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High School English & Social Studies Teacher Posted May 08
Ecology Learning Center , Unity, ME
The Ecology Learning Center is a public charter school in Waldo County, Maine with the mission to deeply root students in Maine’s ecological and cultural landscapes, foster authentic real-world learning through mentorship and craft, and cultivate compassionate and resilient leaders prepared to engage in the challenges of today and tomorrow. The Ecology Learning Center opened September 1, 2020, enrolling 48 students in grades 9 and 10, and will expand to 96 students in grades 9-12 by 2022. The Center was authorized as the tenth and final charter school in Maine following a rigorous application process, and operating a successful pilot program for the past two years.

We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. Our goal is to prepare students for college and careers while focusing on rural community development and environmental stewardship.

We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated teachers who are team-oriented, committed to student success, and inspired by the opportunity to help launch an innovative school.

The English Language Arts & Social Studies teacher will inspire and motivate students to strengthen their word craft and take action as global citizens. English and Social Studies will be taught as separate subjects. However, each class will support the content of the other and align with school-wide environmental themes. The teacher will coach students to become authors, storytellers, detectives, historians, and active participants in their communities, knowledgeable about how the past informs our present and prepared to effect positive change. Lessons will engage students in real-world learning through field studies and volunteer work.