Small progressive private school is seeking an Early Elementary Teacher to lead and learn
alongside a group of 10-12 passionate children in a blended classroom serving grades K-3rd).
Teacher should have a bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education and minimum of 3-
5 years of classroom experience as a lead teacher, preferably in a progressive setting, and have
demonstrated skills in the following areas:
• Planning interdisciplinary units of study using project-based curriculum that inspires
children to investigate and research.
• Using a variety of authentic assessment tools and methodologies (rather than tests and
homework) to measure student learning and drive instruction
• Developing and using student portfolios of work to tailor and differentiate curriculum to
individual students across several grade levels, and determining small groupings and
modifications for peer-to-peer support and encouragement.
Past experience with early child development theories and approaches such as those in Reggio
Emilia, Italy and the Project Approach is strongly preferred. Teachers with Montessori or
Waldorf experience are also encouraged to apply. Experience working with children with
different/special learning needs also preferred. In our program we use the outdoor world and
the mid-Atlantic biome as our primary classroom, so candidates must also have a true love of
nature and being outdoors in all weather; respect and appreciation for creatures, including,
insects, small wildlife and birds, and a true appreciation for the need for children to get muddy,
dirty and wet.
This is a full time position, Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. This opening is available
immediately. Please forward a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to
express your interest.