Imagination Lab School is a TK-8 independent school serving Silicon Valley. With roots in progressive education and constructivism, we are a forward-thinking community of diverse student and adult learners with a shared commitment to equity, social justice, and sustainability.
Our teachers are our most precious resource! We empower and trust them to bring their passion, individual talents, and creativity to our team. We refer to our teachers as learning guides as they are curators of experiences, coaches who help students observe and reflect, facilitators who develop responsibility and agency, advocates who celebrate and challenge each student, and team players who engage with other guides, students, families, and external partners. Above all else, our learning guides are professional learners.
ILS is growing! As we head into our fourth year, we are seeking to grow our team. We are searching for a following full-time Elementary Learning Guide for the 2021-22 school year.
As a dynamic learner and leader in the ILS community you:
Motivate, nurture, and challenge students by developing strong, supportive relationships with every child and their families
Are committed to issues of equity, social justice and sustainability
Have a purpose to inspire, guide and instill a love of learning and sense of confidence in your students
Establish and maintain a creative, self-directed and collaborative learning environment
Understand that each student is different, and you develop differentiated learning experiences and can assess and communicate the learning journey for each student
Have experience with students from different cultures and with a wide range of learning needs
Love to facilitate learning and build skills through hands on, real-life experiences
Have a high level of self-motivation and follow-through, as well as the tenacity to persevere and the ability to improvise and create quickly and creatively.
Thrive on using appropriate tools and resources to enrich the learning experience and to strengthen documentation, assessment, and communication
Are a lifetime learner, committed to growing your practice in a dynamic and collaborative environment
Partner with parents/guardians and members of the broader community to extend and enrich the learning experience
Enjoy engaging with after school activities as well as leading and/or participating in community events
Applicable experience in elementary education
Understands the identity, development, and learning processes of elementary aged learners
Skilled at establishing meaningful relationships with students and families as a critical foundation for student engagement and development
Experience with Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, or Montessori methods
Experience with authentic project-based learning and experiential education
Three (3) years of experience relevant experience in a multi-age classroom
Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Have talents and passions you love to share
Unique Benefits at ILS
Help reimagine and reshape a purpose-driven education
Enjoy the freedom and independence to engage in new learning methods, projects and experiment with your ideas
Be a member of an inspirational and intellectual community with global connections
Grow and develop your superpowers through peer training, exposure to inspirational community members and partnerships, and a generous professional development budget
Earn a competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits
Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for the position.
Imagination Lab School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We believe that in order for children to fully, sensitively and effectively engage in their communities, they must possess strong local, cultural and global competencies. To that end, we learn from and enrich ourselves with multiple perspectives and welcome people of any country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religious choice, family structure, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
Visit us at www.imagination-school.org to learn more about us, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to see us in action.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits
About Imagination Lab School
Imagination Lab School is a TK-8 grade independent, progressive school located in Palo Alto. We are an intentionally small, relationship-based community with a commitment to social and emotional development, experiential learning, community engagement, and real-world problem solving.
Our students are engaged, empowered, and empathetic individuals with the strength of character and strength of voice to make a difference in the world.
Visit us at www.imagination-school.org to learn more about our community and our programs.