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Acton Academy (Micro Elementary School): Lead Guide

Acton Academy (Micro Elementary School): Lead Guide

Do you want to be a part of the education revolution and help change the world? If your goal is to instill your love of learning in others while advancing in your own professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative schools. Acton Academy is a private elementary that blends state-of-the-art software, quest-like projects with real world application, Socratic discussions and the Hero’s Journey in a student-centered, multi-age classroom. Acton exists to move learners (adults and children alike) on a journey that takes them from being receivers of knowledge to self-seekers of knowledge who find their callings and are capable of leading schools, businesses or community organizations if they choose.

Position Opening is at Latitude Private Academy (LPA) in Rockford, IL.

Position Description: The Lead Guide will work in partnership with the Head of School to oversee a class of up to 5 to 10 students, grades KG through Fifth. She/he will be responsible for facilitating socratic discussions, affirming students and holding them accountable to pursue a calling on their hero’s journey. Though most of the curriculum will be set already, the lead guide will play a role in evaluating and refining the existing curriculum and designing and experimenting with new projects, tools and approaches. The lead guide will also maintain classroom environment, document the class and help compile student portfolios.

Annual Pay (12 months): A significant portion of compensation package is the training one receives in this unique and powerful learning opportunity. LPA offers a salary commensurate based on experience and a bonus structure based on performance and meeting targets. Salary can range from $28k to $35k per year.

Qualifications: A deep curiosity about life and love of lifelong learning; innovative and entrepreneurial spirit (who can thrive in a startup environment); Montessori, project-based and/or experiential learning training is helpful; proven excellence in written and oral communication skills; evident passion for being on a Hero’s Journey. We seek a lead guide who loves to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve. Candidate should have a deep respect for children believing that each human has a genius within. This is a position for an independent learner who can take direction but also work with little direct guidance. Next Steps Candidate should email or fax a resume along with a thoughtful cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We seek to secure a lead guide who will be able to participate in multiple parent information sessions during the summer of 2017, but who will not start full time till fall 2017.


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