The Miami Valley School (MVS). Our mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For almost 60 years, MVS has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio, community. Here, faculty are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Here, every member of the MVS community is committed to transformative immersive learning in the classroom and during our Immersion term. Equally important is our commitment to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), through which our students learn the skills and competencies necessary to navigate an ever-shifting world with confidence and curiosity. Here, we learn because we do.
The Role. MVS is seeking a passionate and skillful teacher, who is eager to invest their talents in our early childhood school. They should establish a supportive and engaging environment for early childhood students and be committed to developing critical and creative thinkers who collaborate and communicate effectively. This new faculty member will be joining a team that strives to represent the diversity of the MVS community by creating and implementing culturally inclusive and responsive curricula as well as demonstrating a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles including The Reggio Method, Waldorf, and Montessori.
The Opportunity. All members of MVS’ vibrant faculty bring the school’s mission and vision to life each day for students and families in the Dayton community. Each day we live out our mission through our core values: integrity, celebration, grit, and kindness. As a part of our dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to:
Expand Global Leadership. MVS is known for its academic and extracurricular programming, and with you on our team, we will continue to grow with our students as leaders of Global Citizenship and stewards of civil discourse.
Enhance Cultural Experiences. Through your instruction and development of an inspiring Immersion Learning Program, you and your students will experience the world, explore passions, and dive deep into content.
Develop Character and Wellness. To support the overall wellness of our vibrant community,you’ll have the opportunity to meaningfully connect and collaborate with students and families.
Innovate. As we continue to develop our Immersive Learning programming, you will be part of a team that is enhancing professional learning nationwide and becoming a thought leader for immersive learning experiences that stretch beyond the traditional school experience. Here, you and your team will integrate academics, hands-on activities, and scholarly habits via cross-curricular designs and models of learning.
Couple Academic Rigor with Increased Accessibility. Through your intentional planning and development of coursework, our students will explore their unique learning needs, utilize critical thinking, and begin to think about and create solutions for today’s pressing challenges.
Collaborate as part of a World-Class Team. In your role teaching at MVS, you will work alongside dedicated faculty who have taught and learned all over the world and in a variety of school contexts. Your colleagues are artists, researchers, entrepreneurs, published authors, professional musicians, armed services veterans, and thespians. Most importantly, they are compassionate and caring educators committed to lifelong learning.
And, of course, you will get to Teach!In this position you will be a teaching assistant for a classroom of early childhood students.
Establish a supportive and engaging environment for students;
Demonstrate a deep belief that teachers have a unique role in empowering students to become passionately inquisitive;
Demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of teaching methods and learning needs; most importantly supporting immersive, experiential learning;
Foster the belief in each of our students, that students can and will change the world
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through engagement in ongoing professional development;
Build collaborative partnership with students, faculty, and parents;
Develop and facilitate culturally inclusive curricula and inclusive classroom practices;
Assist a teacher in a classroom of early childhood students;
Lead/Co-lead an Immersion program in January;
Prepare progress reports;
Report to the Early Childhood School Administrator;
Possess a desire to work with our youngest learners in an experiential setting;
Work collaboratively with colleagues and parents;
Possess excellent communication skills;
Ideal candidates will possess prior experience teaching in early childhood/preschool school settings;
Undergraduate or advanced degree(s) in Early Childhood Education;
Certificate in Elementary Education, preferred;
Candidates without prior teaching experience will also be considered;
Benefits. This is a part-time opportunity
Take the Next Step. Share this opportunity with your network! Learn more about our school by clicking on the embedded links. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a completedMVS employment application, cover letter, resume, outlining your suitability for the position and interest in the mission of the school to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call the school directly.
Bring Your Whole Self. MVS is committed to the Dayton community and to our mission and vision. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and will not discriminate on any basis. We seek qualified candidates from a myriad of backgrounds to join our dynamic team.
The Miami Valley School’s (MVS) mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, MVS has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. Here, faculty are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning.