Progressive Educator, Part-time and Full-time
December 2022 Posting
This is for an ANTICIPATED OPENING in the fall of 2023, for which we are currently taking applications.
Wingra School is growing and receiving more student applicants than at this same time last year! In anticipation of requiring additional staffing for the 23-24 school year, we are searching for progressive educators to join our team. Ideal candidates are guided by principles of progressive education, equity, democratic processes, and anti-racist teaching practices. They have a strong passion for child development and have experience with integrated curriculum and authentic assessment. They are knowledgeable in current events and have experience with or a willingness to teach complex public issues. Candidates must be an excellent teacher who is creative, resourceful, responsive, organized, and able to navigate the educational terrain with humor, flexibility, and grace.
Our teaching staff is comprised of passionate educators who recognize the innate potential that lies within every child. We encourage students to approach learning with an open, inquisitive, and critical mind and to go beyond the “facts” toward understanding the “why” and “how”. At Wingra, children are deeply known by a supportive circle of adults as well as multi-age peers. Our community is one where students are accepted as their true selves, comfortable to explore, and confident to challenge themselves to try new things; a community where curriculum is flexibly designed to meet the students’ unique needs, interests, and abilities; a community where students feel ownership of their educational journey and where their innate motivation to learn is sparked to life and fanned into a strong flame.
Wingra School, in service of social justice, strives for equity and fosters responsibility, advocacy, and compassion. We recognize the existence of institutional racism that has excluded Black, Indigenous, and other people of color from positions of power, and contributed to their discrimination, persecution, incarceration, and execution. We recognize that we live in an unjust society. We know that racial injustice has existed since before our country was formed. We recognize that we have played a role in the systems of inequality and we are working to make changes to upend that. We are seeking educators to be part of our transformation and uphold a core tenet of Wingra School’s progressive mission since its inception: to educate and to work for a more perfect union.
- Passion for teaching and commitment to the equitable education of children
- Commitment to anti-racist education and teaching practices
- Ability to work collaboratively within a team and to communicate effectively with parents
- Understanding of progressive philosophy and teaching methods
- Experience in teaching an integrated curriculum
- Experience in addressing equity and diversity issues
- Bachelor’s degree, in education and child development
- Classroom experience at the elementary childhood or middle school level (preferred)
- Teaching License (preferred)
Position runs from late August, 2023, to mid June, 2024. Applications are immediately welcome.
100% annual salary = minimum of at least $49,450, increased based on experience. This includes Salary & Section 125 Benefit amount and would be prorated for less than 100% FTE.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy (and optional letters of reference) to:
Charley Martin, Associate Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wingra School is an independent K-8 school located in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin. We value and respect all types of diversity and strongly encourage applicants from traditionally marginalized groups to apply. We prohibit discrimination and provide equal employment opportunity without regard to, and not limited to, ethnicity, religion, race, national origin, abilities, gender identity, age or genetic information. We recognize the inherent strengths that come from different viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. As an organization, we have a commitment to examining our unconscious biases and want to work toward a just, equitable, and peaceful world.