Danville: Connect is a pilot program for the 2021-22 school year focusing on three very important goals: creating work-based, hands-on learning opportunities, teaching the leadership and employability skills essential for post-secondary life, and above all, encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning. This program is designed for 9th and 10th grade students who learn best in a hands-on environment.
In coordination with a program assistant, the program instructor will seek out work and learning opportunities in the surrounding community, and work to connect academic disciplines with real-world experiences. The program instructor will serve as the primary liaison with community partners, and will actively seek new learning opportunities throughout the school year.
Valid driver’s license, with a spotless driving record
Vermont educator’s license in a secondary or CTE endorsement area, or the ability to become licensed, which requires a bachelor’s degree at minimum.
- Ability to build strong, professional relationships with high school age students, and a genuine desire to work and learn with this age group.
-Ability to find educational opportunities in the “real-world” and create work and learning plans around them.
- Experience with experiential, hands-on learning, outdoor education, career and technical education (CTE) instruction, and/or leadership experience in volunteer or outdoor programming or similar field.
Flexibility and comfort in building and growing a new program while in progress.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, risk management and decision making skills.
Experience in or knowledge of STEaM (science, technology, arts, math) careers and learning opportunities.
About Danville School
Danville School is a public Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade school of 380 students at the edge of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Surrounded by opportunities for outdoor recreation, we are within commuting distance of the slightly larger towns of Lyndonville, St. Johnsbury, Barre, Montpelier, and Littleton, NH.
We are proud of our students and our community, and it shows. Our mission is to prepare students to be kind, aware and competent friends, leaders, coworkers and citizens, by creating a safe environment where each can grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. Our vision is to create a community of learners by emphasizing rigorous learning, empathy towards others, self-advocacy, and individual excellence.