The John Dorr Nature Laboratory is one of the four campuses of the Horace Mann
School and is the school’s 304-acre environmental and outdoor education campus. The Dorr Lab is located in Washington, Connecticut, a small community in the western part of the state. The School is located in New York City. This position requires a person who enjoys working with students of all ages, who has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and who has experience and training in the following areas: teaching environmental and adventure education; facilitating group problem solving; rock climbing and rope courses; backpacking and camping; ability to work well as a member of a crew of teachers; and Wilderness First Responder certification.
Horace Mann School is a coeducational, college preparatory independent day school for students from Nursery through grade 12. The School seeks to stretch the imagination, intellect, and insight of its students while developing the moral characteristics that impart identity and purpose. We recognize as our core values: the Life of the Mind, Mature Behavior, Mutual Respect, a Secure and Healthful Environment, and a Balance between Individual Achievement and a Caring Community. These core values guide our decision-making and govern the implementation of our curriculum and programs across all divisions of Horace Mann School. One of the nation’s 10 largest independent day schools, as of September 2018, the School enrolls 1,786 students representing 148 zip codes, with 40% self-identified students of color. For 2018-19, 15% of the students receive need-based Financial Aid. Twenty-two percent of School administrators, teachers, and staff members identify as people of color. Over the past five years, the School has recorded a 97% annual retention rate for students and a 92% retention rate for all employees. The school’s recent $100 million bricks and mortar campaign has provided the Middle and Upper Divisions with newly constructed and renovated state of the art science and physical education facilities.
Here at Dorr, we conduct programs with students from Nursery years through grade 12. Programs last from one to eight days and are designed to enhance the curriculum at each grade level. However, the one thread common to all the programs is that they emphasize the cooperative aspects of learning and living as opposed to competition and individualization.
This is a full-time faculty position. Faculty must be available from August 5, 2019, through June 28, 2020. Salary is highly competitive and housing is provided on campus at Dorr. You can learn more about the school online at: .