The Logan School for Creative Learning is an independent K-8 school for approximately 250 gifted students who are exceptionally inquisitive and hungry for knowledge. The Logan School fosters this love of learning by providing an experience-based education that allows students to develop individually to their fullest potential. With a focus on higher levels of critical thinking, students develop a mature sense of who they are and how they will connect with the world around them – skills that will serve them well into the future.
The Logan School for Creative Learning is accepting applications for an Advanced School Lead Teacher opening starting August 1, 2021. This teacher will work with an associate teacher and the school’s other educators to provide a Logan educational experience for approximately 24 students in mixed-age classroom that will consist of students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Responsibilities include developing an individualized curriculum for each student and leading two extended overnight trips each year.
The ideal candidate will hold an earned college degree and will be an experienced teacher. Candidates should be familiar with the needs of gifted students, and have a strong understanding of child-centered education and the value of hands-on learning activities.
Candidates must have the skills necessary to perform the following tasks at a high level of proficiency:
Run a classroom in a manner consistent with Logan’s philosophy.
Plan and oversee individual student curriculum units, including coordinating individual student unit trips with unit trip teacher
Plan and implement a class unit and other activities that provide students the opportunity to work together and to integrate subject matter
Provide opportunities for exploration and problem solving
Monitor academic skill levels of students
Provide opportunities for choice
Provide guidance in the areas of emotional and social growth
Lead day-long and extended (overnight) field trips with the students
Communicate with parents regarding student progress
Communicate with non-core teachers regarding students
Participate in faculty meetings
Supervise a full-time teacher associate
Perform miscellaneous other duties, as assigned by the Head of School
This is a full-time position during the school year. Salary is paid over 12 months August-July. This position receives full benefits.
The lead teacher reports directly to the Dean
The Logan School work day is 8:00-4:00. Attendance is required at all-staff meeting until 5:00pm at least once per week. There will be occasional evening and weekend commitments.
Teachers are Expected to:
Participate thoughtfully and positively in all meetings and school-wide events
Consider various perspectives when engaging in internal and external communications
Work with the dean and instructional coach to share and solve problems
Attend pre-service and other professional days and school-wide events
Attend and complete mandatory trainings, such as those for child safety, first-aid, etc.
Attend all all-staff meetings and the staff retreat
Compensation: Salary is dependent on experience. The Logan School provides full benefits, including a group health plan, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, dental, life, and disability to all full-time employees.
Application Procedures: To apply, send résumé, cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, and references to Markus Hunt, Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Logan School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.
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