Steppingstone is dedicated to providing a learning environment for the unique needs of gifted children – academically, intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally
At Steppingstone School for Gifted Education, our vision is to unlock the full potential of underserved gifted children.
We nurture their intellectual and personal growth to become compassionate and responsible global citizens. We strive to provide accessible education for all gifted students regardless of their background. Our ultimate goal is to create positive change in society by empowering gifted children to realize their potential and make a positive impact in their communities and the world.
Our purpose is to provide a satisfying, challenging, and joyful learning experience for gifted children by providing the opportunity to unlock the gifts that were trapped by the limitations of the traditional educational structure.
We will present gifted children with the opportunity to discover their passions, set purpose and goals in pursuit of those passions, develop the personal, academic and intellectual skills that will allow them to keep open options, realize the successful achievement of their goals, and do this with integrity and consideration for the good of society and the world.
Position: K-8 Classroom Teacher
Available: January 2024
Personal Characteristics: Must be willing to learn about and be interested in academic and personal child development, especially of gifted children, and in personal and professional development since this is an ever-evolving position.
Multi-Grade Classrooms: Up to 15 students
– ELEMENTARY: Young-K through Gr. 5
– PHS: Gr. 6-8
Instruction of all Basic Subjects:
– Creative Problem-Solving
– Creative & Report Writing
– Social Studies
Supervision of enrichment instructors & follow-up with daily assignments:
– World Language (Japanese/PHS or Mandarin/ELEM)
– Computer Programming
– Coordination of some Classroom Events such as Field Trips, Performance Events such as the Winterfest variety show (holiday performance primarily prepared by the Music Instructor), and Curriculum Events such as Story-Telling Day (Kamishibai/Japanese and “origin” stories)
– Administration of IOWA Achievement Tests (Gr. 3-8)
– Coordination of Curriculum Events such as Academic “Bees”
– Preparation for Parent Conferences and completion of Year-End Student Evaluations.
– MI State Teacher Certification is preferred, but not necessary. A temporary approval can be acquired with preference to those willing to pursue certification.
– Experience with giftedness is preferred, but not necessary. A mentorship program meets weekly with new teachers to develop skills and expertise.
Submit a letter of interest, resume & references to David Liou, Head of School, at email@example.com.