The Howard Gardner School of Alexandria, Virginia, a small, educationally progressive, independent high school is seeking outstanding candidates for a full time position teaching Environmental Science for the 2013-2014 school year. Using hands-on learning through environmental science and the arts, The Howard Gardner School’s mission is to help bright, creative, non-traditional learners use their unique strengths to thrive academically, intellectually, and emotionally.
Candidates will have the key traits of enthusiasm, adaptability, self-directed initiative, and a strong content area understanding. We are seeking a faculty member with a strong belief in, and an understanding of the importance of, differentiation in the classroom, a strong background or experience with outdoor education and progressive education, and the desire to work collaboratively across disciplines and curricula to foster a process oriented and nurturing educational environment.
Our week includes three full days of in-classroom education, one day of directed field studies, and one day of internships and service learning. We leave our school building entirely at least twice a year for multiple overnight camping and outdoor learning trips. Our students come from a diversity of backgrounds and have a variety of skills and needs. Portions of our student population deal with ADHD, school anxiety, or learning differences. The faculty is expected to play many roles within the community such as: teacher, mentor, field guide, advisor, parent- liaison, coach, and colleague.
We invite interested candidates to submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and references to Admin@TheHowardGardnerSchool.org by April 26th. We are, however, beginning the interview and visitation process immediately, and will use a rolling schedule to accommodate the best possible hiring fit. Compensation is commensurate with experience and education, and competitive with area schools. Please refer any questions to the email address above.