The mission of The Co-op School is to inspire passion and teach children to become protagonists in their own educational journey by fostering their innate sense of curiosity and creativity. The Co-op School facilitates joyful learning through a unique and rigorous constructivist approach that listens to and honors the individual interests and strengths of each child. The Co-op School doesn’t just belong to the students and educators but extends to the family community as a whole. It belongs to those who participate in it and is a more resilient and creative place because of it.
In addition to teaching middle school Math, the person will also serve as an advisor, and be an integral component of the school community.
Use the CMP3 math curriculum to teach 6th-8th-grade math
Use Elevate Science curriculum to teach 6th-8th grade science
Provide academic remediation and enrichment during study hall period
Serve as an advisor
Provide middle school coverage as needed, including weekly lunch duties
Collaborate with middle school teachers, learning specialist, and division head to plan out and provide high-quality, differentiated, and relevant instruction to all children
Regularly communicate with families
Integrate The Co-op School Values into classroom culture, units of study, and interactions with staff, families, and students
Integrate the real world and surrounding community into units of study, lessons, and classroom culture
Maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
Create a positive and safe classroom culture and community using the Responsive Classroom approach
We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following skills and qualities:
A commitment to working with middle school students
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
Experience teaching students in grades 6-8
A willingness to collaborate with others and continually inspire students to love learning
Experience working with a diverse group of learners
A commitment to social justice and anti-bias curriculum
Commitment to and knowledge of experiential and inquiry-based teaching and learning
The Co-op School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and to providing an inclusive environment for all employees. We prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, religion or religious practices, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, past or present military service, physical or mental disability genetic predisposition or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. Our policy extends to all employment practices including but not limited to, hiring, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, lay-offs, and termination.
We are a progressive constructivist program that teaches to the individualities of every child and every unique classroom. The Co-op School models its curriculum based on these following beliefs:
Joyful learning lays the foundation for lifelong learning and critical thinking.
Creativity cannot exist without passion.
Children learn best when they are invested in finding out the answers to their questions and when learning is embedded in meaningful contexts, which makes learning fun and engaging.
It is important to us to educate the entire child on all levels: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
Students work as a group and think as individuals, expressing feelings and contributing ideas peacefully and respectfully.
Students will leave The Co-op School confident in their ability to effect change in the community and comfortable reflecting on ways to challenge and grow themselves. As creative problem solvers, each with unique viewpoints and learning styles, students will embrace the idea of a more equitable world. We strive to inspire passion and teach children to become protagonists in their own educational journey by fostering their innate sense of curiosity and creativity.