Full Time K-5 Classroom Teacher for Progressive Micro-School
Dream AcadeME, Inc
March 14, 2018
Los Angeles, California
38000.00 - 48000.00
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
We are seeking a full-time K-5 classroom teacher to join us for the 2018-2019 school year in an independent, nature-based micro-school, just south of Hollywood. The school is grades K-5 with approximately 10-15 children.
The teacher will have the rich opportunity to educate in a unique, progressive school setting founded in the social constructivist methods and inspired by Reggio. The mission of our school is to support each child's creative, academic, and emotional potential by providing an inspired, highly-personalized, diverse learning experienced in a home-based, indoor-outdoor setting. This opportunity would be ideal for a teacher seeking an opportunity to be at the forefront of an educational movement.
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Education or related field
Minimum three years experience teaching at the elementary level, K-2 preferred
Ability to achieve strong social emotional and academic results using a social constructivist approach to learning
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Skills in differentiating curriculum and instruction for varied abilities and ages
Knowledgeable about progressive education, social constructivism, or Reggio Emilia philosophy
Passionate about ‘whole-child’ development
Experience with curriculum development and designing, socratic method, and project work
Able to thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, young school environment
Committed to reflection and life-long learning
Curious about improving teaching practices through discovery and co-researching with children
Capable of taking initiative, experimentation, and flexibility
Experience teaching Spanish classes or in a Spanish immersion setting is strongly preferred
Experience in teaching any of the following in Spanish: enrichments (art, dance, music, yoga, makerspace, etc.) or subjects (geography, science, social studies, etc.)
Compensation commensurate with experience and education
Full time job 8am-4pm Monday-Friday, with some additional hours to meet requirements listed above
If you are interested in joining us, please submit your resume, 3 references, and a cover letter specifying how your experience and education meet the qualifications above, and any additional relevant information about yourself.
Dream AcadeME is a non-profit alternative education company. We support micro-schools in Los Angeles, like the one above, and assist with hiring extraordinary teachers. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email to arrange an interview.
Lead whole group, small group, and individualized instruction
Implement classroom management strategies that draw on children’s strengths and participation
Facilitiate a democratic community of learners with meetings, conflict resolution strategies, and engaging the children in solving problems and offering solutions
Make learning visible to students, parents, and the community with documentation
Use observation and documentation to asses student learning
Write narrative assessment reports
Participate in parent communication which may include, but is not limited to daily or weekly snapshots, portfolios, progress reports, emailing, and texting
Partner with co-teacher, other teachers, and administration
Attend weekly meetings
Participate in professional development
Supervise recess and lunch
Be present in school-wide events
Maintain a neat, orderly, and welcoming classroom environment
Recognize the environment as the 3rd teacher
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent on education, experience, and recommendations.
About Dream AcadeME, Inc
Dream AcadeME is an alternative education program focusing on personalized education through micro-schools, homeschools, tutoring, after-school, and summer camp programs. Each Dream AcadeME micro-school, homeschool, and after-school program varies slightly to meet the needs of each family or community. Nonetheless, the essential elements of the Dream AcadeME approach are streamlined and implemented throughout. In addition to focusing on core content areas and learner-centered STEAM activities, a day at Dream AcadeME will include a mindfulness activity, social-emotional skill building lessons, and ample time outdoors to explore and learn in nature.