For Chinese teacher Wenyan Witkowsky, language is the key to cultural connections. Since joining The Foote School in 2014, she has built a robust 2–9 program that each year takes a fresh approach to teaching the Chinese language while opening doors for her students to become productive citizens of the world.
Working at Foote School offers the opportunity to be part of a learning community that values an experiential approach to education as well as autonomy and creativity in the classroom. We are strongly committed to the professional development of our faculty and staff and to remaining at the forefront of best practices in primary and middle school education.
Foote’s teachers are truly experts in their fields. They share a commitment to understanding how children learn and to developing age-appropriate curriculum that reflects this knowledge. Our teachers support one another by collaborating across grade levels and departments.
Close relationships among teachers, students and parents cultivate an atmosphere of mutual consideration and respect. We are deeply committed to diversity and to creating an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities and beliefs.
The Foote School complies with all applicable civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristics in any of its educational programs or activities, including employment. Protected characteristics (or protected classes) include race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, alienage, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. The School is specifically required by Title IX and other applicable federal and state laws not to discriminate in such a manner.
When first and second graders study humpback whales, they learn how scientists use flukes to identify individual animals—like fingerprints. Each student then designs his or her own unique whale fluke.