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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:10 AM



We’re looking for a certified teacher for a public charter school grades 3-5 in farm & wilderness setting in Taos County, NM for the 2017-18 school year.

Roots & Wings Community School is a small, public charter school located in a rural, high mountain, desert environment north of Taos, New Mexico. The sun is bright, the snow deep, the roads dirt, the air pure, the work demanding, the teaching exciting, the kids fun, and the life good. Our 50 students in grades K-8 are diverse, quirky and curious. Our tiny campus is nestled in the foothills at 8500’ and surrounded by 700 acres of open fields, farm, and forest. Founded 17 years ago in 2000, RWCS was the first Expeditionary Learning (EL Education) school in the state and is known for its adventurous curriculum, outdoor focus and its integrated, project-based learning approach.

We’ll expect you to

Independently manage student behavior and create positive classroom culture
Plan thematic, multi-disciplinary semester-long curricular units (“Learning Expeditions”) that result in excellent student products presented to authentic audiences
Develop and implement rubrics, performance based assessments and other classroom tools to assess for student learning on a consistent basis
Employ multiple instructional strategies to meet diverse learning needs
Prepare for standardized tests using unconventional means
Encourage inquiry, investigation, curiosity and wonder, not worksheets
Plan and implement excellent, rigorous field work and service experiences off campus
Plan and lead week-long wilderness trips with others
Give and receive feedback in a professional learning community
Use proficiency based assessment of learning for grading and reporting

Salary: Salaries & benefits competitive
with NM public schools statewide

Please send your resume and a letter of interest in Word documents via email to Resumes should be sent in a word doc or PDF format with the following title: “Resume_first name_last name”. Letters of interest should be send in a word doc or PDF format with the following title: “Letter_firstname_lastname.” Send all correspondence in the same email.

Put “teacher” in the subject line. For expanded job description, please send an inquiry to the email above.
Interested parties can also apply online at

• Location: Questa, Santa Fe / Taos

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