The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher who understands the needs of children within this age group. The candidate will join a developmentally based, experiential program that is cognitively challenging and responsive to individual children’s interests and needs. The ability to work as a collaborative team member is an essential skill for this position. Teachers in K work together to provide a comprehensive program of individual, small group, and full-class activities. Outdoor learning and free play are integral components of the program. Additionally, specialists collaborate with core teachers to integrate PE, science, creative movement, music, and art into the overall learning experience. The K team also works collaboratively with Pre-K teachers as part of the Early Childhood Unit.
Degree with a focus on early childhood education; advanced degree preferred
Teaching experience with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or first grade students
Preferred: experience working in a collaborative team
Ability to communicate effectively with parents and staff, both verbally and in written communications
The candidate should be comfortable designing and delivering instruction remotely, when needed
Participation in weekly staff meetings and school-wide professional development initiatives
About Green Acres School
Founded in 1934, Green Acres School is one of the country’s leading progressive schools. Serving approximately 200 students in grades PK-8, the school occupies a 15-acre campus in North Bethesda, Maryland. Our school focuses on the development of the whole child through an academically challenging program that emphasizes interdisciplinary and experiential learning.
Green Acres School offers a collegial work environment, competitive salaries, and a strong benefits package. Multiple buildings serve Lower School (PK-4) and Middle School (5-8) students; we value the outdoors for ourselves and for our students. Strong understanding of child development is essential for Green Acres teachers. An advanced degree in addition to significant experience with best practices in progressive education is strongly preferred.