First Grade Teacher

First Grade Teacher


About Our School

Free Union Country School (preschool through fifth grade) is in Albemarle County, VA, just 15 minutes outside of Charlottesville. We are a community where learning is valued for children and adults, individuals are respected, diversity is understood as a strength, and teamwork is essential. Children possess an intrinsic and deep love of learning. It is our job to create an environment that supports intellectual curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, kindness, and respect. To this end, we use experiential, inquiry-based, and collaborative methods of teaching with attention given to academic and social development.

Qualities We Seek

  • A love of teaching and learning
  • An ability to inspire children
  • A sense of caring and respect for children, families, colleagues, and community
  • Evidence of a child-centered approach to teaching and learning
  • Ability to work independently as an integral member of a team
  • Experience with curriculum development and flexibility to meet individual needs
  • Understanding of positive discipline
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Background in the tenets of progressive education
  • Training in Responsive Classroom and Reggio-inspired practices
  • Master’s degree
  • Teaching licensure

Job Details

  • Job will be posted until filled
  • Start date: August 21, 2017
  • Hours: Full time

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials to :

  • Letter of Application addressed to ElizaBeth McCay, Head of School
  • Resume
  • Brief Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • Contact information for three professional references

Equal Opportunity Employer

Free Union Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national or ethnic origin in its staffing, admissions, tuition assistance, educational policies, and extracurricular or other programs.

Please feel free to complete the following information, attach your cover letter and résumé, and click Submit below. Thank you for your interest in Free Union Country School!