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The Valley School of Southern Oregon is a tuition-free public school for middle school students. The unique, hands-on, engaging learning model focuses on the S.T.E.A.M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Guided by a Montessori's philosophy, the school values and nurtures unique strengths, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, inquisitiveness, and individuality. We are currently looking for a new team meber in the following areas:

Education Director

Job description

Job Title: Education Director for a charter Montessori inspired middle school

Reports to: Board of Directors

Hours: TBD

Job Type: Part Time to Full Time

.75 to 1.0 FTE
The Valley School of Southern Oregon changes middle schoolers’ lives by fostering a culture of curiosity, creativity and community. Please visit our website,, for more information.

Equity Statement:

We believe that the TVS community has a responsibility to consciously support and promote diversity and educational equity. It is our goal to identify inequities, establish equitable policies and promote an open mindset for future TVS students and staff. We believe every student should expect equitable and respectful treatment, have equitable access to educational opportunities, and have equitable access to resources and materials regardless of their identity or characteristics. We believe this is the responsibility of ALL stakeholders, including students, parents, staff, and board members.

Job Description

We believe a strong Education Director is integral to a school’s success.The Education Director is the instructional/cultural leader within the school who directly manages instructional staff members and other team members.


  • Support the mission, vision and values of the Valley School by modeling and leading with integrity and compassion.

  • Develop and nurture healthy teams through relationship and trust building

  • Support and coaching of teachers and instructional support in order to improve the educational experience for all students

  • Lead and support leadership and ownership through shared leadership principles and collaboration

  • Positively influence the educators’ practice through thoughtful and collaborative goal setting and feedback sessions. Work with teachers inside and outside their classroom to observe and/or co-teach as needed.

  • Provide professional development and resources responsive and aligned to educator’s personal goals and the school’s strategic goals

  • Positively influence the school’s culture and climate through positive, collaborative relationships with students, families, and colleagues

  • Conduct formal and informal evaluations for instructional staff, leading peer evaluations and reflective conversations aimed at reflecting on and improving practices

  • Recruit, hire and train qualified educators

  • Collaboratively lead and evaluate teacher PLC’s

  • In collaboration with stakeholders, adopt, recommend, and evaluate curriculum, tools, programs, and resources used by educators

  • In collaboration with stakeholders, create the daily, weekly and yearly calendar and schedule of classes

  • Oversee the implementation and accountability for all special programs to include TAG, 504, IEP’s, and Title programs

  • Work with students, families, and teachers to implement school-wide positive behavior and discipline supports, trauma informed practices, and restorative justice practices

  • Increase positive family and student engagement, with an emphasis on families and students who have historically been underrepresented or marginalized

  • Increase and improve school-to-home communication


Bachelor’s degree required.

3 or more years of experience as an instructional coach, assistant principal or school leader.

3 or more years of teaching experience.

Montessori experience preferred.

School Administrative license preferred or ability to acquire charter school administrative license.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $40,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


We are now accepting applications for Lead Teaching Positions for the 2022-2023 School year. 


  • Bachelor's (Required)

  • Teaching: 1 year (Required)

  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

​Please click on the link below for full position details. 


Co-Teacher's duties include supporting and assisting with lesson planning, reinforcing lessons taught in the classroom, facilitating small groups, helping students one-on-one, answering questions, reinforcing good behavior, managing students during break time and lunch, helping lead exercise and sports practices, supporting school events and club activities and other duties as assigned.

Desired skills:

-Classroom management

-Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations

-Ability to lead games and electives

-Ability to be firm and kind while reinforcing school-wide behavior expectations

-Effective and friendly communication with students, staff and families

-Team-player that includes being flexible

-Familiarity with STEAM and Montessori practices

Qualifications: Experience working with children a plus. Preference may be given to applicants who are bilingual.

Hours: 10-15 hours per week

To apply: email resume to

Job Type: Part-time

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $14.00 - $15.00 per hour

Board Members Needed