Manzanita School is now hiring an Elementary teacher for our K-12th grade school. Seeking dedicated, hardworking, articulate, passionate, collaborative and visionary teachers to join our remarkable team.
Manzanita is a fully-accredited private school serving 100 students in a program that combines an interdisciplinary academic curriculum with a strong nature-connection outdoor program. We are entering our eighth year of operation. Each week, students spend three days in the classroom, and two days on the 21-acre chaparral land of the campus. Qualified candidates will ideally have:
3-5 years classroom teaching experience (other youth work experience can apply)
Teaching credential a plus but not mandatory
Willing to make 3-5 year commitment
Strongly connected to Manzanita's vision
Interdisciplinary approach to teaching
Strong curriculum writing skills
Proven ability to work in multi-age grade setting
A personal connection to the natural world
Fitness and comfort being in the outdoors
Proven ability to mentor youth
Strong ability to communicate effectively with parents
Risk taker, pioneer
Have passions that you are willing to share
Some grounding in physical/cultural Anthropology and familiarity with local flora and fauna a plus
An optimistic belief in the possibilities for our unique human species
TO APPLY: (Please do not contact the school directly, except as described below) (1) Review our website at this link: manzanitaschool.org (2) Compose a cover letter telling us how you are a fit for our school. Please do not send a form letter. (3) Send us the cover letter, your resume, and (optional) any letters of recommendation.
We look forward to hearing from you. Gabrielle Cartelli, MS Director of Instruction
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and health benefits.
About Manzanita School and Institute
Manzanita School and Institute, founded in 2013, is an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school, serving students in grades K through 12. We are located on 21 acres in the rugged and bio-diverse Topanga Canyon, northwest of Los Angeles. Currently in our 7th year, with a program emphasizing human ecology and land stewardship, we received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2017.