Wingra School is searching for a social justice educator who will work with children ages 11 – 14 years. Ideal candidates are knowledgeable in current events and have experience or a willingness to teach controversial public issues. They are guided by principles of progressive education, equity, democratic processes, and critical pedagogy. Must be an excellent teacher who is 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.
About Wingra School
Wingra is an independent K-8 school located in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin. Our mission statement: In service of learning, we practice responsive and progressive education, and strive for equity. In service of the whole person, we embrace unique gifts, experiences, and relationships. In service of social justice, we foster responsibility, advocacy, and compassion. In service of democracy, we nurture individual and collective growth. In service of the world, we cultivate curiosity, creativity, and innovation.
- Ability to work collaboratively within a team and to communicate effectively with parents
- Belief in progressive philosophy and teaching methods
- Experience co-creating an integrated curriculum across all content areas
- Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education or in Middle Childhood Early Adolescence
- Classroom experience at the middle school age level
- Certification and professionally trained in middle childhood education
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
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.
Please send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, three letters of reference to Debbie Millon, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org