Website Green Acres School

Summary Description:

Green Acres School is seeking a full-time First Grade Lower School teacher to join our dynamic staff community for the 2024–2025 school year.  Lower School teachers at Green Acres enjoy a highly collaborative environment as they work to promote the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child in the program. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to foster a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, and critical thinking skills in elementary-aged children. The candidate will also demonstrate fluency in creating and facilitating a student-centered program, featuring an inclusive classroom environment, intentional use of both indoor and outdoor learning spaces, an effective repertoire of classroom management strategies that align with a progressive educational philosophy, and a differentiated curriculum to meet students where they’re at. This teacher possesses the know-how to assess, develop, and extend children’s skills in core academic subjects (language arts, math, and social studies) through an enriching, rigorous, developmentally appropriate hands-on program. The ideal applicant will model joy, curiosity, determination, intellect, and compassion (our mission statement words) in all that they do, inspiring those same qualities in their students.


-Provide instruction and intervention using the Really Great Reading program (Blast), as well as other tools, including, but not limited to, Phonographix, Read Naturally, and Orton-Gillingham.
-Provide instruction and intervention using an intentionally designed and chosen math curriculum, along with supplementary materials and resources.
-Provide students with academic differentiation, including support and enrichment, as necessary.
-Conduct various ongoing assessments for students in all core academic areas.
-Across topics, meet the needs of a diverse range of learners.
-Exhibit an approach to teaching that encourages deep knowledge and conceptual fluency, using a curriculum and pedagogy consistent with Green Acres’ progressive philosophy.


-A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
-A background in curricular and pedagogical innovation and classroom teaching experience relevant to this position.
-A sincere love of working with children, a passion for all core academic subjects, and a love of teaching.
-Curiosity and a growth mindset.
-Ability to provide differentiated instruction.
-Experience integrating technology into the curriculum in a way that is consistent with progressive practices.

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy to All three items are necessary for an application to be considered. Questions may be addressed to or 301.881.4100.

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