Rio Grande School

Accepting applications for our early childhood (3- and 4-year-olds) and K-6th grade programs for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please call 983-1621 or email admissions@riograndeschool.org to find out more or to schedule a visit.

Employment

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Rio Grande School, a private independent elementary school for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, is seeking candidates for the following positions:
 
1. Substitute Teachers
  • Associates degree required; BA preferred
  • Classroom experience required
  • Compensation is $16 per hour.
 
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Development and Office Administrator Megan Keller, megan_keller@riograndeschool.org.
 
Rio Grande School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and national or ethnic origin in its hiring practices.  
 
2. Rio Grande School is seeking an Early Childhood Educator to plan and implement its Pre-K summer camp.

Candidate:
  • should have significant Early Childhood experience.
  • Would ideally have an Associate’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education
  • should be certified in First Aid/CPR
  • will need to be able to pass a background check.

Interested candidates should e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and three references to neal_turnquist@riograndeschool.org or send materials to:

Neal Turnquist
Rio Grande School
715 Camino Cabra
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Rio Grande School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and national or ethnic origin in its hiring practices. 

3. Rio Grande School is seeking an Early Childhood Lead Educator. This is a full-time, 10-month position in the 4-year-old classroom beginning in August 2017. 

The School's highly trained and experienced Educators approach learning in the Pre-school environment through play based activities. Preschoolers thrive in this environment of choice, an enriched environment and a thematic based curriculum   Through inquiry, involvement and discovery they develop an enthusiasm for learning based on their personal interests and their individual level of development. The themes and interests of the children are integrated throughout their school experience with the Co- Circular Specialist Educators, who continue to enrich and develop the children’s interests and learning.

The School employs best practices to nurture social, emotional, and intellectual intelligences, creating a culture in which high-quality relationships are integral to each student’s personal and academic well being and to their desire to pursue a fulfilled life.

Rio Grande School is accredited through the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Qualified individuals should have a minimum of three years early childhood classroom experience and are preferred to have attained a degree in Early Childhood Education or Bachelor’s degree with at least 12 college credit hours in Child Development.

Compensation will be determined by years of teaching experience and highest degree earned.  Educators' salaries at Rio Grande are highly competitive.  In addition to salary, the school offers all full-time employees a retirement plan with matching contributions, medical insurance, life insurance, and both short and long term disability insurance.

The Lead Educator’s responsibilities include:

  • Preparing materials and classroom for class activities;
  • Instructing students individually and in groups, using a variety of instructional strategies;
  • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the varying needs and interests of students;
  • Implementing accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Setting expectations for student behavior and classroom decorum;
  • Collaborating with co-curricular educators to implement integrated curriculum;
  • Meeting with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress;
  • Communicating and meeting with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs;
  • Communicating with parents to share daily and weekly classroom news.

 
Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Mentoring, supporting, and guiding the Associate Educator;
  • Providing appropriate planning time for the Associate Educator and him/herself.
  • Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and educator training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence;
  • Attending all faculty meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned by the school administration.

  

Please send letter of interest and resume to Megan Keller at megan_keller@riograndeschool.org.

4. Rio Grande School is seeking an Associate Early Childhood Educator. This is a full-time, 10-month position in the 4 year-old classroom beginning in August 2017.

The School's highly trained and experienced Educators approach learning in the Pre-school environment through play based activities. Preschoolers thrive in this environment of choice, an enriched environment and a thematic based curriculum   Through inquiry, involvement and discovery they develop an enthusiasm for learning based on their personal interests and their individual level of development. The themes and interests of the children are integrated throughout their school experience with the Co- Circular Specialist Educators, who continue to enrich and develop the children’s interests and learning.

The School employs best practices to nurture social, emotional, and intellectual intelligences, creating a culture in which high-quality relationships are integral to each student’s personal and academic well being and to their desire to pursue a fulfilled life.

Rio Grande School is accredited through the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Qualified individuals should have early childhood classroom experience and are preferred to have attained at least an AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Bachelor’s degree with at least 12 college credit hours in Child Development.

Compensation will be determined by years of teaching experience and highest degree earned.  In addition to salary, the school offers all full-time employees a retirement plan with matching contributions, medical insurance, life insurance, and both short and long term disability insurance.

Under the direction of the Pre-Kindergarten Lead Educator, the Associate Educator will support classroom instruction and management in the following areas:

  • Instructing students individually and in groups, using a variety of instructional strategies;
  • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the varying needs and interests of students;
  • Implementing accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Collaborating with co-curricular educators to implement integrated curriculum;
  • Preparing materials and classrooms for class activities;
  • Enforcing rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible;

 
With the presence of the Lead Educator:

  • Meeting with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress;
  • Meeting with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs;


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Substituting for the Lead Educator when necessary;
  • Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and educator training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence;
  • Attending all faculty meetings; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the school administration.

 

The Lead Educator will:

  • Mentor, support, and guide the Associate Educator.
  • Provide an opportunity to set goals with the Associate Educator reflect on progress periodically throughout the year.
  • Designate a planning time for the Associate Educator and him/herself.

 

Please send letter of interest and resume to Megan Keller at megan_keller@riograndeschool.org

5. The 1st Grade Associate Educator is a part-time, 10-month position beginning in August 2017. Qualified individuals should have elementary school experience and are preferred to have attained at Bachelor’s degree.

The significant campus improvement in the last decade occurred in tandem with the growth of the school's curriculum, reflecting a real world, forward-thinking student experience. Rio Grande School educates early childhood and elementary school students in an academically rigorous, enriched, and student-centered program, engaging them to master, to their potential, the skill areas of reading, writing, math, speaking, and listening. The program guides students to think critically and reflect deeply, inspiring them to be excited lifelong learners, prepared to succeed as emotionally secure individuals and thoughtful, caring members of society.

The School employs best practices to nurture social, emotional, and intellectual intelligences, creating a culture in which high-quality relationships are integral to each student’s personal and academic well being and to their desire to pursue a fulfilled life.

 

Rio Grande School is accredited through the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Under the direction of the Lead Educator, the Associate Educator will support classroom instruction and management in the following areas:

  • Instructing students individually and in groups, using a variety of instructional strategies;
  • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the varying needs and interests of students;
  • Implementing accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Collaborating with co-curricular educators to implement integrated curriculum;
  • Preparing materials and classrooms for class activities;
  • Enforcing rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible;

With the presence of the Lead Educator:

  • Meeting with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress;
  • Meeting with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs;
     

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Substituting for the Classroom Educator when necessary;
  • Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence;
  • Attending all faculty meetings;
  • Performing administrative duties such as assisting in the school library, monitoring lunch and recess, and monitoring student drop-off and pick-up;
  • Other duties as assigned by the school administration.

 

The Classroom Educator will:

  • Mentor, support, and guide the Associate Teacher.
  • Provide an opportunity to set goals at the beginning of the year and with the Associate Educator reflect on progress periodically throughout the year.

 

Send cover letter and resume to megan_keller@riograndeschool.org.

6. RGS is seeking a Kindergarten Lead Educator. This is a full-time, 10-month position beginning in August 2017.

Qualified individuals should have a minimum of five years kindergarten experience and have attained at least a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.

Compensation will be determined by years of teaching experience and highest degree earned.  Educators' salaries at Rio Grande are highly competitive.  In addition to salary, the school offers all full-time employees a retirement plan with matching contributions, medical insurance, life insurance, and both short and long term disability insurance.

The Lead Educator’s responsibilities include:

  • Preparing materials and classroom for class activities;
  • Instructing students individually and in groups, using a variety of instructional strategies;
  • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the varying needs and interests of students;
  • Implementing accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Setting expectations for student behavior and classroom decorum;
  • Collaborating with co-curricular educators to implement integrated curriculum;
  • Meeting with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress;
  • Communicating and meeting with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs;
  • Communicating with parents to share daily and weekly classroom news.

 
Additional responsibilities include:

  • Mentoring, supporting, and guiding the fulltime Associate Educator;
  • Providing appropriate planning time for the Associate Educator and him/herself;
  • Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and educator training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence;
  • Attending all faculty meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned by the school administration.

  

Please send letter of interest and resume to Megan Keller at megan_keller@riograndeschool.org.

7. RGS is seeking an Associate Educator for Kindergarten. This is a full-time, 10-month position beginning in August 2017. 

Qualified individuals should a minimum of two years kindergarten experience and are preferred to have attained a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.

Compensation will be determined by years of teaching experience and highest degree earned.  In addition to salary, the school offers all full-time employees a retirement plan with matching contributions, medical insurance, life insurance, and both short and long term disability insurance.

 Under the direction of the Pre-Kindergarten Lead Educator, the Associate Educator will support classroom instruction and management in the following areas:

 Instructing students individually and in groups, using a variety of instructional strategies;

  • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the varying needs and interests of students;
  • Implementing accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Collaborating with co-curricular educators to implement integrated curriculum;
  • Preparing materials and classrooms for class activities;
  • Enforcing rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.

 
With the presence of the Lead Educator:

  • Meeting with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress;
  • Meeting with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Substituting for the Lead Educator when necessary;
  • Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and educator training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence;
  • Attending all faculty meetings; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the school administration.


The Lead Educator will:

  • Mentor, support, and guide the Associate Educator;
  • Provide an opportunity to set goals with the Associate Educator reflect on progress periodically throughout the year;
  • Designate a planning time for the Associate Educator and him/herself.

 

Please send letter of interest and resume to Megan Keller at megan_keller@riograndeschool.org