Now accepting applications for a unique teaching opportunity to develop and implement a multi-age, microschool annex of Discovery Academy in Big Sky, MT. A willingness to live in Big Sky preferred.
Plan and implement a student-centered program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students. Other duties as assigned by Head of School.
Dates: August 31st, 2020 - June 11th, 2021
Location: Big Sky, Montana
Must have a valid K-8 teaching certification or experience in the classroom, as well as hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. At least two years of prior elementary, multiple subject classroom teaching preferred. Our ideal candidates are energetic, self-motivated teachers who are child-centered and committed to both academic excellence and character development. Creativity and innovative ideas are embraced and encouraged. A candidate must be willing to collaborate with colleagues and communicate effectively with all members of the school community including families, students and staff. Additionally, a candidate must demonstrate flexibility to work within multi-age classrooms, to individualize curriculum for all students, to develop curriculum, to foster student engagement in their learning, and to embrace a place-based and project-based school environment. Experience in Nordic or alpine skiing and/or outdoor, experiential education preferred. Art or music teaching experience is exceptional.
Position requires a demonstrated ability to:
Facilitate student learning across grade levels in a multi-age setting
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with staff
Embrace an enquiry and project based learning perspective
Target standards and rigor via lessons and assessment per grade level
Use fall, winter, and spring assessment tools to adjust instruction per student.
Monitor student progress with a variety of assessment tools and measures of success.
We require a national criminal/background records check.
About Discovery Academy
Big Sky Discovery Academy is an independent, non-profit, Preschool through High School located in Big Sky, Montana.