● Full-time, in person
● Work in person with an incredible team
● Learn the role of Guide with the goal of becoming a full time elementary or middle school Guide in the future
● Audit, improve, and lead the school’s elementary math assessment program
● Work with learners from ages 4 to 18, but specializing in grades 2 through 8
● The position begins immediately and is an 11-month program. We run on 4-7 week Sessions with 1-2 week breaks in between Sessions

1. Learning to lead learners on a hero’s journey

● Learning to facilitate a truly customized education for each learner in the Studio with daily learner challenges, Socratic seminars, and launches
● Learning to facilitate character building experiences in an intentionally diverse environment.
● Learning to facilitate weekly 1-1 check-ins with every learner
● Learning to build and sustain a thriving community with all learners through consistent communication and activities that build culture
● Learning to observe and track each child’s progress via the online platform
● Affirming young learners, holding them accountable to their promises and to their commitment to deliver “the best work they can do” as they discover and pursue a calling
● Acting as a role model as an independent learner on their own hero’s journey
● Pass along each of these responsibilities to learners as quickly as possible, so as to allow learners to lead themselves
● Substituting for Guides, and other administrative duties from time to time

2. Developing the elementary math program

● Auditing, improving, and implementing the elementary math program
● Identifying or building pre- and post-assessments, remediation structures, and customized supports for self directed learners
● Meeting weekly with the Guides and bi-weekly with the Head of School
● Publishing our findings as an innovative start-up on our school’s blog, website, and other media sources in the broader education system as appropriate

3. Uphold the Guide Competency Framework in all aspects of the role

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


● Shares our passion for The Forest School Online’s Mission Statement and approach to learning
● Loves facilitating online learning experiences with young people and nurturing their authentic interests and goals
● Works well with little direct guidance
● Likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve
● Has a deep respect for all children believing that each human has genius within
● Is a flexible problem solver and an active reader and writer
● Enjoys managing own schedule

Required Skills:

Teaching/tutoring experience.

About The Forest School: An Acton Academy

The Forest School: An Acton Academy—at Trilith in Fayetteville, Georgia—is a one-room schoolhouse for the 21st century with innovative elements such as Quest-like projects with real world application, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships, and the Hero’s Journey in a student-centered, multi-age Studio.

Application Instructions

All applicants must apply online at: https://www.theforest.school/virtual-guide-application