The Knox School is located in beautiful Santa Barbara County, home to a world-class university, museums and restaurants, farmers markets and wineries, and outstanding outdoor opportunities for biking, hiking, riding, and surfing, contributing to a vibrant quality of life. Because of the unmet need and latent demand for an environment which supports both the intellectual needs as well as the affective needs of gifted learners, The Knox School of Santa Barbara was formed. The Knox School of Santa Barbara is an independent co-ed day school for gifted and talented children grades K-8, which opened its doors in the Fall of 2013. The Knox School of Santa Barbara ensures a student-centered and strength-based approach to learning and ability-based groupings to support students at their individual levels.
ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW The Knox School of Santa Barbara, a school for gifted children which opened in the Fall of 2013, is seeking an exceptional lead teacher to join a distinctive faculty team. The impassioned mission of the school is to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment where, alongside an engaging and challenging curriculum, the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented children are respected and compassionately supported. The Knox School of Santa Barbara ensures a student-centered and strength-based approach to learning. The Knox School is located in beautiful Santa Barbara County, home to a world-class university, museums and restaurants, farmers markets and wineries, and outstanding outdoor opportunities for biking, hiking, riding, and surfing, contributing to a vibrant quality of life. Successful candidates for the full-time position will display a diverse range of qualities, competencies and experience as described below.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND KNOWLEDGE
The successful candidate for this position will be an inspirational, passionate, and sensitive educator with the ability to deliver an inquiry-based, inter-disciplinary program to cultivate cognitive skills, and compassionately honor the affective needs of gifted students. A minimum of five years of teaching experience at the elementary or middle school level is required. An excellent candidate will be an exemplary teacher, motivator, and learner, with strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to respectfully communicate with children, parents, and colleagues. Through differentiated instruction, and by using a variety of styles and modalities, the successful candidate will be able to inspire mixed-ability classes and create challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all children. The ideal candidate will have a high level of awareness of current developments, research, and best practices in the field of gifted education.
Interested candidates should send an application at the earliest possible time but no later than July 30th, 2021. The review of files will begin as soon as applications are received. The Knox School of Santa Barbara reserves the right to appoint a lead teacher before the stated application deadline should an exceptionally appropriate candidate be identified. Please provide: 1. A current résumé not to exceed two pages, with photo 2. A maximum two-page statement outlining educational philosophy and leadership style 3. A one-page list of minimum three current professional references with phone numbers and email addresses 4. A maximum of four letters of reference which may already be in your possession All applications should be sent by email to Kari Ramirez, Head of School, at email@example.com. If you have any questions, please email or call us at (805) 222-0107.
Additional Salary Information: Regionally competitive based on level of experience