Summers-Knoll School, a pre-K - 8, progressive school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has an exciting opportunity for an upper elementary and middle school teacher interested in working in a project and place based school setting. The 5th and 6th grade lead teacher is responsible for the planning and execution of the curriculum for ~22 students, working with a part time collaborating teacher. The lead teacher plans for all subject areas, with the exception that students attend specials classes for art, music and language study.
About Summers-Knoll School
SK prides itself on knowing kids well, due to small student to teacher ratios and small school size (fewer than 125 students)
SK has a focus on place based and project based learning
SK emphasises preparation of students for success in high school, college and beyond
SK students are encouraged and supported in finding and doing what they are passionate about
About Ann Arbor, Michigan:
The town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, just 45 minutes from Detroit Metro airport is a thriving university town full of arts, culture and nightlife. Just a short drive from Ann Arbor and you are out in the country enjoying all that beautiful Michigan has to offer. Additionally, the city of Detroit, which is experiencing a renaissance of its downtown, is within an hour.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate, at a minimum, the following:
A background in the developmental needs of 5th and 6th grade age level
A passion for working with young people
Experience in project based teaching practice and the planning and execution of projects
Strong philosophical alignment with progressive practices
A valuing of the outdoors as part of a K-8 education
Strong writing, speaking and listening skills
An ability to deal with ambiguity; a problem solving mindset; generosity of spirit; a team mentality and, a sense of humor
TO APPLY, please submit the following documentation, in one complete PDF document via email to Walter Landberg, Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recently updated resume
A detailed cover letter expressing your interest in the position and your fit with the school
Three recent professional references that we may contact
Summers-Knoll School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.