Island Pacific Academy is currently accepting resumes for an Elementary (K-5) Olelo/Hawaiian Studies teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will have Olelo and Hawaiian culture teaching experience. The teacher will work directly with students, teaching them about Hawaiian language and culture. The Olelo/Hawaiian Studies teacher will also be a resource for colleagues helping them to integrate Olelo and culturally relevant content and practices into their units of study. This will include leading lessons and working with teachers to integrate Hawaiian Studies in units of study and learning trips. In addition, the teacher will be responsible for helping to coordinate special events such as the all-school May Day, elementary Makahiki, and grade 4 luau.
Responsibilities include developing interactive instructional programs to engage students in the learning process and collaborating with the curriculum coordinator and classroom teachers to develop curriculum. The learning environment at IPA is founded in the constructivist approach, is highly interactive and children are encouraged to learn through inquiry and hands-on experiences. Place-based education is a focus of the learning that happens at IPA. Other attributes of an ideal candidate include experience providing differentiated instruction based on student need, effective communication skills, and flexibility.
Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application including a resume with at least three references addressed to Camille Pinard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidate qualifications include:
At least two years experience teaching ?lelo and Hawaiian Culture.
A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.