Pono Learning is currently looking to fill a part-time reading specialist position. Individuals who are balanced (personally stable, ethical and moral), energetic, child-at-heart (love to be around children and are very good listeners), interested in non-traditional educational philosophies, and who have a strong background in humane education are encouraged to apply.
General responsibilities include reading with children ages 5-7, teaching children experientially in the out-of-doors, building connections with outside agencies, supervising interns, and sharing daily responsibilities with staff members. Comfort with a wide range of up to date methods and approaches to teaching reading is required.
All Pono Learning staff are given an intensive workshop on democratic education before they start teaching and are required to participate in our Professional Development Program which focuses on democratic education; listening to children; communication; and, prejudice reduction.
To apply, submit a cover letter, current resume, three references, and any additional information you think we should consider in evaluating you as a candidate. Strong applications will address the following questions:
All materials and inquiries need to be submitted electronically as an attachment to Dr. Maysaa Bazna at Maysaa@ponolearning.org. The deadline to receive full consideration is September 14th 2012. All candidates will be informed if they were selected for a first-round interview on a rolling basis through October 8th 2012.
For more information about Pono Learning, please visit our website: www.ponolearning.org.