We began our elementary school with a single kindergarten class and the idea that learning should be joyful, student driven, and inclusive. As a cooperative school, we have developed a strong commitment to curriculum that is project based and anti-biased. Next year we will be launching our middle school program with our first 6th grade class and will continue to add a grade level each year, eventually serving students K through 8.
As such, we are seeking an experienced and passionate Humanities teacher and STEM teacher to join our founding middle school team. This is a truly unique opportunity to work closely with our middle school coordinator and director in shaping a brand new program, with lots of room for professional growth.
In addition to developing and teaching 6th grade curriculum, the teachers hired will also serve as advisors, teach an elective of their choosing, and be an integral component of the school community.
We are looking for candidates who possesses the following skills and qualities:
A commitment to working with middle school students and an enthusiasm for making real world connections
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
3 years experience teaching students in grades 6-8
Enthusiasm for the opportunities and challenges inherent in working with middle school students
A willingness to collaborate with others and continually inspire students to love learning
A commitment to social justice and anti-bias curriculum
A reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
Experience working with children with special needs as some students have IEPs
An ability and willingness to differentiate instruction
Commitment to and knowledge of experiential and inquiry-based teaching and learning
A positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor
Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and statement of education philosophy to Kerry Roeder, Middle School Coordinator, at email@example.com
We are a progressive constructivist program that teaches to the individualities of every child and every unique classroom. The Co-op School models its curriculum based on these following beliefs:
Joyful learning lays the foundation for lifelong learning and critical thinking.
Creativity cannot exist without passion.
Children learn best when they are invested in finding out the answers to thei...r questions and when learning is embedded in meaningful contexts, which makes learning fun and engaging.
It is important to us to educate the entire child on all levels: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
Students work as a group and think as individuals, expressing feelings and contributing ideas peacefully and respectfully.
Students will leave The Co-op School confident in their ability to effect change in the community and comfortable reflecting on ways to challenge and grow themselves. As creative problem solvers, each with unique viewpoints and learning styles, students will embrace the idea of a more equitable world. We strive to inspire passion and teach children to become protagonists in their own educational journey by fostering their innate sense of curiosity and creativity.