Job: Middle School Teacher: English Language Arts and Social Studies
Location: Big Sky, Montana
Plan and implement a student-centered, project-based, and personalized morning work period targeting core subjects as well as an integrated thematic program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students. Other duties as assigned by Head of School, including field trip planning, outdoor excursions or expeditions, winter snow sports, and curriculum development.
Please be prepared to provide two letters of recommendation and two professional references on request.
Qualifications: We are seeking highly motivated and creative educators who are interested in developing and teaching integrated curriculum that ties theme concepts to the incredible outdoor environment of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in and around Big Sky. Strong interest in creating a classroom culture of academic excellence, student engagement, growth mindset, and a personalized, Mastery-based classroom and school community.
A candidate must have a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and communicate effectively with all members of the school community including families, students, and staff. Additionally, candidate must demonstrate a willing flexibility to adapt to new ideas and shared lesson planning. . Experience in Nordic or alpine skiing and/or outdoor, experiential education preferred.
Must have a valid Elementary (K-8) or Middle School (5-9) Certification,, as well as hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. At least two years of prior middle school, multiple subject classroom teaching preferred with an emphasis on English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and experiential/expeditionary education. Curriculum development experience preferred.
Position requires a demonstrated ability to:
Facilitate student learning across grade levels
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with staff
Embrace an enquiry and project-based learning perspective
Target standards and rigor via lessons and assessment per grade level
Monitor student progress using fall, winter, and spring assessment tools and adjusting instruction accordingly for each student.
All employees are subject to a Federal criminal background check.
About Big Sky Discovery Academy
Big Sky Discovery Academy is a Preschool, Elementary and Middle School located in Big Sky, Montana.