The Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri is seeking an educator in the following area for the 2019-2020 academic year:
The Summit, located in Springfield, Mo, is a fully accredited, independent, non-profit, co-educational day school meeting the learning needs of 160 students, Early Learners through High School. The Summit is characterized by its progressive, student-centered philosophy, academically challenging curriculum, personalized, “deeper learning” approach, motivated students, small class sizes, and talented, dedicated faculty. Teaching at The Summit is what teaching is all about!
The Summit offers a regionally competitive salary in a collaborative and engaging teaching community. Initial one-year contract w/possibility to extend. Reporting date August 1, 2019.
Interested candidates should send a current résumé and letter of interest to Dr. Katie Heet, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application is open until position is filled. The Summit reserves the right to close the application process at any time.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Summit Preparatory School does not discriminate in the employment of personnel because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or handicapped status in violation of existing state or federal law or regulations.
Student centered approach to learning
Comfortable with an inquiry-based approach
Adept at technology integration
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Enjoys collegial collaboration
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field (Master’s preferred)
Teacher certification desired but not required (quality candidates with prior, non-current certification will be considered)
Minimum 2 years+ classroom experience in academic field preferred (quality candidates with limited experience will be considered)
About The Summit Preparatory School
The mission of The Summit Preparatory School is to prepare learners for success by providing a progressive education in a uniquely challenging and supportive environment.
Inspire life-long learners.
The Summit is a small, progressive, independent school that cares beyond the completion of required courses to the development and future of the whole child, teaching not only the skills for academic success, but more importantly how to overcome challenges, solve problems, and pursue lifelong achievement.
We believe the following qualities are important for success in college and in life. These qualities are developed over the long term.
Intellectual Curiosity: Developing a passion for lifelong learning, joy of learning, asking why, pursuing passions, finding connections, and embracing diversity in all of its forms
Critical Thinking: Challenging assumptions and orthodoxies, creative problem solving, tackling open ended problems and taking on the unknown
Growth Mindset: Recognizing successes and failures as an outcome of effort rather than a reflection of a person’s immutable self
Independence: Being self-reliant, responsible,... self-aware, self-disciplined, and on the path to self discovery
Connected: Able to succeed as a member of a team and a community, demonstrating leadership and stewardship, being of service to those in need, and tackling social responsibility