The Berkeley School, a progressive independent school in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks a full-time faculty member to join our multicultural, learner-centered community as a Middle School Spanish teacher and advisor.
We are committed to principles that promote effective, inclusive teaching practices and create optimal educational environments for each of our students, and we value the skills, knowledge and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school. As we seek to educate the whole child, affirming the cultural histories and identities of all our students, we seek faculty and staff who are knowledgeable and experienced in helping each student grow. If you see this approach as critical to teaching and learning, we urge you to apply.
Ideal candidates will:
have experience teaching Middle School Spanish curriculum and strong understanding of learning outcomes;
have strong writing and verbal skills in both Spanish and English;
demonstrate positive classroom management skills with middle-school-aged students;
have an understanding of diverse assessment practices and how differentiated assessment informs instruction;
demonstrate familiarity with unit design that promotes student investment in their own learning;
have a strong desire to be part of a highly collaborative and collegial divisional team
have experience embedding equity, social justice and civic engagement principles into their teaching practice and curriculum.
Preferred candidates will:
communicate effectively with students, families, colleagues;
demonstrate a history of creating a rich, developmentally appropriate instructional environment to meet the diverse intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of middle school students;
have a commitment to integrate Spanish learning with other grade-level and discipline-area studies
show comfort with technology use.
The successful candidate will be professional, collaborative, and enthusiastic about participating in our dynamic community of intellectually curious, lifelong learners, all of whom are devotees of professional development and reflective teaching practice.
Overview of the School: Founded in 1963 as Berkeley Montessori School, The Berkeley School is an intentionally small, community–oriented school of 230 students from early childhood through middle school. The Berkeley School believes that a focus on civic engagement guides students to achieve their full potential as scholars, as changemakers, and as active citizens of the world.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identification.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume, a letter of interest, and the names of three professional references to Carmen Scott at email@example.com.
About The Berkeley School
Founded in 1964 as Berkeley Montessori School, The Berkeley School is an intentionally small preK-8th grade school of 220 students on two campuses. We focus on developing academic and life skills in joyful, rigorous learning environments deeply rooted in civic engagement. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at www.theberkeleyschool.org to learn more about our program.