The Â Schoolhouse Â Learning Â Center Â in Â South Â Burlington, Â Vermont Â seeks Â a Â dynamic, Â creative Â Middle Â Grades
(grades Â 6, Â 7, Â 8) Â educator Â to Â fill Â a Â newly Â created Â position.
The Â Schoolhouse Â has Â provided Â Elementary Â programming Â for Â over Â 40 Â years Â in Â the Â Burlington Â community.
The Â Middle Â School Â program Â is Â a Â new Â initiative Â for Â the Â Schoolhouse Â and Â will Â occur Â in Â phases beginning
with Â 6th grade
It Â is Â anticipated Â that Â the Â Middle Â Grades Â model Â will Â include Â roughly Â 3 Â days Â ofÂ academic Â or Â â€œclass Â workâ€ Â and
2 Â days Â of Â hands-Ââ€on, Â field Â work.
The Â teacher Â will Â have Â the Â opportunity Â toÂ develop Â an Â engaging, Â creative Â and Â expansive Â program Â for Â the Â students Â that Â engages Â them Â with Â theÂ broader Â community.
The Â Schoolhouse Â is Â a Â K-Ââ€6 Â (expanding Â to Â k-Ââ€8) Â independent Â school Â in Â South Â Burlington, Â Vermont Â located
on Â 27 Â acres Â of Â wetlands Â with Â a Â long Â history Â of Â providing Â a Â quality Â education Â to Â a Â wide Â range Â of Â students
and Â their Â families. Â Â The Â school's Â goal Â is Â to Â lead Â children Â to Â discover Â the Â rewards Â found Â in Â the Â process Â of
active Â inquiry Â and Â respectful, Â cooperative Â work Â with Â others.
Job Â Duty Â Summary
The Â Middle Â Grades Â Teacher Â will Â help Â to Â develop Â and Â implement Â The Â Schoolhouse'sÂ 6th
grade Â curriculum
consistent Â with Â the
vision Â for Â the Â Middle Â Grades Â program Â and Â the
school's Â mission. Â The Â teacher Â will Â beÂ responsible Â for Â developing Â and Â assessing Â curriculum Â for Â students Â across Â all Â academic Â areas Â andÂ integrating Â the Â academics Â with Â field Â activities.
The Â teacher Â will Â also Â work Â with Â Schoolhouse Â teaching
staff Â to Â integrate Â with Â the Â existing Â programs.
This Â position Â may Â be Â a Â part Â time Â or Â full Â time Â position Â depending Â on Â the Â skills Â and Â abilities Â of Â the
applicant Â (e.g., Â one Â academic Â instructor Â and Â one Â field Â instructor).
Essential Â Job Â Functions
â€¢Develop Â strong Â academic Â curriculum
and Â assessmentsÂ in Â core Â areas, Â including Â math, Â science,Â literacy, Â art, social Â sciences,Â and Â physical Â education
â€¢Develop Â and Â organize Â field Â based Â program Â including Â communication Â with Â community Â partners
and Â integrate Â the Â program Â with Â core Â curriculum
â€¢Support Â social, Â emotional Â and Â intellectual Â growth Â of Â all Â students
â€¢Be Â conversant Â in Â the Â national Â and Â state Â standards Â in Â coreÂ subjectÂ areas
â€¢Provide Â opportunities Â for Â individualÂ studentÂ progress
â€¢Provide Â a Â strong Â role Â model Â to Â students
â€¢Collaborate Â withÂ other Â studentÂ toÂ expand Â the Â students' social Â experiences
â€¢Communicate Â withÂ other Â Schoolhouse Â staff Â to Â ensure Â integration Â of Â middle Â grades Â activities
with Â the Â broader Â program
Responsibilities Â and Â Expectations
â€¢It Â isÂ theÂ expectation Â that Â all Â members Â of Â The Â Schoolhouse Â teaching Â staff Â will
â€¢set Â guidelines Â to Â promote Â a Â positive Â self-Ââ€image Â in Â each Â child
â€¢understand Â age-Ââ€appropriate Â expectations Â for Â children Â (emotionally Â and Â academically)
â€¢respect Â the Â rights Â and Â dignity Â ofÂ each Â child
â€¢provide Â a Â stimulating Â learning Â environment Â for Â each Â child
â€¢exhibit Â enthusiasm Â for Â the Â topics Â he/she Â teaches
â€¢collaborateÂ effectively with Â teaching Â colleagues Â and Â administrators
â€¢partner Â with Â parents, Â communicating Â effectively Â and Â frequently
â€¢market the Â school Â by Â a Â willingness Â to Â showcase Â his/her teaching Â and Â to Â communicate Â with
prospective Â families
â€¢support Â school Â activities Â by Â attending Â them
â€¢keep Â appropriate Â records
â€¢complete Â required Â professional Â development
â€¢learn Â new Â skills Â as Â changing Â pedagogy Â dictates
â€¢model Â self-Ââ€disciplined Â and Â ethical Â behavior
â€¢dress Â professionally
â€¢limit Â personal Â phone Â calls, Â emails, Â texts,Â etc.
to Â non-Ââ€student Â hours Â and Â seek Â to Â keep Â electronic
devices Â out Â of Â site Â to Â the Â extent Â possible
â€¢perform such Â other Â duties Â as Â may Â be Â assigned, Â from Â time Â to Â time, Â by Â the Â Head Â of Â School.
Basic Â QualificationsÂ â€“Experience Â and Â Knowledge
â€¢Experience Â in Â curriculum Â development Â and Â assessment Â at Â the Â middle Â grades
â€¢Ability Â to Â nurtureÂ the Â social, Â emotional, Â physicalÂ and Â intellectual Â growth Â of Â middle Â school
â€¢Strong Â organizational Â and Â leadership Â skills
â€¢Enthusiasm Â for Â teaching
â€¢Love Â of Â the Â natural Â world
â€¢Flexibility Â and Â creativity
â€¢The Â ability Â to Â establish Â and Â maintain Â effective Â working Â relationships Â with Â all Â members Â of Â TheÂ Schoolhouse Â staff, Â administration Â and Â parents.
â€¢The Â ability Â to Â communicate Â effectively Â orally Â and Â in Â writing
â€¢The Â ability Â to Â lead Â and Â individually Â work Â to Â accomplish
academic Â and Â social Â goals
â€¢The Â ability Â and Â willingness Â to
be Â a Â member Â of Â The Â Schoolhouse Â community Â and Â align withÂ its
institutional Â mission Â and Â goals
â€¢The Â ability Â to Â think Â creatively Â and Â broadly Â about Â programming Â and Â children.
Education Â and Â Training
â€¢Bachelors Â degree Â in Â a Â relevant Â field Â (ex: Â education, Â social Â work, Â human Â development, Â recreation)
OR Â an Â equivalent Â experience; Â teaching Â certification Â a Â plus
â€¢Minimum Â of Â 3 Â years Â teaching Â experience Â at Â the Â middle Â grades Â level
â€¢Working Â knowledge Â of Â personal Â computers Â and Â word Â processing
â€¢A Â working Â knowledge Â of Â principles, Â philosophy Â and Â practices Â in Â child Â development,
â€¢Any Â equivalent Â combination Â of Â experience Â and Â education Â that Â provides Â the Â required Â knowledge,
Physical Â Demands
â€¢The Â physical Â demands Â described Â here Â are Â representative Â of Â those Â that Â must Â be Â met Â by Â an
employee Â to Â successfully Â perform Â the Â essential Â functions Â of Â this Â job. Â Â Reasonable
accommodations Â may Â be Â made Â to Â enable Â individuals Â with Â disabilities Â to Â perform Â the Â essential
â€¢While Â performing Â the Â duties Â of Â this Â job, Â the Â employee Â is Â frequently Â required Â to Â walk, Â sit
(onÂ floors Â and chairs), Â talk, Â hear, Â use Â hands Â and Â fingers Â to Â feel, Â handle Â or Â operate Â objects, Â tools Â or
controls, Â and Â reach Â with Â hands Â and Â arms.
Specific Â vision Â abilities Â required Â by Â this Â job Â include
near Â and Â far Â vision Â and Â the Â ability Â to Â monitor Â multiple Â children Â in Â indoor Â and outdoor Â settings.
The Â employee must Â occasionally Â lift Â and/or Â move Â up Â to Â 75 Â pounds Â (
i.e., Â tables, Â chairs).
For Â more Â information Â about Â the Â Schoolhouse Â please Â visit
the Â Schoolhouse Â website:
South Burlington,, Vermont
The Schoolhouse Learning Center