Location: Springfield, Missouri
Type: Full Time
The Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri is seeking an educator in the following area for the 2023-2024 academic year:
Early Learners Faculty (Early Childhood, PreK)
The Summit, located in Springfield, MO, is a fully accredited, independent, non-profit, co-educational day school meeting the learning needs of students in 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.
The Summit offers a regionally competitive salary in a collaborative and engaging teaching community. The Early Learners program is comprised of students ages 3, 4, and 5 in a multi-age classroom setting. Early Learners faculty and classroom assistants work closely together to provide a supportive and developmentally-appropriate and challenging educational environment. Initial one-year contract with possibility to extend. Reporting date August 2023.
- Demonstrates commitment to progressive pedagogy
- Establishes student-centered environment with an inquiry-based instructional approach
- Integrates technology effectively
- Exhibits excellent written and oral communication skills
- Collaborates well with colleagues to promote an integrated educational experience
- Successfully meets challenges and solves problems creatively
- Models a growth mindset and pursues life-long learning
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field (Master’s preferred)
- Teacher certification (preferred)
- Minimum 2+ years experience in classroom or in academic field (preferred)
Interested candidates should complete this Application for Employment and submit all required documentation, including a current résumé, letter of interest, and statement of educational philosophy. Application is open until position is filled. The Summit reserves the right to close the application process at any time. Please direct any questions about the position to Marissa Bradley, Lower School Director, at email@example.com.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability/handicap, or religion, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the school’s employment opportunities.
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About The Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri
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