A Teacher’s Purpose

To give our very best
So that kids can grow up
To become their very best.

It’s one of the hardest jobs there is.
It’s also one of the most rewarding.

At West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, we see it as our job to empower teachers to be their very best! We pride ourselves on creating a positive work environment. It’s a place you look forward to showing up to every day. A place where you can laugh. A place where you can smile. A place where you feel valued and where you can work collaboratively with your team.

West Michigan Academy is a part of the Choice Schools Associates network of schools. Choice employs more than 600 educators and was named a Detroit Free Press 2017 “Top Place to Work” based on employee surveys. Choice partners with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission and prioritizes the recruitment and retention of top talent as a critical component of success.

High Expectations.

We believe all students can learn if they’re surrounded by passionate, talented, growth-minded educators who genuinely care and celebrate the uniqueness of each student. We have created a space where students can talk about themselves and their lives, share their opinions and gain confidence in themselves. Students are engaged, forming relationships and working with clear intention.

Trust and Empowerment.

Our team is trusted and empowered to be creative leaders of innovation. We foster a culture of open communication and feedback between team members and with students. Classrooms are dynamic and support a diverse group of learners. Students are provided with adequate space, materials and supplies to be inspired in their learning environment.

Support and Development.

Everyone on our team is committed to the mission and focused on the whole student, working collaboratively to lead students down their unique path to success. We value and embrace lifelong learning and support each member of our team with relevant and timely opportunities. We prioritize time for collaboration and celebrate small victories along the way. We recognize the rigor, commitment and passion it takes to be a great teacher, and we reward heart and perseverance.

We can always use more heart in our schools!


Join our team!

If you are interested in joining the WMAES family as a teacher, support staff, or administrator, please complete an employment application on our management company’s website, Choice Schools Associates.

We require federal and state criminal background checks on all employees as well as a certification of professional conduct from former employers. Teaching and administration applicants must provide a resume, transcripts, certificates, and letters of recommendation.

See our job openings here!

Our full-time teaching staff enjoys these benefits:

  • A collaborative and professional environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology and other teaching resources
  • Equal and ample opportunities for professional development and advancement
  • Benefits program including health, dental, and vision
  • 401K options
  • Life insurance
  • Educational Assistance Programs to help with the cost of furthering education
  • Paid time off in addition to regularly scheduled holidays
  • Leadership opportunities within the school community
  • Performance pay incentives

Equal Employment Opportunity
Choice Schools Associates is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. Choice Schools Associates complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for handicapped and disabled employees.