We are seeking a dynamic and interesting person to teach math and/or science to a wonderful multi-age group of 6-12 graders at an innovative independent school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD. Prospective teachers would need expertise in middle and high school math and/or science content.
Open since the fall of 2016, MYSA School is an innovative educational model that utilizes a combination of individualized mastery-based learning and experiential methods. We currently have two campuses, a 6-12 site in Bethesda, MD and a K-5 location in Georgetown, DC. MYSA is seeking math and science teachers for our middle & upper school in Bethesda. As part of a growing "micro-school" movement, our enrollment of roughly 25 students per campus offers a tremendous opportunity for teachers to individualize educational experiences for students, to build strong relationships, and promote creativity. We do most of our teaching through fully integrated, multi-disciplinary units of approximately eight weeks in duration. These units combine academic goals with strong place-based and project-based experiences.
About Mysa School
Mysa School opened in the fall of 2016 as a very small, co-educational, full-day school with students in grades 6-12. In the fall of 2017, Mysa opened another small campus in the Georgetown neighborhood of DC for grades K-5. Mysa school is a pioneering school based on the rapidly growing “micro school” model that is emerging in many places in the United States. Micro schools are modern day and forward thinking versions of the one room school house. Mysa School is a hybrid model that combines two distinct, complementary, methods of education. The first method is a hands-on, project-based interdisciplinary and cooperative system where students engage in group work and solve real world problems using resources and sites in the greater DC area. The second method utilizes individually customized academic learning platforms where each student’s classes and lessons are drawn from an extensive menu of online lessons, programs and resources from around the world. In this way, Mysa School combines the best of both worlds: a tight-knit small learning community that emphasizes the building of interpersonal skills, and at the same time, crowdsourcing via the Internet the best academic lessons, classes, and programs from around the globe – personally tailored for each student.