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Forest School Educator

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Able to create daily and weekly lesson plans that support student development and natural learning.
  • Lead daily educational programs with students teaching from lesson plans created.
  • Fostering a positive learning environment by creating a calm and joyful atmosphere, encouraging growth towards independence for each child, and assisting children in helping themselves and discovering their individual potential.
  • Supervise and be responsible for the physical, emotional, and social well-being and safety for all children in the program (15 students/class; K4-1st grade).
  • Passionate about sharing in God’s creation of the natural beauty around us.
  • Integrate and articulate gospel into every day lessons and use the Scriptures as a model guide for working with children, their families, and co-workers.
  • Responsible environmental steward and willing to teach students to be stewards of the Earth
  • Enjoys and is comfortable working outdoors in all weather, year-round while attending to children’s needs
  • Attending weekend family events and other required school events.
  • Allow children to resolve own conflicts and recognize when it is appropriate to intervene
  • Communicate with parents both formally and informally
  • Assist with daily cleaning of indoor/outdoor learning space
  • Perform physically demanding duties and chores
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and planning sessions
  • Other tasks performed as requested.