A classroom teacher for the Elementary School at Chewonki is a unique opportunity to be part of building a place-based education model in midcoast Maine. The position has direct responsibility for co-creating and delivering student-centered curriculum and educational experiences that are aligned with the Chewonki Mission and educational philosophy. The teachers and students use our Chewonki Neck property and the surrounding area as an extended classroom for a rigorous and integrated academic curriculum that is experiential in nature. This position collaborates with the Head of Elementary School and all Elementary School faculty, support departments, and other programs at Chewonki. Significant educational philosophy, curriculum, and student behavior/progress decisions are made with the Head of Elementary School and may include the Chewonki President.
Position Title: Classroom Teacher – Grades 1-3 Employment Category: Category B Permanent/Temporary: Permanent Reports to: Head of Elementary School Non-exempt: Exempt Schedule (hours and weeks): Academic year, full-time Benefits Eligible: Yes
Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. Chewonki serves children ages 8-18 in summer, semester, and school-year programs; and provides training opportunities for educators and other outdoor professionals.
Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki is comprised of approximately 42 students and 16 faculty members, and is a unique semester-length school program of the Chewonki Foundation. As a residential school, it is designed to offer high school juniors and seniors the chance to be part of a vibrant community located on a 400-acre saltwater peninsula in Mid-coast Maine.
The Elementary School at Chewonki is an independent school for children in grades 1-8, modeling the best of innovative teaching, integrated academic practice, and experiential learning.