The Creative Lives After School Program (CLASP) at White River School has an immediate opening for a dynamic teacher who would be interested to supplement the position by taking on the additional role of food program manager.
Depending on skills and experience, this position may include a greater or lesser degree of involvement in curriculum planning and implementation, in meal planning and nutrition programming, and in developing our community garden.
Lead teachers will teach daily at the afterschool program and be responsible for training in and implementing strategies and principles from A Framework for Wise Education by Ellen Tadd. This includes daily, personal practices for strengthening teaching capacity in each of the seven framework categories as well as building a program that strengthens each of the Framework categories for students as individuals and in groups. Lead teachers will be required to participate in assessing students based on the Framework and creating growth plans for students in conjunction with the CLASP team, parents and teachers.
The teaching duties of this position include (at minimum) daily teaching in the afterschool program. Kitchen Management duties of this position include (at minimum) planning, preparation, and clean-up of our daily snack service as part of the afterschool program. Because we understand that children learn and play best when they are eating well, CLASP strives to serve wholesome snacks (organic, local, from scratch whenever possible).
Each day includes outdoor or indoor free play and electives/guided discovery time. Electives have included: music lessons, cooking classes, gardening, creative science, theater, drawing, art, skit-writing, dance, history, clothing design, meditation and life skills, community adventures. Teachers will help with all aspects of program delivery, including planning and site preparation, supervision of free-play, guided discovery, recess and snack periods, mentoring of individual students, and teaching in the areas of creative arts, contemplative education, the natural world, inventive science, health and nutrition, and sustainable gardening.
Teachers are required to attend community/school events such as CLASP community dinners, and assist with program volunteers, field trips, and other program related activities. Meditation practice is a required part of this job (contemplative, reflective practice to experience the tools and strategies we use with the children).
With application qualifications and interest, position could include Lead Teaching duties, and/or administration of the Child and Adult Food Care Program, a state-reimbursable nutrition system. The CACFP program provides training and programmatic support on food safety, nutrition, and food preparation for the purposes of facilitating the provision of healthy food to low-income populations.
Location/Region: White River Junction, VT