Crane’s Center for Experiential Education is a residential teaching fellowship. It is a two-year, hands-on teaching experience that combines a rich professional development and mentoring program with daily opportunities for practical application. Crane’s teaching fellows are new to the field of teaching. These teaching fellows want to immerse themselves in a dynamic and innovative educational environment in which they can gain valuable insights, perspectives, and practice in the field of teaching.
Applicants to Crane’s Center for Experiential Education are a diverse group of open-minded, confident, passionate individuals who find themselves at a pivotal moment in their professional lives. They care deeply about children, they are excited about schools and learning, they are both reflective and imaginative, and they are serious about becoming teachers.
All applicants need to be college graduates who have some beginning experience working with children. Previous coursework in the field of education is not necessary. This is a residential program and our teaching fellows will live in a beautiful furnished home adjacent to the Crane campus. This is a two-year, full-time, salaried program.
How to apply
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. The following steps are an outline of the process:
a. A cover letter in which you include your reasons for applying and how you could contribute to the Teaching Fellows Program at Crane (please label this file with your last name, i.e. Applicant Name_CL)
b. Your resume including two references with contact information (please label this file with your last name, i.e. Applicant Name_resume)
c. One letter of recommendation (please label this file with your last name, i.e. Applicant Name_rec1)
Application packets must be complete with attachments labeled according to the stated guidelines above. Incomplete packets will not be reviewed. The deadline for submitting applications is February 15. However, we will continue accepting applications until all positions are filled.
Finalists will be invited to visit Crane’s campus. In the course of the visit, they will meet with several faculty members and administrators. They will also be asked to facilitate a small group activity for which a plan will be provided. These visits are generally held in March.
If you have more questions please contact Elizabeth Keadle and Karen Ohrn, Co-Directors of Crane's Center for Experiential Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our website for more information at: http://craneschool.org/about/center-experiential-education/teaching-fellows-program
About Crane Country Day School
Crane Country Day School, ideally located in the small seaside village of Montecito, is just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles and 5 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Crane is the oldest independent school in the area, having just launched its 85th anniversary celebration. It is a co-educational day school serving 250 children. The Lower School (grades K-5) and the Upper School (grades 6-8) are both located on the same sprawling yet cozy 11-acre campus that is one of the school's best-known attributes. Honoring its founder's vision, Crane School is dedicated to providing an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenge and creative expression. We thrive as a community that builds character and confidence, while celebrating the joy in learning.