High Meadow School, certified by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), is a vibrant, progressive learning community located in Stone Ridge, NY, offering nursery school through 8th Grade and after-school, vacation enrichment, and summer camps open to the community.
We seek a full-time 7th & 8th Grade Humanities Teacher to begin in September, 2020.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Inspire adolescent learners to find joy and meaning in their studies of literature, language arts, writing, history, and social studies.
Build a warm and inclusive classroom environment, implementing the practices of Positive Discipline
Actively engage students in their learning using inquiry and investigation
Collaborate with colleagues to identify, teach towards, and assess the successful meeting of learning goals for your students
Work collaboratively with co-teachers working remotely and in-person to create a robust program blending on-campus and distance education.
Communicate with and cultivate relationships with parents
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUCCEED
Experience with adolescent learners
Bachelor’s degree or higher
Relevant teaching experience in history and ELA strongly preferred
Ability to develop a unique relationship with each student
Ability to cooperatively adapt and enrich the curriculum
Strong pedagogical skills and knowledge
Patience, sense of humor, dedication, growth mindset
Strong communication skills
Learn more about our school at www.highmeadowschool.org.
Please attach a cover letter and resume/CV to your NAIS application. Your information will be sent to Dr. Susan Paynter, Head of School.
About High Meadow School
High Meadow’s mission is to nurture each child’s love of learning by engaging their intrinsic curiosity in nature, one another, play, and creative expression, and to empower each child to be an independent thinker who has a personal voice by providing opportunities to authentically and compassionately participate as a member of a diverse, democratic community.
We believe young people are active co-creators of their own learning, not passive recipients of knowledge; learning through inquiry allows children to “be” scientists, who produce ideas; providing our students access to a diverse array of perspectives and points of view is a crucial part of a whole education; social/emotional development occurs when children are given opportunities to identify problems and collectively design their own solutions; teachers are the guides and should have the learner at the center of the classroom experience.