Redwood Cooperative School seeks experienced educators with a strong work ethic who are interested in exploring teaching beyond the traditional classroom. Our ideal candidate has experience with and an understanding of Progressive Education and Project-Based Learning.
Candidates for application should value high levels of family involvement and be eager to form relationships with families, as a means to partner in the education of our children. Redwood teachers develop a curriculum that meets the needs of all of their students, utilizing a wide range of resources, and must have knowledge of current state and national standards.
Candidates must value connecting children with outdoor educational experiences and be enthusiastic about taking children outside in all weather.
Elementary curriculum promotes inquiry and is rooted in project-based learning. Teachers create integrated thematic units of study that draw out children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder and help them to develop schema and skills to understand their world. Balanced with projected-based work is the more explicit instruction in areas of math, science, and language arts.
Redwood Cooperative School is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Experience or familiarity with Project Based Learning
Experience or familiarity with Progressive Education
Experience or familiarity with Emergent Curriculum
Skills in creating documentation and portfolios
Experience or familiarity with anti bias and inclusive curriculum
Strong skills in supporting social-emotional growth and facilitating conflict resolution with students, and being in respectful partnership with parents
Familiarity with the philosophy of the school (amongst other things an inquiry-based approach to education in a non-competitive atmosphere), and an understanding of progressive education will be an asset
Self-motivated, self-disciplined, professional, and energetic
Excellent oral and written communication skills with students, parents and colleagues
Ability to work as part of a close-knit team
Interest in creating curriculum that balances socio-emotional, cognitive, and physical development
Master’s degree and/or extensive teaching experience at the elementary grade level
Understanding of child development and experience working with a range of needs and abilities
Minimum three years of classroom teaching experience
Redwood Cooperative School engages preschool through middle school students in hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Redwood maintains an excellent teacher-to-student ratio for personalized instruction and attention for all students. Redwood teachers facilitate active engagement in and out of the classroom and help develop a love of learning in all of our students. Redwood is a progressive education school, utilizing project-based learning and promoting active engagement from our community of families.