Microschool Teaching Opportunities
Are you interested in becoming a teacher? The Stanley Teacher Prep program is seeking intern candidates for placement at Highlands Micro School, as well as other public school and private schools! Intern teachers gain an understanding of experience-based, developmentally appropriate education over the course of 1 school year. They take on steadily increasing responsibilities as their skills and confidence grow, while working with a skilled mentor teacher. With ongoing feedback and support from both their mentor teachers and educational advisors, interns participate in all aspects of the teaching process. They learn to help children with a wide range of abilities and share in celebrating diversity within the classroom. Intern teachers take 225 hours of course work on Thursday afternoons in order to obtain licensure through the state of Colorado. Contact Director Anne Wintemute (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in a placement at Micro and for more information on the Stanley Teacher Prep program please visit http://www.stanleyteacherprep.org or email Jessamyn Lockhart at email@example.com.
Foxglove Montessori, a soon-to-be microschool based on the Wildflower Montessori Network, welcomes applications and nominations for Head of School . The Wildflower Montessori method is an open-source model for independent Montessori lab schools that re-envisions Montessori learning by blurring the boundary between home-schooling and institutional schooling, while broadening the interactions between teachers, parents, children and the community at large. Foxglove Montessori is a group of families working to become a non-profit community school in Midtown, Kansas City, MO that offers year-round programs to support the needs of a variety of families. Initially, we will have a transitional classroom (18 months to 48 months) of 5-8 children, and will become a 2.5-6 Children’s House with 13-15 children, so we’re interested in both toddler and preschool teachers who have Montessori classroom experience. As the Head of School you will be in the classroom 3 days a week and will split the time with administrative duties and parent training. You will be responsible for overseeing the operations of school programs, program staff, and parent volunteers. The Head of School will work closely with the board to direct the strategy of our school.
Qualifications for Head of School:
- Certification in the 3-6 year Montessori classroom (required); 18-36 months (desired)
- Ideally a teacher with several years of experience working with toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents who is passionate about sharing the method with parents and other adults.
- One year of administrative experience (desired)
- Ability to work closely with colleagues, children, and parents to design and implement thoughtful and effective curriculum
- Additional training/ experience working with toddlers welcome
- Experience working with socioeconomically diverse populations
- Ability to commit to a 12 month year
We believe successful candidates will be highly qualified Montessori experts with significant experience as classroom teachers, teacher educators, or Montessori administrators, with an interest in advancing current research in Montessori. Deep knowledge of Montessori early childhood theory and practice, a commitment to engaging parents and families and a willingness to question pedagogical presumptions are essential. Teachers who have experience in partnering with parents or as teacher trainers may be especially successful in this role, Our small school with a community focus empowers teachers to lead and grow, so those who are interested in developing curriculum and making an impact on the classroom will find a welcoming and supportive environment. This is a part-time position with potential to grow to full-time. Pay is DOE, competitive within industry. Paid vacation and sick-leave. Interested applicants should forward a letter of intent and CV to EvelynGrundy@gmail.com.
Do you strive to be a part of a community where on a daily basis, students are provided with a relevant context for their lessons using a hands-on, thematic, project-based curriculum? Where students and teachers learn together in a civic-minded community that highly values friendships, creativity and intellectual curiosity? Where the school is devoted to attracting and supporting a wide variety of learning and personality styles? Where the outdoors is considered an everyday extension of the classroom? If you can answer an enthusiastic “yes” to these questions, we want to hear from you! The Ethel Streit Adventure School is an exciting new independent all girls program in the Cincinnati area. We will open our doors in September 2017 for a small group of 9-13 year-olds, and we are looking for like-minded individuals to help build and grow our educational community.
The Ethel Streit Adventure School is a deliberately diverse and collaborative community that challenges students to take ownership of their learning. We create a real-world, interdisciplinary context that fosters joyful exploration and develops students’ natural curiosity, personal interests, and individual potential. Ethel Streit graduates are critical thinkers, problem solvers, and compassionate and dynamic citizens. Ethel Streit is a place where a community of good friends and good citizens can develop and thrive with the support of fun, creative, passionate and supportive professionals.
• Students thrive when they feel connected to what they are learning and are able to contribute to a community.
• Strong communities are built on a foundation of respect for diversity of thought, learning styles, personality, and culture.
• Because learning is individualized, teaching must be, as well.
• The richest learning environment integrates physical, social, emotional and cognitive lives.
• The Ethel Streit Adventure School is, and will be, a collaboration among students, teachers, parents, and the greater community.
In addition to traditional teaching responsibilities, teachers at The Ethel Streit Adventure School will have a high level of responsibility for the creation of the curriculum of the school. We envision teachers at the school being mentors and coaches in academic, social and emotional areas. The teachers will work with a variety of professionals to support and develop plans for student success. Teachers will also work closely and collaboratively with parents to determine the best approach for each child.
• A strong commitment to The Ethel Streit Adventure School’s mission and vision
• Highly energetic, highly motivated individuals with the requisite entrepreneurial spirit for a start-up school
• A sense of humor, an optimistic outlook, a love of kids, an open mind, and a desire to make a difference in an innovative start-up school
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic and flexible environment
• Experience with project-based, thematic, and integrated learning
• Experience with a wide variety of assessment approaches
• An ability to discern students strengths and challenges; to build on strengths and to support challenges, to help move students toward thoughtful self-determination
• Special education/LD background strongly preferred, flexibility and creativity required
• Interest in social/emotional learning as an important part of daily classroom life
• Bachelors degree required, graduate degree preferred
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
Please send resume, cover letter, and list of references by May 22 to:
1106 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ethel Streit School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation in its employment practices, administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and
other school-administered programs.
Meridian Montessori is seeking a lead guide for the 2018-2019 school year and beyond. This part-time opportunity is flexible, with the possibility to become full time in the near future. Montessori credentialed individuals seeking a meaningful, autonomous teaching opportunity are encouraged to apply. Our boutique family-centered school is unlike any other in the Cincinnati area and a leader in 21st century, transformative early childhood education. Interested applicants may send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.