At Mountain Academy, a Preschool through 12th grade independent school, we inspire curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education. This mission is the foundation of the important work we do with our students each day. Our beautiful, natural surroundings provide an extension to our classrooms, presenting opportunities for us to deliver high quality learning opportunities rooted in strong curriculum, instruction, assessment and regular experiential learning moments through single-day and overnight journeys. Our Jackson, WY campus (JC) situated in a wildlife corridor, and our small, rural Victor, ID campus (TVC) with its farm and garden program each offer unique and often spontaneous moments to connect learning experiences to our place.
Successful Mountain Academy faculty are committed to building strong relationships with colleagues, students and families; engaging in collaborative and creative teamwork while also taking initiative to work autonomously; and joyfully bringing their passion for teaching to our students. We have a commitment to learning with and through our local and global communities, and in using interdisciplinary project-based learning as a teaching strategy to deepen the learning for our students.
Successful candidates will:
Be fluent in the Spanish language and/or another modern language
Enjoy art education and be proficient in a multitude of different mediums
Enjoy a variety of learning environments, including spending a lot of time outdoors in all seasons and all types of weather, engaging in animal chores, and participating in shared care and responsibility, alongside students, for cleaning and maintaining our learning spaces.
Develop a positive, joyful, and structured classroom environment that engages and motivates students to achieve their fullest potential.
Demonstrate a commitment to student-centered learning
Foster meaningful relationships with students, families and faculty
Implement school-wide curricula and also develop curricula and interdisciplinary projects with student input.
Develop creative lessons that correlate with our curriculum, goals, and objectives
Incorporate Social Emotional Learning lessons into daily practice
Implement restorative practices as part of an intentional classroom management plan
Plan, execute and actively participate in our extensive Journeys programming
Facilitate experiential learning in on-campus, off-campus and overnight field studies programs related to interdisciplinary project-based learning, place-based sustainability and ecology studies, community service and community building initiatives.
Use assessments, classroom performance and other tools to accurately monitor student progress and drive instruction
Demonstrate a collaborative and growth mindset as a teacher and professional
Collaborate with colleagues in various capacities, including planning, evaluating student growth, mentoring, and peer observations
Possess the cultural competency necessary for working with a diverse population in an equitable and inclusive community
Demonstrate the flexibility to use technology in support of student learning and other professional responsibilities
Communicate well, both in writing and verbally, with colleagues, students, and families in a small community setting
Model a culture of respect and flexibility along with continuous learning to challenge and support students
Division-specific responsibilities may include being a generalist teacher (teaching literacy, math, social studies and science) in Lower School, or teaching a minimum of four sections of classes in one curricular area (Middle and Upper School), serving as an advisor for a group of students, teaching an elective.
Other responsibilities include attending regular faculty meetings, professional learning communities, in-service days, and other supervision duties as assigned
Teton Science Schools' (TSS) mission is to inspire curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education. TSS is an organization in northwest Wyoming and Idaho comprised of six program areas sharing a common vision of education. TSS is deeply rooted in the outdoors as place anchors and enriches our understanding of the world. Our organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of place-based education. We serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world.