The Lang School offers a child-centered, empirically-validated, STEM- and STEAM-driven education for high potential, gifted, and twice-exceptional (2e) learners in grades K-12. At Lang, students thrive – often for the first time – learning at their level with ability and affinity peers in small classes of no more than 8 to 12 students (depending on grade level). Our mission is to create a safe and engaging learning environment for students with an emphasis on creative thinking and assets-based approaches. Our students are both unique and diverse, and we seek out and celebrate diversity in our community – in our identities (race, ethnicity, gender expression, socioeconomic status), as well as our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Our rigorous, standards-based academics evolve to challenge students as they grow and develop commitment and independence. Our Talent Development program inspires passions, creativity and a sense of purpose, and our integrated and 1:1 supports address academic challenges, self-regulation, and social-emotional learning. We are a progressive school that incubates tomorrow’s thought leaders and innovators.
- Takes personal responsibility to ensure that each child is supported and feels good about themselves, their learning, and their school community
- Truly enjoys working with young people, especially those who present challenges; they like getting to know and “unraveling” the mystery of 2e learners
- Values diversity in all forms and understands that people learn and grow best in an environment rich in differences – different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, experiences, cultures, abilities, genders, inclinations, interests, expertise, and perspectives
- Is committed to examining their work through an equity lens: looking at the intersections of their identities and the identities of their students and colleagues, and reflecting on opportunities to learn and grow in that analysis
- Is an innovative, outside-the-box thinker – both in the way they approach content and topics and in the way they interact with students, colleagues, and families
- Works collaboratively to ensure that each child’s unique needs are met, that they are challenged, that they achieve at a high level, and that they experience a sense of personal and academic achievement
- Has a deep knowledge in and passion for their area(s) of specialty
- Is absolutely tenacious – has a “whatever it takes” attitude to student learning
- Is adaptable, flexible, able to improvise, and self-reflective
- Is comfortable putting a child and class’s needs above ego and plans
- Demonstrates absolute kindness and patience
Salaries are competitive – $75k to $150k – depending on training, experience, and certifications. We offer employer-paid health insurance for employees; access to 401k plans, TransitCheck, and HSAs; 10 days of PTO + 4 weeks of paid school holidays; and invite all employees to partake in ample opportunities for paid professional development and growth/promotion.