The Orchard School Founded in 1922, Orchard is an independent, non-sectarian, Progressive school for 550 students in preschool through the 8th grade. Orchard is committed to advance each student’s academic success, self-confidence, open-mindedness, ethical character, leadership, and love of learning. Located in north Indianapolis on a 43- acre wooded campus with a state-of-the-art facility, Orchard promises academic excellence through a well-rounded education, engaging the natural curiosity of students in an active, child-centered, and experiential learning environment. We seek, and strive to maintain, a diverse and inclusive school community, and are committed to the principles that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the skills, knowledge and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school.
The Position The Orchard School is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative long-term substitute teacher to join us in January for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.
Orchard seeks individuals who will provide nurturing guidance through modeling and through establishing and maintaining strong teacher-student relationships. This is possible when teachers know their students, care about them, and see them each as individuals. It is in this essential teacher-student relationship that profound learning and great aspirations take root and blossom.
Orchard expects teachers to put children at the center of their own learning, facilitate engaging hands-on project-based learning, and have a desire to deepen their understanding of child development and learning differences. Orchard seeks candidates who possess a passion for equity and social justice, and who are eager to grow personally and professionally in the field of education.
Qualifications and Attributes
Bachelor’s degree required
Knowledge of developmental milestones associated with First Graders preferred
Experience teaching emergent literacy and math skills
Course work in elementary education preferred
A commitment to Orchard’s definition of Progressive education
Ability to collaboratively design hands-on, experiential learning activities that advance the targeted learning outcomes
Ability to work with technology to support, supplement, and enhance teaching and learning
Affinity and enthusiasm for working with elementary children
Capacity to inspire others
Excellent communication skills
Willingness to learn and improve professionally
Sound judgment and emotional maturity
Ability to collaborate and work with a team and with parents
Willingness to engage in all aspects of the Orchard community
Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please place “FIRST” in the email subject line.
Orchard values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin in the administration of its admission, tuition assistance, or employment determination.
The Orchard School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.
For more information about The Orchard School, please visit: www.orchard.org.
Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Please place “FIRST” in the email subject line.
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