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Elementary Education Teacher, Kindergarten (2017-2018 school year) - Agamim Classical Academy

Posted on 2018-02-14 11:49:13 AM

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Overview of the School: Agamim Classical Academy is a K-8, public charter school. In 2017-18 we are a K-6 school and will add a grade each year until we are a complete K-8 school. We train teachers to teach the classical subjects of grammar, logic, and rhetoric along with the Core Knowledge curriculum sequence for science, history, geography, spelling, literature, and the arts. Our reading program is SRA’s Direct Instruction and our math program is Saxon Math. Students study classical languages with a specialist teacher (Latin and Greek roots, Modern Hebrew), but no knowledge of these languages is required for the general studies/special education teacher positions. Classical teachers learn to teach students to think critically and wisely through exposure to challenging literature and primary source material, Socratic style questioning, and memorization techniques. Special education teachers use current brain research, proven support curricula, and appropriate adaptations to help our students thrive in a classical setting. All of our students will study and uphold our five core virtues of Fortitude, Gratitude, Joyfulness, Temperance, and Wisdom which prepare children for a life enriched with Truth, Beauty and Goodness. We are a public school that prizes the American values of Liberty and E pluribus unum, and we see developing wise, informed, articulate adult citizens active in civic life as a high purpose of classical education. Agamim Classical Academy seeks faculty who are excited to become masters in their content areas and who have strong reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Classical education is challenging and requires a dynamic, curious, engaging, bright, resilient, organized, and joyful teacher who loves to learn and works hard to see all students meet and exceed their potential. Candidates with experienced leadership in extracurricular activities is a plus. We strive to create a school environment that is orderly, refined, and thoughtful, and the teaching culture is formal and professional. Teachers at Agamim are required to have current Minnesota certification in their grade/subject levels. For candidates who are new to classical education , we believe the following texts provide a good starting point to learn more: Essays— ”The Lost Tools of Learning” by Dorothy Sayers and “What is Classical Education?” by Susan Wise Bauer Books— The Making of Americans: Democracy and our Schools and The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them , both by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. To Apply for the Teacher Position Teacher Candidates will submit the following materials: · Resume/Curriculum Vitae · Letter of interest that includes how you heard of Agamim Classical Academy Please send both items together to: By Mail— Agamim Classical Academy, ATTN: Human Resources, 1503 Boyce Street, Hopkins, MN 55343 Employment Details Per state statute, employee children are granted preference for enrollment. Please see our Enrollment Policy for more information. Teachers also must participate in the Minnesota Teacher’s Retirement System. Benefits packages are included for employees who work more than 30 hours per week, and compensation is negotiated on an individual basis. Please see our board-approved academic calendar posted on the Agamim website for more information about teacher training dates in early August. *Agamim Classical Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job Type: Full-time Agamim Classical Academy, 1503 Boyce Street, Hopkins, MN 55343

Overview of the School:

Agamim Classical Academy is a K-8, public charter school. In 2017-18 we are a K-6 school and will add a grade each year until we are a complete K-8 school. We train teachers to teach the classical subjects of grammar, logic, and rhetoric along with the Core Knowledge curriculum sequence for science, history, geography, spelling, literature, and the arts. Our reading program is SRA’s Direct Instruction and our math program is Saxon Math. Students study classical languages with a specialist teacher (Latin and Greek roots, Modern Hebrew), but no knowledge of these languages is required for the general studies/special education teacher positions. Classical teachers learn to teach students to think critically and wisely through exposure to challenging literature and primary source material, Socratic style questioning, and memorization techniques. Special education teachers use current brain research, proven support curricula, and appropriate adaptations to help our students thrive in a classical setting. All of our students will study and uphold our five core virtues of Fortitude, Gratitude, Joyfulness, Temperance, and Wisdom which prepare children for a life enriched with Truth, Beauty and Goodness. We are a public school that prizes the American values of Liberty and E pluribus unum, and we see developing wise, informed, articulate adult citizens active in civic life as a high purpose of classical education.

Agamim Classical Academy seeks faculty who are excited to become masters in their content areas and who have strong reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Classical education is challenging and requires a dynamic, curious, engaging, bright, resilient, organized, and joyful teacher who loves to learn and works hard to see all students meet and exceed their potential. Candidates with experienced leadership in extracurricular activities is a plus. We strive to create a school environment that is orderly, refined, and thoughtful, and the teaching culture is formal and professional. Teachers at Agamim are required to have current Minnesota certification in their grade/subject levels.

For candidates who are new to classical education , we believe the following texts provide a good starting point to learn more:

Essays— ”The Lost Tools of Learning” by Dorothy Sayers and “What is Classical Education?” by Susan Wise Bauer

Books— The Making of Americans: Democracy and our Schools and The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them , both by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

To Apply for the Teacher Position

Teacher Candidates will submit the following materials:

·         Resume/Curriculum Vitae

·         Letter of interest that includes how you heard of Agamim Classical Academy

 

Please send both items together to:

By Mail— Agamim Classical Academy, ATTN: Human Resources, 1503 Boyce Street, Hopkins, MN 55343

Employment Details

Per state statute, employee children are granted preference for enrollment. Please see our Enrollment Policy for more information. Teachers also must participate in the Minnesota Teacher’s Retirement System. Benefits packages are included for employees who work more than 30 hours per week, and compensation is negotiated on an individual basis. Please see our board-approved academic calendar posted on the Agamim website for more information about teacher training dates in early August.

*Agamim Classical Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Agamim Classical Academy, 1503 Boyce Street, Hopkins, MN 55343