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 TWO full-time teachers for our Nursery Program for the 2020-21 school year.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Build a warm, safe, and inclusive classroom environment, implementing the practices of Positive Discipline
Implement a program rich in play and inquiry for 2 and 3-year-olds
Design activities that are child-centered, and foster physical, social/emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development
Collaborate with colleagues to create interdisciplinary projects, activities, and lessons incorporating music, art, dance, nature & the outdoors
Communicate with and cultivate relationships with parents and families
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUCCEED
Experience working with our youngest learners in a school environment
Ability to develop a unique relationship with each student and their families
Ability to cooperatively adapt and enrich the school environment and community
Strong pedagogical skills and knowledge relevant to this age group
Patience, sense of humor, dedication, and a growth mindset
Strong communication skills
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in early childhood preferred
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. Learn more at www.highmeadowschool.org.
High Meadow is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued. High Meadow School is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse community in which all people are valued and respected. We are a community that will not tolerate discrimination based on one’s gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national origin, ethnic background, or socio-economic status. We honor and appreciate our differences and the varied perspectives and learning opportunities a community of inclusion creates.
Salary dependent on experience.
To apply, use the NAIS application tool or send a cover letter and resume/CV to email@example.com
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.