Employment

Virginia Chance School looks for employees who possess high intellect and content-area knowledge, who are creative and passionate about teaching and learning and leading. Chance seeks out those who have strong communication skills, and who are productive and energetic with strong work ethics, and who value their relationships with students, colleagues and families.

The school welcomes employment inquiries at any time during the year.  In general, most interviewing and hiring for teaching and administrative positions occur during the months of May, June and July; however, positions are filled throughout the year as openings become available.

Individuals interested in exploring employment opportunities at the school should send a completed Application for Employment with cover letter, resume, and pertinent supporting documents to the attention of:

Debbie Houston, Head of School
Virginia Chance School
4200 Lime Kiln Lane
Louisville KY 40222
houston.debbie@chanceschool.org

Virginia Chance School encourages and actively seeks applications from diverse faculty, staff, and school administrators.  The school is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, gender religion, national original age, sexual orientation, or disability.

Employment Opportunities – We’re Growing!!

Preschool Teacher
Working with children from age 2 – 4-years-old
Hours from 8:00am – 12pm or 3:00pm
Preschool Toddler/2’s Description
Preschool 3’s/4’s Description

Elementary Teacher
Working with children in Kindergarten/First Grade or Primary Grades 2&3
Hours from 8:00am – 3:30pm
Elementary Teacher Description

Substitute Teachers for the Regular School Program
Working with children from age 2 – grade 5
Preschool hours from 8:00am – 12pm; elementary hours from 8:00am – 3:30pm
On an as needed basis Monday through Friday
Substitute Teacher Description

 

We asked the teachers about teaching at Virginia Chance School and here is what THEY said:

  • We have small class sizes—each classroom has two teachers and our classroom ratios are very low
  • We form real and meaningful relationships—with other teachers, administrators, parents and the children
    People want to be here so there is a positive work environment
  • We are a Certified Model Kentucky Green and Healthy School so the environment is healthy and we promote that learning
  • We have and show mutual respect between parents, teachers, administrators and the children
    The environment is healthy and positive
  • There is consistency in providing a progressive education throughout the school, from 2s-5 th grade and in how we treat one another
  • There is collaboration with other teachers—both classroom and specialist teachers
  • We have outstanding parental support so have a partnership between school and home
  • We are both a preschool and an elementary school so we have multiple ages and interactions
  • There are two teachers in every classroom who are qualified partner teachers; co-teaching provides support and shared work, better differentiation, more opportunities and true collaboration
  • We follow best practices in education based on current research
  • We have multiage classes at the elementary level so we get to have the children for two years and really know them well
  • We have a beautiful school and 26 acres including exceptional outdoor learning spaces
  • We really do focus on the whole child and equally value cognitive, social, emotional, moral and physical abilities
  • We value play and every child has playtime, from the twos through fifth grade
  • Every decision is based on what’s best for the child and that is evident and clear
  • We have Specialists for both Preschoolers and Elementary students
  • We get to teach in a stimulating and creative environment
  • We have a family and community atmosphere here
  • The children are excited about school and learning, and we have few discipline challenges
  • Teachers get to learn effective parenting skills as well
  • Parents are happy, and partnerships between teachers and parents are positive
  • Teachers are supported—by other teachers, Directors, Administrators and a Resource Teacher
  • We are a School of Compassion and treat one another, people, animals and our earth with compassion
  • We have wonderful classroom materials, supplies, and equipment
  • We all have paid planning time
  • It is fun to teach here