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Certified Educator 

32+ hrs/week

General Summary

The classroom teacher is responsible for creating a differentiated program and supporting a multi-age group of diverse learners. This position is responsible for building the social and emotional, communication, regulation, and academic foundations; self-directed learning and methods that support the needs of the individual child and whole-group cohesion. The candidate will possess the skills to offer opportunities to learn, with a strong grounding in compassion, love, and understanding.

Essential Duties

  • Creatively offer opportunities to engage with foundations of learning embedded in student interests and passions. 

  • Develop a cohesive class culture; integrating our core concepts (safety, well-being, respect) into daily classroom experiences;

  • Ensures the classroom and materials foster diversity and inclusion;

  • Observes each student’s understanding of the learning occurring as expressed through various methods (discussions, interactions, engagement with materials, projects, and self-reflection on the student’s part) that follows the child’s journey;

  • Establishes effective communications and relationships with diverse audiences -- students and parents/guardians, guides, community professionals; 

  • Exhibits a growth mindset about teaching practices and works toward personal goals and development;

  • Provides calm and nurturing guidance for students’ social, emotional and intellectual growth; patience and compassion are key elements to co-regulation for students;

  • Provides effective supervision of students to promote a safe and healthy environment and learning experience; 

  • Attends trainings and meetings;

  • Maintains a professional working atmosphere and confidentiality of information in relation to staff, children, families, and co-workers.


  • Experience teaching at the elementary/middle level; experience in Reggio/self-directed/ alternative learning environments a plus, but not necessary;

  • Willing to work with and be mentored by current faculty;

  • Committed to supporting the nervous system using nonviolent communication and declarative language;

  • Competent, compassionate, and flexible in providing a supportive environment;

  • Advocate for students’ need for play and autonomy;

  • Experienced in (or at least intrigued by) alternative approaches to education.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and flexibility;

  • Ability to model honesty, accountability, understanding, tolerance, respect, love and kindness for the students;

  • Ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure, and treat everyone with respect;

  • Displays curiosity, a positive attitude, and a good sense of humor;

  • Demonstrate professionalism, engagement, and kindness to all children and families regardless of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity or expression.

Education and Training

  • Certified teacher in a relevant field (ex: Education, Environmental Science, Math, English, History, STEM, etc.) OR an equivalent experience.

  • Technologically competent, including working knowledge of personal computers, google docs, and tablet-based communication apps.

  • Understanding of principles, philosophy, and practices in child development and education.

Special Requirements:

Must be able to complete a background check.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to

Excited about this opportunity, but don't meet every single requirement?

At Mosaic Pathways, we emphasize diversity, inclusion, open minds, and compassionate hearts over any experience or credentials. Even if you do not meet every qualification, we encourage you to apply and see if you would be a great fit for our growing community!

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