Whittle School & Studios is an ambitious project to modernize education and build the world’s best and most innovative environment for human learning and development. Over the next decade we will be constructing 30 Pre-K-12 schools in the world’s most vibrant cities, with all of our campuses designed by the renowned architect Renzo Piano. The project is led by education entrepreneur Chris Whittle.
We believe deeply in the power of education as a transformative force. Working with expert faculty, students will cultivate the skills, creativity, and character to address the world’s most pressing challenges. As they progress through each level of academic study, students will grow as thinkers, makers, scholars, collaborators, and global citizens. They will graduate ready to succeed in top universities, and to make their unique contribution to the world.
Our team is comprised of innovators in science, design, technology, and human learning, who are applying their diverse talents to re-engineer education from the ground up. Our focus is on the science of learning, personalized curriculum, global experience, and holistic human development.
Our first two schools, located in Shenzhen, China, and Washington DC, United States, will open this fall, September 2019.
About the position
Whittle School & Studios seeks qualified subject-specific and general substitute teachers across all divisions – Early Learning Center, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School -- for the 2019-2020 school year at our Washington, DC campus. Substitute teachers may be assigned a lead or supporting role in a classroom, depending on grade level, discipline and student needs. The role of the substitute teacher requires flexibility, collaboration and cooperation. We seek to hire qualified individuals with a deep respect for children and strong classroom management skills. Qualified candidates hold at least a bachelor’s degree and have relevant experience working with children. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and with degrees in education, and to those with a master's degree. Substitute teacher hours are 8AM to 4PM.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Oversight of students in a variety of settings, including classroom teaching, dining hall, dismissal, and other duties as reasonably assigned
Promote student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher
Qualifications and Attributes
Whittle School & Studios values innovation, risk-taking, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The following qualification are requirements for the listed position:
Bachelor’s degree in education or subject area of expertise
Ability to provide coverage for both planned and short-notice absences of our regular instructors
CPR/First Aid a plus
Our substitute teacher daily rate is competitive with other DC area independent and public schools.
About Whittle School & Studios
Whittle School & Studios is an educational startup aiming to develop the world’s first truly global school. By 2025, we plan to open 30 campuses serving children ages 3 to 18 in the world’s most vibrant cities. We are a highly integrated learning community and will provide educational experiences to thousands of students around the globe. Our campuses are designed by world renowned architect Renzo Piano and each location will eventually accommodate 2,500 students.Based on years of research and development, our curriculum design demonstrates our commitment to a global yet personalized education, led by a new type of teacher and set within an innovative campus. Our school intends to graduate students well-versed in core academic skills, proficient as global citizens, able to converse in multiple languages, and with firsthand cultural experiences.In the fall of 2019, our first two campuses will open in Shenzhen, China and Washington, D.C. Our campuses will be connected by a common curriculum that has the flexibility to adapt to local needs. At full capacity, we will enroll 2,500 students, including 5- and 7-day Boarding students.