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Employment Information

Thank you for your interest in The Dewey School.


The Dewey School is a dynamic combination of nature, art, and play designed for early learners ages 3-5. Located at the historic Canterbury Shaker Village, The Dewey School seeks compassionate educators who are collaborative and flexible colleagues, who have the whole child as their priority, and who view the outdoors as an avenue for emergent curriculum through natural connections.  

We view children as capable and competent contributors and believe the developmentally appropriate practices of nature-based learning and play, inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, provide children with a strong foundation of authentic learning.

Our ideal teammates are child centered.   Given our small size, a spirit of true collaboration and open and honest communication are a must. Our school is known for its special community feel because our educators' greatest love is teaching children about the world around them. We will be outside every day discovering the world.  Are you okay being out in the cold, the rain, the wind, the sun, and the heat with a joyful disposition? Are you able to lead an exploration outside?  Will you puddle stomp?  Will you roll in the grass?  How do you feel about tree climbing and newts?  These are all typical activities on any given day at The Dewey School.

Currently seeking:

The Dewey School is currently seeking an Executive Director for our nature-based preschool who will lead our unique school into its next chapter while staying true to our mission and strengthening our practice.

If you have similar views and hold children with similar regard, please read our Executive Director position description and complete our online application so we can get to know you better.

Alexis Matthews-Cheney


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