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Extended Day/Aftercare Preschool & Elementary Teachers (Part-time)

Extended Day/Aftercare Preschool & Elementary Teachers (Part-time)

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.

Extended Day Programs

The Extended Day/Aftercare Programs at Free Union Country School provide calm and playful environments for children in the afternoons after the regular school day. Both positions include supervision of rest/quiet time in preschool and prekindergarten. The effective teacher will plan and implement a varied program of activities appealing to the ages and interests of children and engaging them in exploration, discovery, and creation. The school’s campus provides a rich backdrop for programming.

Qualities We Seek

  • A love of teaching and a commitment to 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 and as a collaborative member of a team
  • Creativity paired with ability to develop age-appropriate plans for instruction
  • Understanding of positive discipline
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Associate’s degree or higher

Wanted:

  • Understanding of the tenets of progressive education
  • Training in Responsive Classroom

Job Details

  • Job will be posted until filled
  • Start date: August 20, 2019
  • Hours: Part time, approximately 12:30-5:45pm, Monday-Friday during school year
  • Additional opportunities available to offer full day programs on teacher work days

How to Apply

Please return to the Employment Opportunities page to submit the following materials:

  • Letter of Application addressed to Eric Anderson, Head of School
  • Résumé
  • 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.