Country
Panama
Employment Type
Contractor
Contract Length
3-6 Months 6-12 Months 1 Year+
Student Level
Early Childhood Pre-School Elementary

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Job Qualifications

  • education
  • teaching experience
  • special education
  • reggio emilia
  • PYP

Job Benefits

  • salary compensation based on experience
  • professional training

Job Description

We are looking for adventurous, fun, and creative teachers to join us!

Manglares Discovery School is a private microschool in its fifth year, set at a secluded, natural jungle campus. Our students range from age 3 to age 11, and the school serves the nearby beach community of Playa Venao. Our school is focused on developing the whole child; academic as well as social and emotional well being.

Our early education uses a Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, and the area offers much potential in terms of inquiry extensions. For example, the campus is home to a waterfall; we get almost daily visits from three species of monkeys and other birds and animals. The local community has various interesting cultural traditions. Our student-teacher ratio is approximately 6 children to 1 teacher for preschool (but often less), and 10-12 to 1 for elementary.

Our elementary grades use US-based curriculum of reading, writing, language arts, math, science, and social studies. The candidate must have experience leading a homeroom class and display familiarity with engaging children, create lesson plans. PYP or project experience is a plus. The class size ranges around 10-15 students.

We started with a single, early-education classroom, but have since expanded into elementary grades. We unfortunately had a departure in our 4th/5th grade classroom, and we are looking for 1 teacher to bring the inquiry-driven spirit into the homeroom class.

Our teachers bring diverse perspectives and love engaging with the children. The candidate(s) must embrace positive discipline, be open-minded and willing to adapt and incorporate various learning tools, pay attention to the students’ learning needs & interests, lead discussions, inspire collaboration and reflection, model a love of learning. The candidate(s) must have experience being in a classroom and display familiarity with lesson planning and classroom management. Experience with special education is also a plus.

If you believe in developing the whole child, love working with children, believe that life is an adventure, love nature, believe in the hidden potential of children, and want to try working at a growing school in a tropical location, this position might be a great fit for you!

The position requires relocation to rural Panama. Playa Venao is often regarded the surfing capital of Panama with consistent year-round waves. The candidate(s) must be willing to adjust to a new environment & culture (a slower pace of life) and enjoy nature (or learn to embrace it)

Our website describes our school in more detail (https://manglares.rocks). Or on Instagram (@manglaresedu)

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