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First Grade, Lower School - The Blake School

Posted on 2024-02-20 3:21:42 PM

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The Blake School seeks to hire an imaginative, caring and talented educator to lead a first grade classroom beginning in the 2024-25 school year. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with first grade students, experience implementing best practices in progressive, constructivist early childhood education, a lively intellect and a thoughtful approach to education. Blake&#8217;s Early Learning Center is a Reggio-inspired program with an emphasis on reflective teaching, emergent curriculum and documentation of children&#8217;s learning. Experience with the Science of Reading, Teachers College Readers and Writers Project, Singapore-based math and teaching phonemic awareness is preferred. This is a 1.0 FTE position on the Blake campus in Hopkins. Committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and to creating a culture that supports continuous growth and development, Blake seeks an educator who is reflective, open to feedback and eager for professional collaboration. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage productively with those who are different from them. The search committee will begin reviewing resumes immediately and will continue to welcome applications. Blake covers the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town. Strong candidates will demonstrate a creative, joyful approach to learning and teaching and dedication to continual professional learning and growth. In addition, we seek candidates who bring: * Deep respect for children and their potential * Collaborative working style * Flexibility, confidence and a sense of humor * Strong organizational skills; resourceful planning * Knowledge of children&#8217;s social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental stages * Effective classroom management skills * Reggio-inspired educational philosophy with expertise in process-oriented learning and teaching For full job description and to apply, visit www.blakeschool.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blakeschool.org%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cf65e4de554d841f2b6bc08dc3259ed96%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638440609020448697%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=b4VSNdnfaAuliI8Jg6ibd3qMk%2FfF9YGKsawXVBsKciA%3D&reserved=0>.

The Blake School seeks to hire an imaginative, caring and talented educator to lead a first grade classroom beginning in the 2024-25 school year. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with first grade students, experience implementing best practices in progressive, constructivist early childhood education, a lively intellect and a thoughtful approach to education. Blake’s Early Learning Center is a Reggio-inspired program with an emphasis on reflective teaching, emergent curriculum and documentation of children’s learning. Experience with the Science of Reading, Teachers College Readers and Writers Project, Singapore-based math and teaching phonemic awareness is preferred. This is a 1.0 FTE position on the Blake campus in Hopkins. Committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and to creating a culture that supports continuous growth and development, Blake seeks an educator who is reflective, open to feedback and eager for professional collaboration. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage productively with those who are different from them.


The search committee will begin reviewing resumes immediately and will continue to welcome applications. Blake covers the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.

Strong candidates will demonstrate a creative, joyful approach to learning and teaching and dedication to continual professional learning and growth. In addition, we seek candidates who bring:

  • Deep respect for children and their potential
  • Collaborative working style
  • Flexibility, confidence and a sense of humor
  • Strong organizational skills; resourceful planning
  • Knowledge of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental stages
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Reggio-inspired educational philosophy with expertise in process-oriented learning and teaching

For full job description and to apply, visit www.blakeschool.org.