We believe in the joy and adventure of learning.

This job is hard.

You will work long hours. You will be asked to care about every person in the building, kids and adults alike. You will be constantly challenged to be an excellent teacher, because our kids deserve nothing but the best teacher in every classroom, every day.

 

This job is joyous.

You will have the honor of celebrating success with our kids and their families. You will see how you make a difference in the lives of children. You will join a group of adults that love what they do. You will smile every day because you know you are changing the world.

 

This job is important.

Our staff is dedicated to empowering our scholars to live joyous, fulfilling, and productive lives. We work with urgency and dedication because our kids are worth it.

 

What about curriculum?

Willow uses the Summit Learning Platform. This tool empowers teachers to customize instruction and meet each scholar’s unique needs. It helps scholars connect their long term goals to their daily actions. Scholars move at their own pace to learn skills, apply those skills to real world projects and reflect on their learning. As a mentor, you help facilitate this process by supporting scholars as they set short and long term goals, and coach them through the process.

 
 

OPEN POSITION

Food Program Director

The Willow Public School Food Program Director will oversee all aspects of the school’s Child Nutrition Program (CNP) operation, including providing scratch-cooked breakfasts, lunches and after school snacks for Willow Public School every school day. The job functions will include administering, planning, directing, assessing, implementing, and evaluating the program in order to meet the nutritional and educational needs of children, as they relate to the CNP, and as they relate to the priorities of the Willow community.

To Apply

Request the full job description by emailing a letter of interest and resume to Dan Calzaretta, Executive Director, at hiring@willowps.org


 

Open Position

Special Education Teacher

You will help our scholars with IEPs and 504 plans access the curriculum in their personalized learning time as well as during classroom and project times. At Willow our goal is to have our scholars with special needs receive services within the general education classroom whenever possible. You will work closely with our core classroom teachers to design the appropriate supports for special needs scholars.

 

Responsibilities

  • Establish strong school and classroom culture
  • Help students to handle adversity and cultivate a mindset of resilience
  • Deliver excellent results
  • Teach high-quality project based learning lessons
  • Lead a student advisory “Crew”
  • Collaborate with colleagues to build engaging, relevant projects and curriculum
  • Assist in special projects as needed and other duties as assigned or assume

 

Open Position

English & Language Arts Teacher

Humanities is co-taught by Social Studies and Language Arts teachers. You will engage our scholars in deep, meaningful work that helps illuminate personal values: what does it mean to be human? How are we all connected? What do I stand for? You will also inspire our scholars to be historians by exploring history and figuring out how we are all impacted by decisions made in the past. From investigating ancient Egypt, to busting an American history myth, you will guide our scholars to look at history in engaging and interesting ways. You will also help students make connections between their own lives and the great literature from many cultures and time periods. You will empower students to be strong writers in different genres, including fiction, poetry, essay/non-fiction, screenwriting, and more.

 

Responsibilities

  • Establish strong school and classroom culture
  • Help students to handle adversity and cultivate a mindset of resilience
  • Deliver excellent results
  • Teach high-quality project based learning lessons
  • Lead a student advisory “Crew”
  • Collaborate with colleagues to build engaging, relevant projects and curriculum

 

Open Position

Social Studies Teacher

Humanities is co-taught by Social Studies and Language Arts teachers. You will engage our scholars in deep, meaningful work that helps illuminate personal values: what does it mean to be human? How are we all connected? What do I stand for? You will also inspire our scholars to be historians by exploring history and figuring out how we are all impacted by decisions made in the past. From investigating ancient Egypt, to busting an American history myth, you will guide our scholars to look at history in engaging and interesting ways. You will also help students make connections between their own lives and the great literature from many cultures and time periods. You will empower students to be strong writers in different genres, including fiction, poetry, essay/non-fiction, screenwriting, and more.

 

Responsibilities

  • Establish strong school and classroom culture
  • Help students to handle adversity and cultivate a mindset of resilience
  • Deliver excellent results
  • Teach high-quality project based learning lessons
  • Lead a student advisory “Crew”
  • Collaborate with colleagues to build engaging, relevant projects and curriculum

 

Open Position

Math Teacher

You will help our scholars see how math is infused into real life, from designing an energy-efficient home to balancing a checkbook. You will assist all scholars to reach and exceed their personal goals, and master basic and advanced skills so that they can apply these to their projects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Establish strong school and classroom culture
  • Help students to handle adversity and cultivate a mindset of resilience
  • Deliver excellent results
  • Teach high-quality project based learning lessons
  • Lead a student advisory “Crew”
  • Collaborate with colleagues to build engaging, relevant projects and curriculum

 

Open Position

Science Teacher

You will empower our scholars to be scientists. Scholars will use the scientific method to understand the world around them. From exploring the impact of humans on our climate, to designing and building solar cell devices, you will guide our scholars to use scientific principles to solve real-world problems.

 

Responsibilities

  • Establish strong school and classroom culture
  • Help students to handle adversity and cultivate a mindset of resilience
  • Deliver excellent results
  • Teach high-quality project based learning lessons
  • Lead a student advisory “Crew”
  • Collaborate with colleagues to build engaging, relevant projects and curriculum
  • Assist in special projects as needed and other duties as assigned or assume

 

Open Position

Para Educator

We are looking for paraeducators who love being in the classroom, who know how to engage students in the joy and adventure of learning, and who are leaders in their current school. This position requires a self-motivated, collaborative professional who is deeply committed to serving students and families, and who thrives in a demanding and team-oriented culture.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the classroom teacher to help ensure that students master grade-level standards
  • Follow instructions of the classroom teacher
  • Work in a collaborative manner with the classroom teacher and school staff
  • Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
  • Demonstrate appropriate teaching techniques
  • Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline
  • Coordinate the arrival and dismissal of students
  • Participate in activities outside of the classroom