The Blake School seeks to hire an imaginative, caring and talented educator to lead a fifth grade classroom, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with elementary students, experience implementing best practices in progressive, constructivist elementary education, a lively intellect, a thoughtful approach to education, and a commitment to creating a culture that supports continuous growth and development. We seek an educator who is reflective, open to feedback and eager for professional collaboration. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage productively with those who are different from them. Blake offers highly competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as significant support for local and national professional development opportunities.
The search committee will begin reviewing resumes December 30. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.
About The Blake School
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.