Elementary School Teacher

The Manitou School is currently seeking a classroom teacher for our elementary grades. Candidates should be flexible and comfortable teaching anywhere from Kindergarten to 5th grade.

Candidates must be comfortable in a co-teaching environment, collaborating with our other elementary teachers and learning specialists on many things including curriculum development, parent communication, and assessment. We are seeking a warm, flexible, passionate, progressive educator to challenge our elementary students and excite them about learning.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience working with children and parents at the elementary level
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • MA/MS in Childhood Education preferred
  • NY State Certification preferred
  • Availability to communicate and collaborate with parents
  • Experience with narrative evaluations preferred
  • Commitment to professional growth and lifelong learning
  • Knowledge of Spanish language a plus
  • Desire to wear many hats within our school community and remain a dynamic asset to our small team

Applicants must be confident in their ability to provide the following to our students:

  • A classroom environment that fosters social and emotional development
  • Creative lesson plans geared toward the specific students in your class
  • Differentiated instruction for different types of learners in a mixed age setting
  • The love of a challenge, and comfort with academic risk taking
  • Project-based units of inquiry
  • Straightforward and age-appropriate discussions about diversity
  • Hands-on, experiential learning in real-world contexts
  • A well-managed classroom with clear expectations and routines
  • Both teacher-directed and free-play centers that include lessons in literacy, math, social studies, science, and the arts
  • Regular Mailchimp-formatted newsletters including photos of student work
  • Personalized narrative assessments for each student twice annually