Elementary School Guide Ready to Change the World, in One of the Most Innovative Schools of the 21st Century

Acton Academy Southwest Austin
November 19, 2019
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6406 Steer Trl


If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative schools.

Acton Academy Southwest Austin, part of the Acton Academy network, founded in Austin 2009, is a private micro-school and learner-driven community with the mission that each person who enters its doors will find a calling and change the world. We combine elements of the Montessori method with Socratic guiding, hands-on experiential quests, and interactive technology. Underlying our method is an application of the Hero’s Journey, creating a lively learning environment that feels more like an adventure than school.

At Acton, we have mixed-aged classrooms called studios with a self-paced learning design as opposed to grade levels. Our real-world-oriented quests culminate in a public exhibition of learning as opposed to test scores and report cards. In all areas of Acton life, our students are empowered to be in the driver’s seat of their learning.

We are seeking a full-time Elementary School Guide to work with our elementary school Heroes. Our Guide has the opportunity to grow quickly and steadily into a Lead Guide and take on a leadership role on our Southwest Austin campus.

We are looking for a smart, entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about guiding children on their independent journey of lifelong learning, and who possesses an understanding of the Hero’s Journey and the Socratic Method.

Our Guide will learn to lead Socratic discussions through a variety of training opportunities under Socratic Master teachers and will learn how to work with the Acton Academy learning design, processes, and systems.

Our Guide will equip our Heroes to explore and take ownership of their learning, monitor progress through state-of-the-art systems, and create life-oriented projects that nurture curiosity.

If interested, as your first step in this process, please read deeply through our website.

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