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K-2nd Grade Lead Teacher


Naturally Grown School, Mills River NC (near Asheville NC)

Start Date: August 24, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

We are looking for a driven, bright and joyful educator to join our small school community. We work to incorporate the farm and all it has to offer into our work with the children and their educational lives. Our small school has three teachers and a total of 16 students, The students are broken into two multi age groups. Our staff works together to support one another in their work. Though planning and implementation of lessons for each age group is done independently, we work together on many projects.
We have a prek-K grade teacher, a 1 st – 2nd grade teacher and a Spanish teacher, each age group receives an hour of Spanish daily.- Students attend 8:30-2:30, with teacher contact hours from 8-3 Teachers are responsible for many administrative duties, including, but not limited to website upkeep, admissions, parent communication about inclement weather-

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

– Education in child development, early childhood (certification varies by state, both B-K and B-3 certificates welcome to apply)
– Experience as a lead or co-teacher (2 or more yrs)
-Preference given to educators with experience in co-creating curriculum with students (this may come in the form of Reggio, Project Approach or other emergent curriculum models) and to Spanish speaking educators.

Salary & Benefits

Salary $46,000, no benefits

Application Procedures

Jeff Kinzel
Please send a cover latter and resume to
closing date: until filled

Program Description

Naturally Grown is one of the only Reggio Inspired schools in the area.
The school incorporates the farm as an extension of the classroom.
The children have a multitude of resources in which to develop their critical thinking, their understanding of different cultures, and to work as a community. We also strive to create the right balance between academics and project work.

Contact Info

Jeff Kinzel
Please send a cover latter and resume to
closing date: until filled

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