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Extended Day Teacher - 60% FTE

Ideal Start Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Wingra School is searching for an after school teacher (Extended Day) who brings out the best in others through compassion, hard work, deep understanding of children, and a passion for the learning process. The successful candidate is committed to working on a collaborative team, teaching children ages 5-14 in a multi-age program. He or she is energized by Wingra's approach and our mission, committed to his/her own growth and development as an educator, and specifically drawn to teaching children in a progressive learning environment. Must be an excellent teacher who is resourceful, enthusiastic, organized and able to navigate the educational terrain with flexibility and grace. A special interest in progressive education is a plus.

Our teaching staff is comprised of passionate educators who recognize the innate potential that lies within every child. We encourage students to approach learning with an open, inquisitive, and critical mind and to go beyond the "facts" toward understanding the "why" and "how". At Wingra, children are deeply known by a supportive circle of adults as well as multi-age peers. Our community is one where students are accepted as their true selves, comfortable to explore, and confident to challenge themselves to try new things; a community where curriculum is flexibly designed to meet the students' unique needs, interests, and abilities; a community where students feel ownership of their educational journey and where their innate motivation to learn is sparked to life and fanned into a strong flame.

Most weeks the hours are Mon (1:30 - 6:00p), Tue-Fri (2:00 - 6:00p). Occasionally there are longer days, depending on the school calendar.This position is eligible for Wingra's benefit package.

Requirements: 
Quality of mind, passion for teaching, and commitment to the education of children 
Ability and commitment to work collaboratively within a team and to communicate effectively with parents 
Organized and able to handle billing and registration
Orientation to progressive philosophy and teaching methods
Experience in addressing diversity issues a strong plus
Friendly demeanor, sense of humor, high standards, and flexibility
Bachelor's degree related to elementary teaching & child development (preferred)
Classroom experience at the elementary childhood level (preferred)

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to:
Debbie Millon, Head of School
Email: dmillon@wingraschool.org

Long Term Substitute Teacher

Wingra School is looking for a Long Term Substitute Teacher to begin in early February 2018. The long term substitute will work approximately 65% FTE teaching technology to children ages 5–14 and 35% FTE co-teaching a classroom of students in grades 4/5. Wingra teachers strive to bring out the best in students while working with engaging, interactive curriculum based on a deep understanding of child development and a passion for the learning process.

Must be an excellent teacher who is resourceful, enthusiastic, organized, and able to navigate the educational terrain with flexibility and grace.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Debbie Millon, Head of School
Email: dmillon@wingraschool.org

Substitute Teachers

Wingra School is looking for substitute teachers to work with children ages 5–14. Teachers will strive to bring out the best in students while working with engaging, interactive curriculum based on a deep understanding of child development and a passion for the learning process.

Work with multi-age groups of primary students (ages 5–7), intermediate students (ages 7–9 and 9–11) and adolescent students (ages 11–14) in all subject areas. Must be an excellent teacher who is resourceful, enthusiastic, organized, and able to navigate the educational terrain with flexibility and grace.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Rachel Weinberg, Director of Admissions & Programming
Email: rachel@wingraschool.org

Wingra School is committed to attracting staff of varied backgrounds and to developing inclusive classroom communities that draw strength from a positive recognition of diversity. We value diversity in our community with regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, and ability.

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