Parental Leave - Lower School Music Teacher
LREI seeks educators committed to exploring progressive pedagogy. Candidates with diverse experiences are encouraged to apply.
Overview of Position
Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School seeks a Lower School music teacher to fill a parental leave position from April 8th to June 11th. Candidate will be responsible for teaching First through Fourth grade general music classes. Must be able to play piano or guitar. Orff Schulwerk training a plus.
Overview of School
Founded in 1921 by Elisabeth Irwin (a contemporary and colleague of John Dewey, Caroline Pratt, and Lucy Sprague Mitchell), The Little Red School House, has been at the vanguard of pedagogical innovation since its founding. LREI’s goal is to educate students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners and to pursue academic excellence and individual achievement, in a context of respect for others and service to the community. We believe that learning should be active and experiential, with the school providing abundant opportunities for students to excel. We accept students with a range of abilities and talents who can take full advantage of a rich and demanding academic program in which each student is both challenged and supported. We seek to create within the school a community built on understanding and respecting others. Thus, our student body traditionally reflects the racial and cultural diversity of our city, and our curriculum is built on inter-disciplinary studies to promote understanding of many cultures. While individual achievement is encouraged and rewarded, our program underscores the value of shared goals, friendship and cooperation in mastering difficult tasks. The progressive ideals that in 1921 gave life and inspiration to the school — academic excellence and creativity, active learning and innovative teaching, respect for the individual and responsibility to the community-continue to guide the school today. LREI is located in vibrant Greenwich Village and classes venture forth often to use the neighborhood and the city to provide rich learning experiences.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Elena Jaime, Lower School Principal via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL, PLEASE WRITE: PARENTAL LEAVE MUSIC TEACHER. Include your name in the title of all documents. No phone calls please.