The Red Oaks School in Morristown, NJ, is seeking an experienced 3rd/4th grade Language Arts teacher. This is a team-teaching system with two other teachers who specialize in Math and SS/Science. The School is progressive with a Montessori philosophy and promotes deep engagement in learning. Classes are small, and teachers work to help students make progress in both academic and social/emotional domains.
We seek a candidate who has training in and experience with the Readers and Writers Workshop.
4+ Years experience; BA/BS and Master's Degree Preferred; Training in Readers/Writer's workshop
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Founded in 1965, the mission of Red Oaks School is to provide life-changing experiences and develop engaged global citizens. The school offers a dynamic curriculum that is based on core Montessori principles and the International Baccalaureate Program (candidate School). Serving students age three years old to 8th grade, the Red Oaks School provides a culturally diverse environment in which studen...ts develop a love of learning, a strong social conscience, and a spirit of discovery as they pursue their full academic and personal potential. The student to teacher ratio is 9:1, 60% of the faculty have advanced degrees. Approximately 50% of the Red Oaks families originated from outside of the U.S. and speak another language at home.
While the elementary school is based on Maria Montessori's methodology, the middle school is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years candidate school and is currently pursuing IB authorization.
At Red Oaks, the school likes to highlight that they hold an inch wide and a mile deep perspective as a guiding principle for curriculum design. Our challenging curriculum is enhanced and enriched by current and ever-evolving validated research in education and child development. It is designed to help students cultivate superior academic and life skills, aiming high while differentiating for different learning styles and readiness. The studies are interdisciplinary, hands-on, experiential, open-ended, and presented in an environment of respect and appreciation. Red Oaks provides education that is dynamic, progressive, and embraces best practices in education. Red Oaks emphasizes the arts. Studio art, music, theater and dance are all essential pieces to understanding of our arts program.
Red Oaks explicitly teaches executive skills. As technology and knowledge grow exponentially, a relevant education must teach students how to grapple with presently unforeseeable challenges; helping students to decode the process of how to learn and how to think. At Red Oaks, the students delve deeply into areas of inquiry, learning what questions to ask and how to think critically, analytically, and creatively. They become thinkers, problem-solvers, and doers. From Primary through Middle School, the intent is to foster independence and build the academic confidence that will help students meet ever increasing performance and achievement levels required of older students.
Social well-being is a genuine focus at Red Oaks. We educate the whole child. We believe that emotional, physical, and social functioning are integrally related to academic performance and intellectual growth. At every level, the faculty is attuned to the parameters of cognitive, social and emotional development, and they know students individually.
Red Oaks boats a dynamic enrichment program, offering after school programs, workshops, and family events. The school values community participation and engaging the students, families, faculty and staff in a variety of co-curricular events and activities.