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Teaching Opportunity

Upland Hills School is an independent school community that educates students ages 4 to 14. Our program focuses on teaching the whole child by integrating social, emotional, academic, physical, and artistic learning, and grounding that learning in the abundant beauty of the natural world.

Our school campus is situated on 31 rolling acres of woods, meadows, and wetlands in Oxford, Michigan. We are bordered by the acreage of Upland Hills Farm and Bald Mountain State Recreation Area. We have a working garden on the farm which supplies a farm-to-table food program for our students and the school community.

We are seeking two full-time teachers to join our small, dedicated team of educators in the 2021-2022 school year:

  • 6-8 year-old classroom teacher
  • 7-9 year-old classroom teacher

Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and adaptive, and resonate with our community’s mission and values. We seek explorers of the natural world, with the stamina and enthusiasm to thrive and delight in our outdoor environment alongside the children in all weather. Preference will be given to candidates who pursue and practice their own interests and hobbies and have the capability to develop them into afternoon elective classes for mixed-aged groups of students. We seek a diverse mix of talented people in our community and encourage applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities to apply.

UHS teachers encourage students to form a vision of fair and equitable community through active participation in their classrooms, our school community, and beyond. UHS is dedicated to a vision of global social justice and citizenship and was founded on principles set forward by such great thinkers as Buckminster Fuller. By aligning this vision with self-knowledge and the support of parents, UHS teachers guide our students to recognize their unique gifts and how best to offer them to this world with love, joy, and generosity.

UHS teachers recognize and embrace diversity in learning styles and work collaboratively with students to build knowledge through experiential learning and engaging, open-ended processes. Students are invited to be curious, to think deeply and creatively, and to work from their passions while also being guided into accepting challenges with an open mind and heart.

UHS teachers are intentional with instruction and are reflective practitioners. They continually grow as educators by both learning from their students and seeking professional development. They provide a loving, safe, and consistent environment for learning. They prioritize human relationships while providing a balanced curriculum that is both academically rigorous and filled with opportunities for play.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: rob.himburg@uplandhills.org

Or call: 248-693-2878 to learn more about the school and teaching positions.