Middle School English & Humanities Teacher

Oak Farm Montessori School | Avilla, IN, United States

Posted Date 8/06/2019

Join an innovative educational environment that supports students as creative, collaborative critical thinkers, citizens and individuals.

Oak Farm Montessori School is an infant through 11th grade program with the mission to “provide a Montessori environment that inspires children to reach their potential through meaningful work”.  The school is located on a beautiful 100 acre campus in Northeastern Indiana.  Oak Farm Middle School Program instructional design is individualized by students under the guidance of “teacher guides”.  The goal is to provide hands-on, project-based learning with adult-world connections. Candidates should be open to a dynamic, collaborative, innovative, close-knit community with the individual students at the center of the curriculum.  This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a collaborative team, working together to craft a new approach to adolescent education that is unique to our area.


Working at Oak Farm:

  • Full-time annual teaching agreements are typically written with 180 (minimum) work days
  • Compensation is competitive and based on credentials/experience
  • Benefit options for eligible employees for 2018-19 included: Health, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance, Paid Sick and Personal Time, Paid Medical Leave, Long Term Disability, Tuition Remission, 403b, Professional Development
  • School Calendar (August through June)
  • Exceptional professional growth opportunities
  • Oak Farm Montessori School is an at-will employer



Middle School English & Humanities Teacher-

  • Bachelors or higher degree in Secondary English or Language Arts Education or English, Literature, or Writing
  • Minimum 2 years of classroom experience with middle or high schoolers
  • Experience with interdisciplinary units of study
  • Passionate about the world
  • Interest in working on a farm with animals and plants
  • Collaborative, curious and creative
  • Willingness to be member of community- beyond classroom instruction
  • Lifelong learner

Conditions of employment:       

  • Training for Montessori Secondary Teaching Credential at CMSTEP in Cincinnati, OH (Total of 8 weeks of training over 2 or 3 summers, sponsored by Oak Farm)
  • 2 overnight week long trips per school year
  • Availability to teach one after school club based on interest if needed
  • Support planning and implementation as requested by the Secondary Director or Head of School

Willingness and ability to:

  • Create field studies
  • Create opportunities for service learning

Interest and awareness in:

  • Developing and supporting social, emotional and academic growth of young adults
  • Working on a farm with animals and plants
  • Hands-on/ Project Based learning
  • Student choice and leadership
  • Positive Discipline
  • Sustainability and environmental education
  • Solving world’s challenges


Please send resume and letter of interest to Allena Knepper, Human Resources Director aknepper@oakfarmschool.com. We are currently accepting applications and interviewing candidates for the 2019-2020 school year.


Oak Farm School is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(260) 897-4270

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