Lead Spark Guide/PreK-1 Teacher
Company: The Village School
Posted on: January 11, 2022
Do you want to change the world? If your passion is to fuel the
love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and
professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground
floor of one of the worlds most innovative schools.
We are searching for a full time Spark Guide (PreK-1 Teacher) to
begin mid-August 2020, and work through the 2020-2021 school year.
The Spark Guide will Co- Lead with our current Lead Guide five days
per week in our mixed age Spark Studio (16-18 learners ages 4-7/
The Village School, founded in 2018, is a private, learner-driven
micro-school with the mission of guiding young people on a journey
of self-discovery so that they can find a calling and change the
world. We combine elements of the Montessori method with Socratic
guiding, hands-on experiential quests and interactive technology.
Underlying our method is an application of the Heros Journey,
creating a lively learning environment that feels more like an
adventure than school.
The Lead Spark Guide will work with other Village School Guides
Facilitate a customized education experience for each learn in the
Spark (PreK-1) studio
Create a warm, inviting, and stimulating indoor and outdoor
environment for learning
Act as a role model as an independent learner
Engage in small group or one-on-one guided lessons using Montessori
Encourage young learners to set goals and share their learning
Observe and document learning
A deep curiosity about life and love of lifelong learning
Good observational and communication skills
Ability to multitask and remain calm under pressure
Passionate about learner-driven, whole child education
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Strong relationship building with children ages 4-7
Customer service and user-centered orientation with the ability to
give and receive feedback, meet needs, and get a positive
Montessori/Reggio experience a plus (not required)
This is a position for an independent learner who: can work with
little direct guidance, evaluate and continually improve, has a
deep respect for all children believing that each human has genius
within, and is a flexible problem solver.
Compensation is commensurate with experience.
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