Careers at Paideia
Why Teach at Paideia?
The strong sense of community is what brings so many people to Paideia--teachers and families. Teachers genuinely care about their students, their families, and each other. Because teachers are valued and supported, they are able to do their very best work. Teachers are given respect and autonomy in the classroom allowing them to craft courses that are meaningful to teachers and students alike. It is a community that thrives on learning and encourages its teachers and students to value education as a lifelong pursuit.
“Every day I get to refine my understanding of the academic subjects I love the most...I enjoy spending time with young people. But what keeps me teaching is that...a significant part of being a teacher is just being myself, in the best way I know how. And a large part of what makes Paideia great are the faculty who inspire students with a myriad of ways to be, pursuits to follow, and things to care about, just by being themselves.”
- Dave Fergemann, STEAM Coordinator
Welcome to Paideia! We hope you will explore our website to learn more about our community. After reviewing the employment opportunities and job descriptions, we invite you to apply on our website, which will allow us to review your materials, talents, and qualifications. You can also include supporting documents to help us get to know you better.
After reviewing each candidate’s materials, we will decide if we would like to have a phone interview. After a series of these, we will then select candidates to interview on campus, which includes speaking with administrators and faculty members, as well as observing classes. Visiting campus is an important part of our interview process and will give you a sense of what it means to teach at Paideia.
Thank you for your interest in Paideia. If you have any questions, please let us know.
The teaching community at Paideia focuses on a supportive environment for all new teachers through meaningful professional development, first year mentors for all teachers, and continued work on diversity and inclusion.
We encourage all teachers and administrators to participate regularly in professional development because we feel strongly that the best teachers are ones who are actively invested in their own learning. Our commitment to provide support for professional growth includes financial assistance for teachers pursuing outside coursework, attending workshops and conferences, visiting other schools, and doing research or activities related to their teaching lives.
We provide in-house classes, lectures, issues groups, and workshops to further professional growth. On-campus groups include everything from the Art and Science of Learning to a diversity book club, mindfulness practice to leadership training. Last year over 62 percent of faculty participated in professional development opportunities on campus.
In addition, teachers attend national conferences every year, such as the People of Color Conference, the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning, and EdTech Teachers. Teachers also have the opportunity to apply for summer grant work to broaden their curriculum. Previous recipients have traveled and studied in Japan, Costa Rica, Ireland, and Peru.