General Openings

Substitute Teacher      -- apply online --

Richard McKenna Public Charters Schools in looking for individuals to be substitutes in a positive and caring learning enviornment. We are located in Mountain Home, ID and serve students in Elementary, Jr High, and High School.

Richard McKenna Online

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Richard McKenna On Campus

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Richard McKenna Montessori

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Junior High Instructor , Emphasis in Math and Science      -- apply online --

Richard McKenna Charter Schools is seeking teachers who want to be inventive, creative and work in an extremely positive environment. If you are that person then Richard McKenna Charter Schools is the place for you. The program is a project-based learning approach. The teacher will work with students in all the core subject areas, as well as other content. The staff are all excellent instructors and a great positive environment with lots of support exist in the school. The Junior High classes will have 24 no more than students.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications and interests:

  • Hold a valid Idaho Educator license for grades K-8 or 6-12 Certifications in Math and/or Science. Multiple endorsements helpful, but not necessary.

 • Willing and dedicated to creating a top-notch project-based learning program for middle school students.

 • Dedication to providing a safe, respectful, and welcoming learning environment for students.

 • Commitment to the success of ALL students and ability to understand and teach to the various learning styles of students.

 • Ability to integrate technology into a blended class environment.

 • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the student population served and how demographic variables influences student achievement, and effectively uses this knowledge to design and delivery instruction.

 • The ability to effectively engage students in goal-setting and reflecting on their learning.

 • Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in multiple content and pedagogy.

 • Ability to develop and integrate project-based learning and to target rigorous learning and problem-solving skills.

 • Knowledge and/or experience using “backwards design” for lesson development, differentiated instruction to support all students, and formative assessment to provide student feedback and to adjust lesson delivery.

 • Excellent teaching, organization, planning, written and oral communication, and collaboration skills.

 • Effectively integrates transferable skills into the learning environment.

 • Commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of content and pedagogical knowledge and professional practice

Please provide the following for consideration in the posted position.

1. Letter of Application/Interest

2. Application for Employment -

3. Authorization for Release of Information on Past Employment with School Employers Idaho Code 33-1210

4. Resume

5. Copies of Transcripts

6. Placement File or Three Letters of Recommendation

7. Copy of Current Teaching Certificate

Direct any question to Dennis Wilson, Superintendent. Contact by phone (208) 580-2449 or email: [email protected]

All applications are to be submitted through the District’s Applitrack online application program.

Montessori Assistant (3 Classroom Assistants and 1 Special Education Assistant)        -- apply online --

Reports to: Lead Teacher 

Compensation: compensation is hourly. 

The role of the Montessori Assistant is to assist the Lead Teacher in preparing and maintaining the environment in which the Montessori approach to education is implemented. Key Duties and Responsibilities Work collaboratively with staff to develop and implement a curriculum that follows the Montessori philosophy. Represent the school mission, vision and goals to parents and members of the community in a positive and supportive manner.

Assist Lead Teacher to prepare and maintain a clean, orderly and attractive Montessori classroom.

 • Engage students in maintaining the indoor and outdoor environment as appropriate.

 • Care for materials, keeping them complete, clean, beautiful, and accessible to children.

 • Keep environment, storage area and supplies clean, neat and organized.

 • Regularly rotate, update and expand materials to correspond to student needs.

 • Make, repair and/or replace classroom materials as needed.

Share responsibility for the daily safety, well-being and supervision of students. Demonstrate respect, kindness and rapport with all students.

Assist Lead Teacher to prepare for Parent Gatherings parents in the fall and spring of each year.

Assist in preparing written student evaluation of each child’s academic, social, and physical development to share with families during conferences.

Respond promptly and professionally in communication with parents and staff.

Attend and participate in staff meetings, school events, field trips and training opportunities.

Assist with parent education and outreach, including monthly newsletter articles, blog posts, and parent education workshops.

Adhere to professional standards as an educator for the purpose of maintaining quality and excellence. Work with other staff to maintain professional relationships of support and respect.

Complete an annual evaluation and review with the Lead Teacher and Administration.

Be responsible for annual continuing education and professional development requirements.

Report all accidents or unusual situations to Directress and submit a dated Accident Report in student file.

Notify administration in a timely manner of personal or professional difficulties with school, families, students or staff, and work with them to resolve such problems.


The Montessori Assistant shall perform his/her duties subject to the general supervision and direction of the Lead Teacher, and shall abide by all reasonable rules, regulations and policies set forth in the Student and Staff Handbooks.

Character Qualities All staff members strive for the following characteristics in their work: excellence, competence, innovation, collaboration, respect, resourcefulness, flexibility and accountability.

Upper Elementary Teacher        -- apply online --

Richard McKenna Charter School, located in Mountain Home, Idaho, is seeking an individual who is highly motivated and interested in working in a highly positive environment to provide Montessori education.

Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.

Successful applicants must be Idaho Certified. Classroom teachers must be willing to become Montessori certified by participating in an online Montessori training program.

Please provide the following for consideration in the posted position.

1. Letter of Application/Interest

2. Application online -

3. Authorization for Release of Information on Past Employment with School Employers Idaho Code 33-1210

4. Resume

5. Copies of Transcripts

6. Placement File or Three Letters of Recommendation

7. Copy of Current Teaching Certificate

Please direct questions to Dennis Wilson, Superintendent, by calling (208) 580-2449 or email him at [email protected]