Faculty members at the Teton Science Schools' independent school collaborate with other faculty and staff to implement transformative place-based curriculum. TSS aims to educate the whole child by integrating academic engagement and character development with a community focus. A TSS faculty member develops and facilitates place-based, emergent curricula and assessments that align with the mission of Teton Science Schools. Faculty take an active role in the Teton Science Schools community, promoting the school and developing community partnerships.
•Strong spreaking and written communication skills
•At least 3 years of experience in relevant field preferred
•Master's Degree Preferred•Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and Google Apps
•Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external constituents
•Ability to manage risk and make leadership decisions in front and backcountry settings.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
•Primarily indoors in classroom setting•Stretches of time outdoors in all weather, including extreme temperatures and arid conditions
•Able to drive 15 passenger vans & minibuses with participants
•Able to write / type / communicate•Able to sit/stand for up to 8 hours
•May be expected to work evenings, weekends or overtime to support special programs/events•May require occasional overnight travel by car/bus/van/airplane100%
85%Teaching and Instruction
•Teach classes according to identified curricular area(s)
•Develop and document curriculum that is authentic, individualized, and place-based
•Plan and facilitate day and extended expeditions
•Establish positive rapport with students and create a respectful, inclusive, and productive classroom environment•Create authentic, competency-based assessments and track student progress
• Write trimester student progress reports
•Create student portfolios each year (TV)
•Administer school-wide learning metrics
•Maintain positive and active communication between parents, students, staff, and administration
•Create biweekly classroom newsletter (TV)
•Lead parent teacher conferences
•Work collaboratively within division to support/implement all aspects of program
•Attend required school & community events
•Participate in daily hands to work
•Participate in teacher weeks and professional development days
•Attend all staff and division meetings
•Support admissions and community building at the school
•Support and supervise students during unstructured free play and community recess
5%One TSS Responsibilities
•Engages and collaborates across TSS program areas when possible.
•Further development of practice and implementation of place based education pedagogies.
•Proactively and positively shares the TSS mission and program structure with external stakeholders.
This job description is not meant to state or imply that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their manager in compliance with federal and state laws.
Internal Number: 1109
About Teton Science Schools
Teton Science Schools' (TSS) mission is to inspire curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education. TSS is an organization in northwest Wyoming and Idaho comprised of six program areas sharing a common vision of education. TSS is deeply rooted in the outdoors as place anchors and enriches our understanding of the world. Our organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of place-based education. We serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world.