Do you believe in an educational process that supports diverse high school students in finding and nurturing their gifts and passions, rather than teaching to standardized tests and curricula? Would you like to empower students to explore and examine their lives and the world around them through your courses? Do you think classes can be taught in cross-curricular experiences that are meaningful to teens? Does a boarding school that bases its disciplinary approach on relationships and respect resonate with you?
At ERS & PDC, our teachers work together to develop empowering active learning opportunities for our students. We care about each other’s success, our student’s experience, and work hard to constantly innovate. We are committed to our students and through that experience, contributing to progressive secondary school reform efforts across the country. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out our website (www.eaglerockschool.org) to get a better feel for the School and Professional Development Center. We’ll be honest; ERS & PDC isn’t for everybody. If you believe students need to be “taught lessons,” you think instructors should follow a set of standard curriculum documents, or that learning should only occur during the traditional school day, this school is not for you. If you are looking for a job rather than a lifestyle, you won’t fit here. But if you’ve got boundless energy, an inherent trust in the ability of students, a passion for individual expression through reading and writing, a deep desire to work on both school wide initiatives and with individual students, and you have ambitions to impact secondary education nationally, we want to hear from you.
Learn more about each of the two openings below and through the "Learn more about this position" links.
The History Teacher (Societies & Cultures Instructional Specialist) serves as part of Eagle Rock’s instructional team. In general the position is involved in creating and delivering innovative curriculum, leading an instructional focus on engaging students in critically engaging with the world around them, and creating empowering and creative opportunities for students to explore and learn more about themselves as learners in and out of the classroom. Learn more about this position here.
The Guidance Counselor (Life After Eagle Rock Instructional Specialist) serves as part of Eagle Rock’s instructional team. In general the position is involved in supporting students in preparing for their life after Eagle Rock. This includes post-high school options counseling and exposure, independence planning and preparation, and creating empowering and innovative opportunities for students to explore and learn more about themselves and their future possibilities through experiences in and out of the classroom. Learn more about this position here.