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Jungle preschool/kindergarten looking for inspiring, engaging educators in Panama


Manglares Discovery School
Located in Playa Venao, a beach town in coastal Panama

Start Date: February 1, 2021

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Panama’s borders have reopened, and we’re looking for an adventurous, fun, and creative early education teacher to join us!

If you believe in developing the whole child, love working with children aged 3 to 7, believe that life is an adventure, love nature, believe in the hidden potential of children, and want to try living in a tropical paradise, this position might be a great fit for you!

The position requires relocation to Panama. The rural location has been minimally affected by the pandemic so life is somewhat normal.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

We are a Reggio Emilia-inspired microschool. Our classroom is located at the entrance of a forest, with a waterfall right in the middle of campus. The children have opportunities to embrace and learn from nature, whether by observing monkeys, dissecting owl pellets, raising frogs, or conducting experiments in the river.  The candidate must have experience engaging children and ability to create and lead thoughtful child-led projects. The candidate must also have some familiarity teaching phonics to children.

The class size ranges from 3 to 8 children. Our school is focused on developing the whole child; academic as well as social and emotional well being.

The candidate must embrace positive discipline, be open-minded and willing to adapt and incorporate various learning tools, pay attention to the students’ learning needs & interests, lead discussions, model a love of learning. The ideal candidate has experience working with projects, but not necessary.

Most importantly, the candidate must be willing to adjust to a new environment & culture (a slower pace of life) and enjoy nature (or learn to embrace it)

Salary & Benefits

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Program Description

Manglares Discovery School is a private microschool in its third year. Our students range from age 2 to age 9 and the school serves the nearby beach community of Playa Venao.
Our website describes our school in more detail ( Or on Instagram (@manglaresedu)

Contact Info

Aya Osuga,

Your support will help us advance the quality of every child's one childhood.

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.