Sabot at Stony Point, a Reggio-inspired preschool through 8th grade school in Richmond, VA, seeks a full-time teacher for its lower school. This new teacher will join a cohesive, committed, and talented team whose members are garnering national attention for their ground-breaking work.
The Lower School Teacher will collaborate with his/her co-teacher, students, and parents to create and sustain a strong learning community. The Lower School Teacher will support an early elementary class covering all curriculum subjects except Physical Education.
Our school’s teaching priorities include:
Social and emotional learning and relationships
Diversity, inclusivity, and equity
Investigative research, inquiry, and collaborative project work
Mathematics, reading, and writing
Representation of thinking in various media
Documentation of learning
Hold a bachelor’s degree or better from an accredited college or university or equivalent in pertinent experience
Understand child development
Have a deep interest in students as learners
Be able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing
Be able to collaborate with others in an open way
Be able to work both indoors and outdoors
Upon employment, be able to pass criminal background checks
About Sabot at Stony Point
Sabot at Stony Point is a democratic community that supports collaboration so that children, teachers, staff members, and parents gain understanding together. In
our approach, everyone teaches and everyone learns. As one student put it, “See, because knowledge is so big, just one person can’t know it all; we have to work together.”
Our Reggio-inspired, social constructivist curriculum is inquiry-based and driven predominantly by the children’s interests. They are able not only to meet the challenges we set before them, but also to set challenge before themselves. We believe that children’s spirit of inquiry, as well as their investment in and ownership of their work, are sustained when adults treat the children’s interests and questions with seriousness and respect.
We favor concepts and questions that help students acquire the tools of research in a variety of disciplines and achieve specific learning objectives, yet provide latitude for students to explore related questions and themes. Our approach is one that recognizes the whole child and focuses first and foremost on social-emotional
learning and relationships as the necessary educational foundation.
Read more about our approach at http://www.sabotatstonypoint.org/approach