Elementary and Middle School teaching fellows share the values expressed in Chewonki’s Mission, are intellectually curious, believe in the principles of lifelong learning, are agile problem solvers, can integrate feedback into their practice, and are growth-oriented, highly collaborative, and appropriately self-directed. Furthermore, it is essential that teaching fellows are actively pursuing teaching as their chosen career path, have a deep interest in working closely with children, and are committed to working on a team that is dedicated to the ongoing success of Chewonki Elementary and Middle School.
The Chewonki Foundation (Chewonki.org) is a year-round, nonprofit environmental education center based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Our mission is to inspire transformative growth, teach appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenge people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. We offer a place-based elementary and middle school, a semester school for high school juniors, summer camps and wilderness expeditions, outdoor education programs, a youth mentorship program, and traveling natural history programs.
The teaching fellow program provides an introduction to working at the intersection of place-based and experiential education in an independent school setting. Fellows work across the school’s programming, which includes academic classes and outdoor skill development. Fellows assist lead teachers while also holding primary areas of responsibility based on their skills and qualifications. Although the teaching fellowship is not a teacher-training program, there is an explicit mentorship structure that provides an introduction to practice, provided by the school’s leadership and faculty team.
Position Title: EMS Teaching Fellow
Employment Category: Category E
Permanent/Temporary: One academic year, renewable for a second year
Reports to: Head of Elementary and Middle School
Schedule (hours and weeks): Full time, academic year
Benefits Eligible: Yes
For a complete description and to apply, please visit: https://chewonki.org/.../employment-opportunities/
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