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The World Community Education Center is an independent, non-profit Montessori school located in southern Virginia, in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.Our small class sizes and unique natural environment foster a warm and caring learning community for approximately 30 students (K-12).Our teachers enjoy a supportive faculty community, well equipped classrooms, and support for continuing education.

We currently have openings on our team for positions teaching in our Montessori classrooms (Primary Teacher and Elementary Teacher) and our High School Classroom (STEM Instructor and Language Instructor).

ADOLESCENT GUIDE & STEM INSTRUCTOR

World Community Education Center is seeking an energetic and dedicated, multi-disciplinary or STEM focused Adolescent Guide to join our growing school starting August 2021. The ideal candidate will have Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree; enthusiasm for project-based learning; teaching experience, preferably in STEM subjects; experience working with a diverse group of students; excellent communication skills; the ability to work collaboratively in a team; a love for the outdoors; a passion for working with adolescents.

Our growing Middle and High School program serves a dynamic group of 10 students (grades 9 through 12). The Adolescent Guide is responsible for the educational advancement for these 10 students, utilizing principles based in the Montessori tradition of education. Specific responsibilities include planning, leading, and implementing the STEM curriculum, supporting students, communication with parents regarding student progress, and organizing and supporting a variety of student-led and hands-on projects, off-campus field studies, and service activities.

At WCEC, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and participate in community service. Responsibilities for this position also include collaboration and participation in a school-wide, co-curricular activities.

This position is between 20 to 36 hours per week (specific hours and schedule to be determined).

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing the STEM program, in consultation with school administration;
  • Create lesson plans; evaluate student performances; prepare grades and reports
  • Teach using lectures, project-based and hands-on learning experiences
  • Supporting students and tailor instruction to student needs
  • Communicate with parents regarding student progress,
  • Organize and supporting a variety of student-led and hands-on projects and field-trips.

The ideal candidate will have Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree; enthusiasm for project-based learning; teaching experience, preferably with a diverse group of students; knowledge/experience in STEM fields (particularly the sciences); excellent communication skills; the ability to work in a team; a love for the outdoors; and a passion for working with adolescents.

SCHEDULE​: This is a 9-month, part-time position, beginning August 2021. Schedule to be determined by course load. Ability to support school functions, which occasionally occur on evenings and weekends, is a plus. Compensation to be determined based on experience/ability.

Interested candidates send your letter of interest and resume to:
Atefeh Leavitt, Head of School: AtefehL@gmail.com

 

ADOLESCENT GUIDE AND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

World Community Education Center is seeking an energetic and dedicated, Adolescent Guide to teach English and Spanish in our growing school starting August 2021. Our growing High School program serves a dynamic group of 10 students (grades 9 through 12). The Adolescent Guide is responsible for the educational advancement for these 10 students, utilizing principles based in the Montessori tradition of education to teach High School level English and Literature to a mixed age group. Specific responsibilities include planning, leading, and implementing the English and Literature curriculum, supporting students, communication with parents regarding student progress, and organizing and supporting a variety of student-led and hands-on projects.

The ideal candidate will also be able to teach Spanish language at all levels of our school.

NOTE: While our ideal candidate will teach both English and Spanish, candidates who can teach only English or only Spanish should still apply.

At WCEC, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and participate in community service. Responsibilities for this position also include collaboration and participation in a school-wide, co-curricular activities.

This position is between 15 to 34 hours per week (specific hours and schedule to be determined).

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing the Language curriculums, in consultation with school administration;
  • Create lesson plans; evaluate student performances; prepare grades and reports
  • Teach using lectures, project-based and hands-on learning experiences
  • Supporting students and tailor instruction to student needs
  • Communicate with parents regarding student progress,
  • Organize and supporting a variety of student-led and hands-on projects and field-trips.

The ideal candidate will have Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree; enthusiasm for project-based learning; teaching experience, preferably with a diverse group of students; excellent communication skills; the ability to work in a team; a love for the outdoors; and a passion for working with adolescents.

SCHEDULE​: This is a 9-month, part-time position, beginning August 2021. Schedule to be determined by course load. Ability to support school functions, which occasionally occur on evenings and weekends, is a plus. Compensation to be determined based on experience/ability.

Interested candidates send your letter of interest and resume to:
Atefeh Leavitt, Head of School: AtefehL@gmail.com

 

ELEMENTARY TEACHER 

WCEC is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Elementary teacher for a mixed age (7 to 9 years old) classroom of about 10 students, to begin August 2021.

We are seeking someone who cares deeply about children and is eager to join our small, family-oriented school community on a beautiful rural campus. The ideal educator will guide students’ academic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs; challenging each child to reach their fullest potential, in accordance with the Montessori philosophy.

Responsibilities:

The Elementary teacher is the anchor for the student experience.  They are responsible for creating and maintaining the classroom environment, preparing lesson plans for each child, preparing daily group activities, facilitating smooth transitions throughout the day and supervising snack, lunch and recess. They will monitor each child’s attendance, prepare progress reports, and communicate with parents both informally and formally, through parent teacher conferences. The teacher will also attend a weekly staff meeting and work with the staff team in other capacities, as requested.

This position is approximately 34 hours per week.

 Qualifications:

Ideal candidates should possess:

  • At least one year of teaching experience or
  • B.A. of B.S Degree
  • AMI, AMS, or MACTE Elementary Montessori diploma or in training
  • Montessori Experience or in training
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A patient and nurturing character
  • Ability to maintain and create clear guidelines and expectations for students
  • Appreciation for diversity
  • Love of the outdoors and nature
  • Love of service and community
  • Enthusiasm for and experience with the age group

NOTE: We welcome newly trained Montessori teachers.  We are also happy to hear from candidates who are interested in, but do not yet have, Montessori certification.  WCEC can offer teacher training and support for candidates interested in learning and growing with us.

At WCEC, all teachers actively share in the general support and care of the school community and participate in community service. Responsibilities for this position also include collaboration and participation in school-wide, co-curricular activities.

To apply Please submit:  Letter of Introduction & Resume to Head of School, Atefeh Leavitt: AtefehL@gmail.com

 

PRIMARY  TEACHER

WCEC is seeking a dedicated and nurturing Primary teacher for a mixed age (3 to 7 years old) classroom of 7-10 students, to begin August 2021. We are seeking someone who cares deeply about children and is eager to join our small, family-oriented school community on a beautiful rural campus. The ideal educator will guide students’ academic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs; challenging each child to reach their fullest potential, in accordance with the Montessori philosophy.

Responsibilities:

The Primary teacher is the anchor for the student experience.  They are responsible for creating and maintaining the classroom environment, preparing lesson plans for each child, preparing daily group activities, facilitating smooth transitions throughout the day and supervising snack, lunch and recess. They will monitor each child’s attendance, prepare progress reports, and communicate with parents both informally and formally, through parent teacher conferences. The teacher will also attend a weekly staff meeting and work with the staff team in other capacities, as requested.

This position is approximately 34 hours per week.

 Qualifications:

Ideal candidates should possess:

  • At least one year of teaching experience or
  • B.A. of B.S Degree
  • AMI, AMS, or MACTE Primary Montessori diploma or in training
  • Montessori Experience or in training
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A patient and nurturing character
  • Ability to maintain and create clear guidelines and expectations for students
  • Appreciation for diversity
  • Love of the outdoors and nature
  • Love of service and community
  • Enthusiasm for and experience with the age group

NOTE: We welcome newly trained Montessori teachers.  We are also happy to hear from candidates who are interested in, but do not yet have, Montessori certification.  WCEC can offer teacher training and support for candidates interested in learning and growing with us.

At WCEC, all teachers actively share in the general support and care of the school community and participate in community service. Responsibilities for this position also include collaboration and participation in school-wide, co-curricular ac

About the World Community Education Center

WCEC is an independent and non-profit Montessori and Evolutionary Education™ school. For more than 45 years WCEC has been providing a spiritually and values-based education in a community setting. Located in a beautiful natural environment in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southern Virginia. Classes are sized between 5 and 10 students, serving ages from Primary (pre-K) through High School (12th grade) with a proven record of academic excellence and learning through service.

Our campus is located on an 80-acre community property with trails, stream, pond, a large organic garden, farm animals, and wildlife. Students and teachers are encouraged to explore and utilize the natural environment as a learning space. Our teachers enjoy a supportive faculty community, well equipped classrooms, and support for continuing education.

World Community Education Center has a proven record of academic excellence, learning through service, and emphasis on universal spiritual values.  The World Community Education Center is adjacent to, and strengthened by our connection to two “sister-organizations:” the World Community, one of the oldest intentional communities in the U.S., and Legacy International, an international non-profit organization serving young and emerging leaders from around the world. These organizations, and our strongly engaged parent community, provide a wealth of support, opportunities and diversity for students and staff at WCEC.  Interested job applicants can request more information about housing and association with the World Community.

WCEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. WCEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid and other school-administered programs. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.