We are looking for amazing teachers to work at Davidson Green School!
Davidson Green School is looking for passionate, energetic, and joyful people who think outside-the-box to join our community of learners. Our teachers and assistants must be willing to continually grow, adapt, and change as Davidson Green School does the same. We want community members who are amazingly creative and naturally innovative, and who enjoy contributing peace and love to a community. We also look for people who are builders and creators, and who can create a vision and follow through with the implementation. All employees must have a passion for nature, be able to integrate the nature-based, “green” philosophy of Davidson Green School throughout their curriculum, and enthusiastically embrace being and teaching outdoors.
We are a child-centered alternative school with 3 year olds through 6th, and growing. Our philosophy is grounded in Montessori and brings in elements from Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and other approaches. Davidson, located in the Lake Norman area of Charlotte, is home to Davidson College, a year-round farmer’s market, and a charming downtown.
We currently have the following positions open for the 2017-2018 school year:
Middle School Lead Teacher
The 2017-2018 school year will be the first year moving into middle school. As such, the program is becoming established and growing. We are looking for a dynamic middle school teacher who is ready to create and lead a program for DGS. During the 2017-2018 school year, the middle school teacher will have 6th and 7th graders, with 8th grade being added in the fall of 2018. This position is full-time. We look for our middle school lead teacher to hold a teaching certification from an accredited program (NC license, Montessori, Waldorf, or from another alternative education organization) with Montessori being the strongest preference. The middle school teacher will create a program that incorporates Davidson Green School’s vision and values. Please read about the vision for the middle school HERE.
Upper Elementary Lead Teacher
The Upper Elementary Lead Teacher will be the guide for our 4th and 5th graders. We look for our Upper Elementary teacher to hold a teaching certification from an accredited program (NC license, Montessori, Waldorf, or from another alternative education organization) with Montessori being the strongest preference. It is also very beneficial for the UE teacher to have experience with multiage classrooms. The Upper Elementary teacher will create a program that incorporates Davidson Green School’s vision and values. Please read about the vision for the Primary Class.
We are looking for two dynamic assistants, one for Lower Elementary (grades 1st through 3rd) and one for Upper Elementary (grades 4th through 5th). The ideal assistant has had experience working with children, has a passion for learning, and enjoys being creative. An assistant needs to be flexible and ready to jump in when needed, and at the same time be a quiet observer helping to facilitate the flow of the class. Assistants have a home base in one classroom, but are also asked to help out in other parts of the school when needed, as well as supervising students during other parts of the day. These positions are 5 days per week but can be either half day (8 to 1) or full day (8 to 3:30 or 4:30).
Spanish Teacher (Part-time)
We are looking for a part-time Spanish teacher. This teacher would be responsible for teaching Spanish to our Lower and Upper Elementary classes, and to our Middle School students. This is approximately 3 hours per week. The Spanish teacher should have experience teaching Spanish as a second language to elementary and middle school aged students.