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Certified Educator

General Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director, the classroom teacher is responsible for providing a differentiated instructional program, assessment, and management of their multi-age class of diverse learners. This position, in collaboration with faculty and staff, is responsible for building the social and emotional, communication, regulation, and academic foundations; developing lesson plans, independent learning exercises, materials, and methods that support the needs of the individual child and whole-group cohesion. The candidate will possess the skills to facilitate learning - not merely provide access to information - with a strong grounding in compassion, love, and understanding.

As part of the Mosaic Pathways' team, teachers are part of school-wide events and activities that are central to students’ experiences and to the school’s culture, including school play, research projects on themes and interests, and other performances and/or presentations.

Essential Duties

  • Creatively designs and implements curriculum and instruction consistent with the mission, values and monthly theme established by Mosaic Pathways, employing a variety of teaching styles and learning opportunities;

  • Create varied opportunities for individualized learning, including scaffolding curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners.

  • Develop a cohesive class culture and provide students with leadership opportunities in the school and broader community; integrating our core concepts (trust, sharing, belonging, responsibility, and respect) into daily classroom experiences (job partners, reading buddies, free play, etc.);

  • Embed interests and experiences of students into curricula while attuned to age-appropriate standards and competencies;

  • Ensures the classroom, lessons and materials foster diversity, inclusion and belonging;

  • Assesses students’ learning regularly to evaluate their abilities, strengths and challenges;

  • Evaluates students’ work alongside grade-level proficiencies, building students’ confidence, independence and accountability; 

  • Documents each student’s understanding of the learning occurring as expressed and demonstrated using various methods, including but not limited to, formative and summative assessments, projects, papers, collaborative work, classwork, presentations, class discussions, one-on-one conferences, and self-reflection on the student’s part that follows the child’s journey at the school;

  • Collaborates with colleagues on curriculum development and on enhancing instructional practices and strategies; collaborative participant in team meetings with faculty, staff, and parents;

  • Establishes effective communications and relationships with diverse audiences -- faculty, staff, service professionals, community professionals/organizations, students and parents/guardians; 

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

  • Devise (and revise) course materials from year to year. Be inspired by your own passions and knowledge, previous teaching experience, and collaboration with other faculty/staff.

  • Provide loving, strengths-based, age-appropriate guidance for students’ social, emotional and intellectual growth; be a patient and compassionate facilitator for students’ management of their own learning.

  • Model excitement about learning, being part of a team, and recognizing the variety of strengths individuals bring to the table.

  • For students with IEP’s, understand student evaluations and learning plans (i.e. IEPs, services plans, psycho-educational evaluations, etc.), provide explicit instruction to meet goals and objectives, document data, and implement related accommodations andmodifications.

  • Participates in required non-classroom activities including parent/student conferences, faculty meetings, field trips, special activities and performance events;

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

  • Attends all trainings, parent-teacher conferences, events, and faculty meetings;

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

  • Helps to maintain school policies, protocols and expectations;

  • Completes required reports and tasks in a timely professional manner;

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least three years of experience leading a classroom at the elementary/middle level; experience in independent schools and/or alternative learning environments a plus, but not necessary.

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

  • Methodical and organized.

  • Proven achievement and performance history of strong student and community relations.

  • Committed to a strengths-based approach to nurturing students’ social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.

  • Competent, compassionate, and flexible in providing a positive and successful environment for all kinds of learners and temperaments including issues of giftedness, gender, race, and learning differences.

  • Advocate for students’ need for play and movement.

  • Non-dogmatic in adherence to specific teaching pedagogies.

  • Love the natural world and a desire to instill that reverence in students.

  • 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, flexibility and a good sense of humor;

  • Ability to follow all policies and procedures of Mosaic Pathways as written in the private education association member handbook;

  • 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:

Mosaic Pathways is accepting applications from qualified candidates. Interested candidates should submit their application materials to Please be prepared to submit a cover letter, resume, and references.

Excited about this opportunity, but don't meet every single requirement listed in the job description? 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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