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First Grade Teacher


The Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri is seeking an educator in the following area for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Lower School Teacher

First Grade

The Summit, located in Springfield, MO, is a fully accredited, independent, non-profit, co-educational day school meeting the learning needs of 160 students, Early Learners through High School.  The Summit is characterized by its progressive, student-centered philosophy, academically challenging curriculum, personalized “deeper  learning” approach, motivated students, small class sizes, and talented and dedicated faculty.  Teaching at The Summit is what teaching is all about!

The Summit offers a regionally competitive salary and benefits package in a collaborative and engaging teaching community. Initial one-year contract with possibility to extend.  Reporting date August 1, 2020.

Candidate Profile:

  • Demonstrates commitment to progressive pedagogy

  • Establishes student-centered environment with an inquiry-based instructional approach

  • Integrates technology effectively

  • Exhibits excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Enjoys collaboration with colleagues to promote an integrated educational experience

  • Successfully meets challenges and solves problems creatively

  • Develops growth mindset and pursues lifelong learning


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field (Master’s preferred)

  • Teacher certification (preferred) 

  • Minimum 2 years+  classroom experience in academic field (preferred)

Interested candidates should send a current résumé and letter of interest to Katie Heet, Head of School, at  Application is open until position is filled. The Summit reserves the right to close the application process at any time.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Summit Preparatory School does not discriminate in the employment of personnel because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or handicapped status in violation of existing state or federal law or regulations.

Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree, Masters
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