The English teacher teaches grades 3-8 English, including reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. Emerald's curriculum is student-centered and differentiated. Reading is literature-based, and writing is authentic and includes interdisciplinary aspects. Classes are multi-age and experiential, with active parent participation. All faculty are involved in outdoor education. Middle School students (grades 5-8) have their own laptop computers. A Shakespeare performance is a major part of the Middle School English program.
Experience at both the Primary School and Middle School level is desired. A bachelor's degree is required and a master's preferred.
Emerald Mountain School is a K-8 school with a strong academic focus. We honor each child’s individuality. Emerald teachers have especially strong expertise in differentiating instruction so that each child is met on his or her level and challenged to move forward. Our students are taught by subject specialists from the earliest grades, and one of the things that really set Emerald apart is that w...e educate the whole child. Our music through strings program is a great example as it develops confidence, teamwork, and neuroplasticity as well as teaching our students to appreciate and make great music. We have a theme-based program, with the theme for the entire school changing each year. The theme provides a context for the knowledge students are learning, and the interdisciplinary nature of each theme helps the students make connections among different subjects. Outdoor education, and the opportunities it provides for developing confidence, is a key component of the program. We educate our students to become the leaders of tomorrow.