Classroom and Substitute Teachers
Wildflower Learning Community accepts resumes throughout the year. If you would like to join our community, we would love to hear from. Please read further to learn about our requirements and hiring process as well as our professional environment. Your cover letter should be addressed to Shelley and should summarize why we are a good fit for you and you are a good fit for us. We can't wait to hear from you!
Our school seeks educators with knowledge of child-directed learning and educator documentation. We insist that our educators are passionate, intellectually curious, self-motivated and self-directed learners. Being open to learning new ways of being with children is an important quality the school seeks. We also see integrity, a desire to work closely with families, love of and respect for children, and the ability to observe and listen mindfully as essential characteristics for our teachers. Please be someone who is self-reflective and willing to collaborate with other teachers, parents, children and the community. A strong knowledge of child development is desired. We also seek educators who have a genuine interest in one particular area of education, community-building or children/families that they would like to further develop. Our school supports teachers in their career endeavors both within the school as well as out in the community.
Teachers work 27 hours per week (approximately 7 hours per week for planning, preparation and documentation) during the 10 month school year and have ample time for documentation, collaboration and professional growth.
WLC is a workplace that deeply values its employees, offers opportunities for continued learning and professional development, creates an environment that respects the ideas of adults and allows a space for leadership opportunities and professional growth for all its teachers. Our vision is to support and compensate teachers in such a way that they would not dream of going elsewhere for employment! Some professional development events our staff has attended include the followings:
The Sabot Institute's Open Doors: Visiting Educators Day
The Sabot Institute's Spring Symposium Wonder, Play, and Inquiry: The Research of Childhood
The NC Encounter's Wonder of Learning workshop Ordinary Moments/Extraordinary Learning
Thinking Lens Institute: Teachers as Researchers - Developing Understanding Through Reflection and Documentation with Deb Curtis
2017 NAREA Winter Conference and the NC Wonder of Learning Exhibit
Some teacher benefits include paid sick days and holidays, paid professional development experiences (including cost of PD, hotel, gas and meal stipend), educator's library (plus a stipend to purchase additional resources), membership in NAREA and more. In addition to these benefits, our school offers extremely competitive salaries.
If you think you would like to be a part of our growth, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter.