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Spark Studio Guide


Acton Silicon Valley, Redwood City, CA

Start Date: August 2, 2021

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Acton Academy Silicon Valley is a pre K-5 private school located in Redwood City that provides a truly unique and revolutionary “disruptive” educational model and is affiliated with the Acton Academy Network.

The Reggio Emilia approach and principles permeate throughout the core of our philosophy and practice. We emphasize socratic guidance as opposed to traditional teaching, mixed-aged classrooms with a self-paced curriculum as opposed to grade-levels, and life-oriented quests that culminate in a public exhibition of their learning as opposed to test scores and report cards. Within the boundaries of safe guardrails, students are empowered to be in the driver seat of their learning in an environment that is truly theirs. Moreover, our goal is to support each student on Hero’s Journeys as they seek to find callings and change the world.

We are seeking a full time Reggio Guide who is passionate about guiding children on their independent journey of life-long learning, and who possesses a depth, love, and commitment to Reggio inspiration and materials.

Guides are expected to prepare the learning environment, lead discussions, inspire our heroes to explore, be curious, and take ownership of their learning, and monitor student progress on our self-paced curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Preferred experience:
Preschool/Kindergarten Teaching: 2 years

Required license or certification:

Montessori certification (preferably AMI or AMS) and a deep understanding of the fundamentals of the Reggio Emilia Approach


Salary & Benefits

Our guides serve as pillars of our learning environment and receive competitive pay, commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures

If interested, please take a look at our website: and watch the videos in the Deep Dive section, to get a better idea of what our learning environment will look like.

Program Description

Lead guide for PreK-Kindergarten classroom ages 4-6. Guide would create and design the program from the beginning and use Reggio methodologies to create a warm, holistic and creative environment while guiding the learners to their next path of the discovery studio. Curriculum includes learning core concepts required to transition to upper grades:

Practical Life Skills, Sensorial Skills, Civilization, Science, Reading, Math, Writing, Art

Contact Info

Shannon Scordella

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