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The Pennfield School is an independent elementary school in Portsmouth, RI, with an enrollment of 175 students, in preschool through eighth grade. The mission of The Pennfield School is to create an inclusive community of dedicated learners, where students are given a foundation and appreciation for the joyful pursuit of understanding, while fostering respect for oneself and others as a way of life.

At Pennfield students are nurtured and cared for by a dedicated faculty. Upon graduation, our graduates excel at leading day and boarding schools and local public schools.

For the 2019-2020 school year, three part-time teaching positions are currently open. Candidates should have elementary education certification.

Candidates should send their resumes, a letter of interest, and two recommendations to Rob Kelley, head of school, at No phone calls, please.

Sixth Grade Ancient Civilizations and Eighth Grade US History. Students work on critical thinking, writing research papers, presenting information orally, digitally and in written form, and appreciating past events by making connections to the present. This is a part-time position.

Preschool through Fifth Grade Spanish. A love of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture are essential. The focus of class is conversational Spanish acquisition and cultural appreciation. This is a part-time position.

Lower and Upper School Technology. Technology classes meet once a week and focus on computer applications, coding, digital safety and citizenship, and an introduction of basic electronics. This is a part-time position. 

The Pennfield School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religious affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, sexual orientation, family composition, ethnic or national origin, in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational policies, hiring or any of its school practices.