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Early Childhood Education Teacher

Haven of Ascension

Gonzales, LA, USA

Full time



Apr 17

Haven of Ascension School Resource Center

Job Opening for Homeschool Teacher

Haven of Ascension is located in Gonzales, Louisiana in Ascension Parish, nestled between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. We’re a wellbeing center and educational retreat facility offering a safe space for achieving inner transformation through mind, body, soul, and spirit healing practices. With almost 20 acres of therapeutic grounds allowing for our families and their children to de-stress and connect to nature. We provide consistent student residency during the 2023/24 school year, as well as a drop-in style educational experience for our local homeschooling families.

We’re looking for a full-time Early Education Teacher for our educational resource center for the 2023/2024 School Year. The Early Grades Teacher will nurture the development and unique capabilities of every child within the context of the whole class and the established curated curriculum.  With a small student body of no more than 8 - 10 children, ranging from ages 5 - 8 years of age. Our ideal Teacher candidate will be open to guiding and exemplifying essential experiential learning experiences that enhance appreciation for nature, their fellow students, and themselves. 

With an emphasis on parent involvement and community, Haven of Ascension is a special place for children and families, fostering the joy of learning for children in a diverse, nurturing and holistic environment.

Interested candidates should submit a biography, resume, and three professional references to havenofascension@eatel.net 

A complete job description can be requested by emailing havenofascension@eatel.net 


  • We are looking for someone with a deep curiosity about life, a lifelong love of learning, and an unconventional or entrepreneurial spirit. 
  • Has proven excellence in guiding children in or out of a school environment.
  • Loves to experiment, evaluate, and improve on everything she/he does.
  • Has proven excellence in written and oral communication skills.
  • Is an active reader.
  • Is an independent learner who can take direction but also work with little direct guidance.
  • Is willing to be coached and mentored.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must own a computer/phone with Internet to communicate with our team.
  • Must have an enthusiastic & positive attitude for success!


  • In collaboration with an assistant, the teacher will oversee a class of under 10, ages 5 - 8 years old. 
  • Prepare the class environment, including materials, unstructured play materials, so expectations are clear and learners are set up for success.
  • Practice a Socratic Method at all times (instead of answering questions, guiding students to find the answers themselves)
  • Launch quests (project based learning)
  • Guides children in setting goals and tracking their progress
  • Guide children in creating meaningful exhibitions of their work
  • Seek to pass the responsibility for the class and for learning to students as quickly as possible to allow students to lead themselves
  • Model an independent learner on a hero's journey through life
  • Write or contribute to weekly progress   
  • Communicate/meet with parents as necessary


Part time guide pay ranges between $15-25 hourly depending on experience

The salaried position includes paid holidays, paid sick/vacation days, and a job position at our summer camp (when school is out) if willing


• Monday to Friday 9 am - 3 pm

Application Question(s)

• Do you have experience as a teacher, homeschooler, unschooled, or in any unconventional school - either as a child, parent, or teacher? (not required)

• Please describe your experience working with a group or groups of children:

• How many hours per week do you expect to work?

• Why does this job position match your professional dreams at this time in your life? Why Active Leadership Academy?

• Do you have experience launching a business, organization, or leading a major project?

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