Educator: Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade


Green Adventure Project

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Melissa Laurie

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920 Camp Road
Charlottesville, VA
United States

Are you passionate about early childhood education and the great outdoors? Do you believe that nature is the best classroom? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! If you're ready to inspire young minds, foster a love for learning, and be a part of a pioneering educational community, we'd love to hear from you! Join us at Green Adventure Project School and make a lasting impact on the next generation of environmental stewards.


Position: K-2 Teacher
Location: Green Adventure Project School, a unique outdoor school

Why Join Us?

  • Innovative Learning Environment: Our outdoor school integrates academic excellence with nature-based learning, fostering a deep connection between students and the natural world.
  • Small Class Sizes: Enjoy the benefits of personalized teaching with small class sizes, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on each student’s learning journey.
  • Collaborative Community: Be a part of a supportive and collaborative team of educators who share a passion for innovative teaching methods and outdoor education.
  • Professional Growth: We provide opportunities for continuous professional development, helping you grow in your career while staying at the forefront of educational best practices.

Your Role:

  • Inspire Young Minds: Create and implement engaging, hands-on math & science lesson plans that incorporate the natural environment, encouraging curiosity and a love for learning in your students.
  • Foster a Love for Nature: Use our beautiful outdoor setting to teach children about the wonders of nature, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.
  • Holistic Education: Support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of each child, recognizing and nurturing their unique strengths and interests.
  • Community Engagement: Build strong relationships with students, families, and the local community, creating a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive school culture.


  • Passion for Outdoor Education: A strong commitment to integrating outdoor experiences into the curriculum. Desire to teach outdoors in all weather.
  • Teaching Certification: Valid K-2 teaching certification preferred.
  • Experience: Previous experience working with young children, preferably in an outdoor or nature-based setting.
  • Creativity and Flexibility: Ability to adapt to a dynamic, outdoor learning environment and creatively engage students.

Compensation Information

Pay Range of $40,000-$55,000 depending on experience

Simple IRA retirement plan with a 2% employer contribution

Time off includes a week at Thanksgiving, two week winter holiday, a week for spring break, June & July