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Lead Teacher at Nature Based School


Mountain Village School
Stowe, VT 05672

Start Date: August 21, 2023

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Mountain Village School is a community of young children and early childhood educators in Stowe, Vermont. We care for children from infancy to age six. We believe that children are strong, resilient, and capable learners. Our teaching practices support a sense of respect for ourselves and for others, self-help skills, kindness, and social competence. Our practice is influenced by the Reggio Emilia Approach. We also spend a considerable amount of time outside every day. Learn more about us through our online weekly newsletter:

We are currently searching for a lead teacher to join us for the 2023-2024 school year.

Responsibilities include:

Planning and implementing curriculum that is based on children\’s interests and development.
Forming respectful and responsive relationships with children
Establishing and maintaining consistent routines.
Observing and documenting children’s interests, capabilities, and temperaments in order to facilitate cognitively stimulating experiences and learning environments.
Playing outside with children in all types of weather.

Working with families to support children at school and at home.
Collaborating with and supporting co-teachers in putting Mountain Village School teaching philosophies into practice

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 1 or more years of teaching experience. A current Vermont Teaching License is strongly preferred.

Salary & Benefits

Salary: $39,000.00 – $54,000.00 per year

Dental insurance
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Health savings account
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Application Procedures

Please email cover letter and resume.

Program Description

Mountain Village School is an early childhood program in the village of Stowe, Vermont. We are a nature-based program and our practice is heavily influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach.

We build our curriculum around the interests of children. We also work hard to create beautiful, intentional, and inspiring environments for children.

We spend time outside in all types of weather. We work hard to build strong, respectful, and meaningful relationships with the natural world.

Contact Info

Sarah Tousignant, Executive Director

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