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A Captivating Childhood Education Awaits.

Elementary Teachers (Progressive Education, Nature-Based Learning)

Virginia Chance School is a leading nature-based, progressive education school in Louisville, KY serving children 2 years of age through 5th grade.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, & Justice

As a learning environment that fosters socially responsible citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers, Virginia Chance School is an inclusive community with a welcoming spirit. The diversity we affirm includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, socioeconomic status, or ability. We uphold this commitment by being welcoming to all our families, by enriching our student body, staff, and board with members from varied backgrounds; and by learning with our children how to become compassionate citizens of our world. Through these efforts to engage across differences, we connect in our shared humanity and prepare our children for a lifetime of meaningful, peaceful relationships at home and in the world.


Virginia Chance School is seeking Elementary school teachers who reflect the Mission & Vision of the School. Prospective teachers should be team-oriented; educators will work closely with their credentialed co-teacher, teaching team, and the Director of Elementary School. Eligible candidates should be able to incorporate a developmentally appropriate curriculum that addresses the whole child, adheres to progressive education tenets, and Chance’s nature-based approach to education daily. In addition, candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication and positive interpersonal skills in addition to being well-organized and timely.

This position is for the 2024-2025 school year (August 2024-May 2025).

Reports to: Director of Elementary School

Schedule: M-F, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm


A Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education is required
A Master’s Degree in Education is preferred
Professional experience working with children elementary-aged children is required.
Willingness to commit professionally to progressive education tenets, the Developing Capable Young People approach to discipline, Social and Emotional Learning, nature-based learning, and VCS’s DEIBJ initiatives, is required
Candidates must have reliable, timely transportation and be committed to timeliness

Why Virginia Chance School?

2 credentialed teachers in every classroom;
Small classroom sizes;
Teach on our beautiful 26-acre campus;
Freedom to explore your interests as an educator through instruction and professional development;
Opportunities for leadership within and outside the classroom;
Outstanding parental support and minimal disciplinary issues;
A truly connected community of teachers, staff, students and families;
Classroom budgets and planning time;
A robust schedule of paid holidays and annual breaks including fall, winter, spring and summer breaks, 1 week at Thanksgiving, and 2 weeks in December/January.
A comprehensive benefits package for all eligible, full-time, and full-time equivalent employees including retirement matching (5%), medical/dental/vision/critical illness/accident options ($300 employer contribution to medical), tuition discount and free before/after school childcare for enrolled children (25%), and employer paid life insurance policy ($25,000).
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