POSITION: PART-TIME EARLY CHILDHOOD (EC-2) CLASSROOM TEACHER
START DATE: AUGUST 15, 2021
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF PRIMARY SCHOOL
CLASSIFICATION: PART TIME (50%) M-F 8:00AM-12:00PM
COMPENSATION: COMPETITIVE WITH AREA INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Old Trail School is seeking a passionate and innovative educator to serve as a Lead Teacher in our ECP 2 Day classroom. Our ideal candidate will value both play-based curriculum, enjoy working with two-year olds, have a strong understanding of this developmental stage and have a background in the Reggio Emilia approach to education. It is the expectation that the candidate will ensure the safety and well-being of each child by responding to their physical, social-emotional, and educational needs. The lead teacher will collaborate with a co-teacher to create an enriching classroom environment and engaging curriculum to nurture students in play-based lessons that stimulate their developmental growth. The candidate will be expected to be a role model for the School’s core values: Respect, Responsibility, Goodness, and Service.
Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in Education or an appropriate field. Applicants should have 1-2 years of teaching experience, either in the classroom or in non-traditional educational settings (camps, outdoor centers, etc.) They should have awareness and professional knowledge of early literacy and math, Reggio Emilia approach, project/problem-based learning, and child development. Most importantly, applicants should have a love of working with children, in a collaborative, upbeat, and positive environment.
All applications should include a cover letter and resume.
About Old Trail School
Old Trail School is an independent, coeducational day school located within The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 25 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio and 15 miles north of downtown Akron. Old Trail School serves 420 students from toddler thru eighth grade. The School offers a nurturing and academically challenging program to students and families in a five-county region that emphasizes excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. As the only independent school in the United States inside of a national park, Old Trail values its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Old Trail students and faculty live by the core values of respect, responsibility, goodness and service.