25 Apr 2022

Teacher Elementary Classroom Lead Teacher

School for Community Learning
 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States

Job Description


The School for Community Learning Teacher

As a teacher committed to being a contributor to a collaborative culture, a SCL teacher is:

  • Excited about and committed to collaborating with colleagues in order to create the ideal learning environment for each child. 
  • Passionate about teaching and learning, and demonstrates that passion with colleagues, students, and families.
  • A proven and effective team member who values the ideas of others and brings their own ideas to the table for the greater good.


As a teacher committed to continuous personal and professional growth, a SCL teacher is: 

  • Committed to scholarly, ongoing professional development in the areas of education, teaching and learning, learning theory, sustainable education, and equity. 
  • Aware of current research of progressive best practices and can provide examples of implementation in their work with students and teachers. 
  • Open to innovations in the area of teaching, learning and technology with the ability to adjust to changes and implement them in the classroom and the school.


As a teacher who embodies a strong work ethic, a SCL teacher is:

  • Committed to working hard and has the professional will to put forth effort toward the attainment of individual and group goals. 
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in order to achieve short and long term, individual and group goals. 
  • Able, motivated, and passionate about leading projects by effectively managing multiple tasks.


As a teacher who is committed to creativity and innovation, a SCL teacher is: 

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change with the ability to be flexible in the face of adversity and challenge. 
  • Someone who sees possibilities first and obstacles as a welcome challenge.
  • Willing to take risks in the name of creativity and innovation in order to provide the optimal learning experience for children and families.
  • Grounded in an informed belief in progressive, non-traditional teaching and schools with the ability to clearly articulate that belief and implement practices that model that belief.
  • A problem solver with the proven ability to adapt in an innovative environment that embraces creativity and change.


As a teacher committed to social justice and equity, a SCL teacher is:

  • Can implement and use culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy.
  • Personally and professionally committed to the concepts of social justice and equity. 
  • Committed to the sustainability of an inclusive, anti-racist, equitable learning environment for all students. 
  • Committed to honoring and teaching the whole child. 
  • Committed to working with colleagues, board members, students, families, and community members across difference with a faculty that reflects the local community. 
  • Fully committed to SCL’s belief to “end the predictive value of race, class, gender, and special needs on success in school”. 


Our lead teacher position is for a combined grade classroom ( 3rd/4th). We are a progressive school by philosophy and practice. This is an ever-changing and growing teacher practice. An SCL teacher must be interested and open to the progressive school model, even if they have not taught in these schools in the past.

Our lower school (K-5) uses Readers and Writers Workshop, Investigations Math, and Responsive Classrooms as the base of our academic curriculum. We work with Education for Sustainability; the out of doors and surrounding community are second classrooms.

Our goal is to be responsive to student inquiry and project-based in much of our work.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply or have any questions please contact us at All job applications should include a cover letter, resume, and recommendation letters on demand. Please look at our website before applying. We will be in touch with all applicants as soon as possible. Thank you for doing the work you do!

Bureaus: Indiana. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 5 days.