LREI (Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School) seeks educators committed to exploring progressive pedagogy. Candidates with diverse experiences are encouraged to apply. The school is seeking High School History Teachers for Grades 9 through 12 for the 2018-2019 school year, beginning September 1, 2018
Overview of Position LREI seeks candidate for a History teaching position in the High School. Candidates for this position should have a relevant degree and experience, be comfortable teaching American History, writing, research and be interested in working in a progressive, intellectually engaged, and diverse learning environment. This teaching position is for two sections of 10th grade American History and two History Electives in our dynamic 11th and 12th grade elective program. Successful LREI teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice, find ways to bring ‘real life’ into their classroom including current events, the neighborhood and the city, and seek out professional development and leadership opportunities.
Creating a safe, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environment
Working with the High School History Department to create History classes that align with our progressive mission and pedagogical approach
Serving as an advisor to 10-12 HS Students, conducting weekly meetings and leading family conferences
Attending weekly staff meetings
Communicating with student, parents, and the administration both formally and informally (Online student management portal, email, phone calls, conferences, and written Mid and End-of-Term Reports)
Being an active member of the LREI community
Overview of School
Founded in 1921 by Elisabeth Irwin (a contemporary and colleague of John Dewey, Caroline Pratt, and Lucy Sprague Mitchell), the school has been at the vanguard of pedagogical innovation since its founding. LREI’s goal is to educate students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners and to pursue academic excellence and individual achievement, in a context of respect for others and service to the community. We believe that learning should be active and experiential, with the school providing abundant opportunities for students to excel. We accept students with a range of abilities and talents who can take full advantage of a rich and demanding academic program in which each student is both challenged and supported. We seek to create within the school a community built on understanding and respecting others. Thus, our student body traditionally reflects the racial and cultural diversity of our city, and our curriculum is built on inter-disciplinary studies to promote understanding of many cultures. While individual achievement is encouraged and rewarded, our program underscores the value of shared goals, friendship and cooperation in mastering difficult tasks. The progressive ideals that in 1921 gave life and inspiration to the school — academic excellence and creativity, active learning and innovative teaching, respect for the individual and responsibility to the community-continue to guide the school today. LREI is located in vibrant Greenwich Village and classes venture forth often to use the neighborhood and the city to provide rich learning experiences.
To apply, candidates should email a statement of interest and resume to the High School Principal, Micah Dov Gottlieb at email@example.com indicating History Teacher in the subject line. No telephone inquiries please.
A leader in progressive education since 1921, LREI teaches children to be independent thinkers who work together to solve complex problems. Students graduate from our diverse community as active participants in our democratic society, with the creativity, integrity, and courage to bring meaningful change to the world.