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Lead Spark Guide/PreK-1 Teacher

Company: The Village School
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to change the world? If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the worlds most innovative schools.

We are searching for a full time Spark Guide (PreK-1 Teacher) to begin mid-August 2020, and work through the 2020-2021 school year. The Spark Guide will Co- Lead with our current Lead Guide five days per week in our mixed age Spark Studio (16-18 learners ages 4-7/ grades PreK-1).

The Village School, founded in 2018, is a private, learner-driven micro-school with the mission of guiding young people on a journey of self-discovery so that they can find a calling and change the world. We combine elements of the Montessori method with Socratic guiding, hands-on experiential quests and interactive technology. Underlying our method is an application of the Heros Journey, creating a lively learning environment that feels more like an adventure than school.

The Lead Spark Guide will work with other Village School Guides to:
Facilitate a customized education experience for each learn in the Spark (PreK-1) studio
Create a warm, inviting, and stimulating indoor and outdoor environment for learning
Act as a role model as an independent learner
Engage in small group or one-on-one guided lessons using Montessori inspired curriculum
Encourage young learners to set goals and share their learning
Observe and document learning

Qualifications:
A deep curiosity about life and love of lifelong learning
Patience
Good observational and communication skills
Ability to multitask and remain calm under pressure
Passionate about learner-driven, whole child education
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Strong relationship building with children ages 4-7
Customer service and user-centered orientation with the ability to give and receive feedback, meet needs, and get a positive response
Montessori/Reggio experience a plus (not required)

This is a position for an independent learner who: can work with little direct guidance, evaluate and continually improve, has a deep respect for all children believing that each human has genius within, and is a flexible problem solver.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Keywords: The Village School, Arlington , Lead Spark Guide/PreK-1 Teacher, Education / Teaching , Arlington, Virginia

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