The Middle Way School (MWS) is hiring a Lead Elementary Teacher for a mixed-age first- and second-grade class , as well as one Lead Teacher for the toddler class for the 2020-2021 school year. We are also hiring a part time Director of Teaching and Learning.
MWS is pioneering a progressive model of education based on the best in education research and enhanced by the timeless methods of Buddhist wisdom traditions. Master teachers with deep understanding of childhood development are the pillars of this education. We are carefully building our faculty to accommodate growing enrollment.
In the 2020-2021 school year, MWS will have students in grades nursery to 4th grade, with overlapping classes. Lead teachers are responsible for co-creating, evaluating, and implementing, curricula in cooperation with the Head of School and other teachers in the school. Lead teachers are responsible for supporting students’ development in all areas including social-emotional, physical, math, literacy, art, science and social studies. Lead teachers also assess students’ progress and report to parents on a regular basis.
MWS is located on five acres of forested land. It is an uplifted, dynamic, environment to work, with daily meditation and ample professional support. We seek seasoned teachers who know how to meet conventional outcomes in unconventional ways and who have the skillful means to differentiate in ways that help meet students exactly where they are academically. Applicants must have a deep interest in the Middle Way view and openness to manifest it through presence and pedagogy. Being a practicing Buddhist is not necessary, however, an understanding of Buddhist principles and terminology and experience in Buddhist practices is appreciated.
The Middle Way School welcomes and in fact strongly encourages students and prospective employees of any race, age, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic background to apply. The Middle Way School will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. As an institution and as individuals we have the responsibility to actively change the power differences that perpetuate biases against historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. We welcome your experience and input to how our school community can do this
Please send your resume and a cover letter expressing why you are interested in joining the Middle Way School. You may also apply via Indeed.