Middle School 'Olelo Hawai'i Teacher

Mar 30 2024
Island School |Lihue|Full Time, $51,500 - $72,500 / year
Job Description

Island School seeks a middle school ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i teacher who also supports elementary school Hawaiian Studies and has a commitment to Hawaiian Culture-based Education (HCBE) as well as independent school education in a college preparatory environment. The full-time position for the 24-25 school year includes teaching the equivalent of four-five classes depending on level assigned. Pay range for a full-time faculty member role for 24-25 depending on years of experience and education: $51,500-$72,500.

Island School is a WASC/HAIS accredited PK-12 independent day school with a total enrollment of just over 500 students. The school is located on the rural island of Kaua`i, the northwestern most inhabited island in the Hawaiian archipelago, which, due to its stunning natural beauty, is known as the "Garden Island." More information about Island School, its educational philosophies, mission statement and its curriculum can be found on the school’s website at ischool.org. The successful candidate should have the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school community. Candidates should have experience differentiating instruction to work effectively with a range of learners, demonstrate a passion for teaching ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, express a readiness to establish Middle School courses, and demonstrate effective classroom management strategies. Ideal candidates will have prior experience in teaching at the elementary, middle and/or high school levels. Additional responsibilities include serving as an advisor and full participation in the life of the school.  2+ years of relevant teaching experience in an independent school preferred.Minimum Qualifications include:

  • B.S. / B.A. degree in Hawaiian Studies, ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, education, or relevant degree
  • Hawaiian language fluency 
  • Demonstrated teaching through a Hawaiian Culture-based Education (HCBE) lens
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and in a group
  • Ability to work effectively with parents, faculty, and staff and to motivate and manage students
  • Strong work ethic, adaptability, generous spirit, sense of humor, and confidence working with students
  • Commitment to and alignment with the School's mission and vision  

Island School offers a great amount of freedom, flexibility, and collaboration to its faculty. It is a place of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, growth mindset, and joy. All constituents are supportive and place the student at the center of our efforts. 

Applications should be directed to Nancy Nagramada, Head of School. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, and at least three professional references in a single PDF attachment. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the application period when the position is filled. Information and/or questions may be emailed to: [email protected]. Priority deadline by April 15, 2024, position will remain open until filled.

Island School is an equal opportunity employer.  The School strives to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and staff in accordance with sound employee relations practices and federal and state laws.  Our policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity or expression), age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest and court record, reproductive health decision, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, credit history, citizenship status, military/veterans status, or other characteristics protected under applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and/or executive orders.  This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, promotions, training, discipline, compensation, working conditions, and benefits.