This is currently a part time position (60% - five mornings) with the possibility of additional hours depending upon student enrollment.
Laurel School is seeking talented faculty who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who thrive on being engaged participants in our academic community. The most successful candidates see opportunities before problems and can laugh at themselves while succeeding in a fast-paced, forward-thinking educational environment. Laurel lives its mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. We continually challenge our community to dream, dare, and do.
The Outdoor Pre-Primary program offers a unique teaching experience. Twelve 3 – 5 year-old children spend each morning in the forest of our 140-acre Butler Campus. A yurt is available when weather conditions require an indoor space. We provide an emergent curriculum that aims to foster a sense of wonder, to guide rather than compel, and to encourage lines of inquiry developed by the children. The teaching style is inquiry-based. An Outdoor Pre-Primary co-teacher shares in all aspects of running the program.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Guide children in exploration and discovery
Model joy and respect for the natural world
Coach children to develop curiosity, persistence, creativity, problem-solving, confidence and resilience
Encourage children to make choices independently and to listen to their body signals
Work with children individually and in groups
Assess learning of each child continually
Participate as a member of the entire Pre-Primary team and collaborate with colleagues school wide
Attend divisional and all-school meetings and events as needed
Ensure the health, safety and well-being of students through site-surveys and frequent check-ins with students
Maintain clear communications with families to achieve common goals
Supervision of children during lunch and dismissal as assigned
Support divisional and school wide initiatives
The ideal candidate would be an avid outdoor enthusiast who approaches each day with a sense of joy and wonder about the natural world. She or he must have a college degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education, and have 3 – 5 years of Pre-Primary classroom experience. A positive attitude, excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated success in a work setting requiring collaboration, cooperation and collegiality are essential. The candidate must acquire and maintain a State of Ohio issued teaching certificate. The ability to lead one or more co-curricular activity, or to coach a sport, is desirable. Interest in coaching speech or debate is especially welcome at this time. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to diversify our faculty.
Additional Salary Information: Laurel offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.