** Please have experience teaching KINDERGARTEN as a LEAD TEACHER in the classroom for at least 3 years.
Position to start mid August 2017
Inspiring and preparing young people to live consciously with themselves, each other and the planet.
The MUSE School philosophy supports multi-age, child led, passion based learning. Our unique approach facilitates and creates the conditions for students to learn in environments tailored to their academic and developmental needs. The Elementary Teacher is responsible for implementing the mission and philosophy by ensuring student engagement and learning that integrates MUSE’s 5 pillars:
- Passion Based Learning
The Elementary Teacher is responsible for implementing the mission and philosophy by creating a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth, establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students development of skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade education in accordance with each student’s ability and to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.
Elementary Teacher reports to the Elementary Director.
- Differentiates instruction according to student academic and development need
- Creates, develops, and provides a variety of instructional materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play based on student’s passions
- Creates, develops, and uses instructional material suitable for verbal and/or visual instruction of students who may be cognitively, physically or emotionally diverse
- Creates an effective and educationally stimulating environment inclusive of the 5 pillars through displays of student work, bulletin boards, interest centers
- The ability to follow child-initiated themes while connecting them to academic subjects and developmentally appropriate practices
- Develops lessons and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
- Guides and counsels students with adjustment or academic challenges, or special academic interests
- Aware of and practices classroom management techniques required for children to achieve effective participation in all activities
- Incorporates flexibility and creativity in their approach to teaching; co-learner approach
- Effectively works with Specialists to provide guidance and support in regard to children’s individual needs and interests
- Assesses academic and social growth of students through assessments and maintains appropriate records
- Creates, manages, and provides documentation narratives for each student (MUSE BLUEPRINT) which includes goal setting, narratives, passion projects and milestones.
- Provides appropriate instruction and activities for students to meet individual needs while following school / policy goals and objectives
- Plans and supervises class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress, develop and discuss individual student learning plans and interpret the school program
- Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health and learning problems
- Maintains professional competence through pre and in-service education activities provided by the school and/or professional growth activities and courses.
- Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records
- Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs
- Participates in Outdoor education programing for grade level (hikes)
- Available to do work outside of the classroom including blogs, documentation, MUSE presentations, parent meetings, back to school night, culminations, given ample notice
- Demonstrates an Open, Resourceful and Persistent approach to all duties
- Ability to thrive in a dynamic, ever-evolving environment
- Performs other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in Primary Elementary Education or equivalent
- Master’s degree in Education desirable
- Valid teacher certification preferred
- Experience working in project-based/experiential learning contexts
- Must be able to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
- Physically able to reach, bend and stoop
- Able to lift 25 pounds and push/pull 30 pounds
MUSE School CA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws.
Salary + Medical, Vision and Dental, 401K plan and generous holiday schedule