Tamarack Discovery School

Multi-Age Teacher

Coralville, IA

Elementary School Teacher (Multi-Age K-2 & 3-5)

OPPORTUNITY:

Tamarack Discovery School is a nonprofit, independent elementary school that changes lives. We pride ourselves on our ability to teach students to think critically, to own their learning, and to never stop asking questions - empowering them to develop strategies integral to their roles as lifelong learners.  We strive to nourish the total person, strengthen family connections, and build inclusive communities.  We are seeking highly motivated individuals to be a part of an environment that offers a rich educational experience with robust opportunities for diverse learning.  We offer extensive outside/nature learning opportunities for our students to enrich the learning experience.

Job Description: 

Tamarack Discovery School is actively seeking 2 elementary teachers (multi-age grades K-2 & 3-5).  Tamarack is a progressive, community & nature-centered diverse school. We believe that children are competent, capable, and powerful, and that parents are our partners in building communities, enabling our children to thrive.  Our program is an intimate and private education program that engages the whole family.  We aim to weave multisensory exploration and multiple arts & science modalities into our learning.

Parameters:

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Starting Date: Fall 2020

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, reflective, motivated, communicative, creative, and energetic.  Candidates are encouraged to have experience and training in an elementary school setting and have an interest in nature and community building.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education required
  • Iowa Teaching Certificate required
  • Experience as an educator in a progressive education program that integrates the arts and sciences and cultivates the whole child is encouraged.
  • High energy, positive, "can-do" attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  We are deeply invested in the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of children.  We are seeking candidates who are excited about working as part of a team with other talented educators and also partnering with caregivers and communicating compassionately.

Activities:

  • Develops and uses instructional material suitable for multi-sensory instruction for student range of learning differences and socio-emotional maturity.
  • Provides group-based instruction designed to meet individual and group needs and help the students make satisfactory achievement.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student management strategies. 
  • Evaluates growth of students and keeps suitable records.
  • Communicates with parents regularly through a variety of means.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities, courses, and observation/coplanning among teachers and instructional coach.
  • Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records.
  • Is comfortable working with students of various ages and academic abilities.
  • Embraces daily excursions to nature and our community as a tool for learning and assessing student needs.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, submit an online application, attach resume to this application.  For more information about Tamarack Discovery School, please visit our website at tamarackschool.org.  Tamarack Discovery School is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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