success
  • Share an educational philosophy focused on empowering students in the following ways:
    • Teaching new learning strategies that will lead students to independence
    • Leading students to understand the gifts and challenges that accompany a learning difference
    • Encouraging students to communicate effectively and seek clarification from teachers as needed
    • Encouraging hard work and determination 

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to:

Rebecca Taylor
Director of Human Resources
1345 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803



Lower School Assistant Teacher

The role of a lower school assistant teacher varies based on the particular grade-level assignment. In general, assistant teachers work extremely close with their lead teacher partner to create an engaging, loving, organized, safe, inquiry-based, creative, and exceptional classroom for students.  Assistant teachers are integral members of our grade-level teams, they work directly with students daily, and the overall lower school community in general.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: 

  • Support the students, lead teacher, and grade-level team in all aspects of the school day

  • Prepare materials and lessons as instructed by the lead teacher within the time

frame expected

  • Study the curriculum to assist students with questions and follow-up

grading and/or small group/tutorial instruction, as well as offer suggestions for improvements where needed

  • Create a welcoming and engaging classroom and hallway atmosphere that reflects student-driven inquiry

  • Maintain a flexible, positive, growth mindset when working with students, parents and colleagues

  • Possess a willingness to learn new skills through professional development, school visits, and teacher observations

  • Take the initiative to learn and use school technology in appropriate ways

  • Serve as the lead teacher when the lead is absent

  • Attend all-school faculty meetings and professional development opportunities, as requested

  • Represent Carolina Day School both, on and off campus, in a positive and professional manner; support the school in all aspects of school life when appropriate

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to:

Rebecca Taylor
Director of Human Resources
1345 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803



Upper School

As the Upper School student population at Carolina Day is growing, we are looking to hire for several positions. In some cases, these hires will include flexible teachers who can teach in more than one discipline.  

For the 2017-18 school year, we are looking for teachers for these areas:

  • Math and/or Science

We seek experienced, dynamic and collaborative teachers/staff to join our current faculty of approximately 26 who work with approximately 215 students. Candidates should possess excellent skills and be well-versed in current teaching pedagogy, innovative program design, and diverse learning styles/profiles. Most importantly, candidates should be passionate for teaching and inspiring high school students, raising the bar for them to think critically and creatively and to excel in and out of the classroom. Responsibilities will include advising 8-10 students, occasional supervisory obligation, serving on school committees, and the opportunity to coach a team and/or sponsor a club.  

Our ideal candidates will:

  • Have advanced degrees and independent school teaching experience at the high school level

  • Motivate students to develop skills and confidence in their abilities, providing extra help when needed to move a student forward

  • Facilitate student learning in a supportive classroom environment that promotes and models creative and innovative thinking, celebrates diversity, and helps students learn about social justice

  • Teach students to communicate clearly and effectively through speech and writing

  • Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems

  • Work collaboratively with others, communicating well with parents, students, staff and administrators

  • Be a lifelong learner who knows and is passionate about his/her subject, who excitedly engages in professional growth and development, and who searches for new research and resources to enliven classroom learning and discussions

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications to: 

Rebecca Taylor
1345 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


Academic After-School Teachers

Grades 6-12 

The new CDS Academic After-school for Middle School and Upper School, CDS Enrich, needs teachers! We are very excited to launch this new program for our students. There has been much excitement about the endless possibilities for classes and the ability for students to look at topics in more depth.

There are three sessions which will each last four weeks each:

  • Feb. 6-March 3

  • March 6-April 6

  • April 10-May 5

The classes will run from 3:45-4:45 p.m. twice a week. The days which the classes will run is up to the discretion of the teacher.

Examples of classes available are: Banned Books, Musical Theatre Singing, Personal Finance, Algorithms and Spreadsheets, and Ecology. If there are disciplines and specific classes in which you are interesting in offering please include that in your application.

Each teacher is responsible for the planning and running of the class during the session. The Director is available to help develop the course. Teachers will be paid a flat rate pay for each course they teach which will be based upon the intensity of outside work and within the class.

To apply please send resume, cover letter, sessions you would be available, and disciplines in which you are interested to Human Resources at


CDS supports the National Association of Independent School's anti-discrimination policy - The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, NAIS does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.

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