Are you a creative, innovative and caring educator who is seeking a position that is not bound by the expectations of traditional education?
Helios School is an innovative, independent school community for gifted children in grades K-8 in Sunnyvale, CA. Please explore our website at http://www.heliosns.org/ and feel free to contact us with questions!
We are seeking flexible, high-caliber educators who have:
A background in one or more of the following:
Project-based, progressive, or constructivist schools
In-depth theme-based teaching
Experience in teaching reading, writing, and social studies analysis skills within a workshop format
Experience in teaching science classes
An openness to teaching math
Additionally, all Helios teachers model:
Experience and knowledge promoting literacy and inquiry across disciplines
A practice of lifelong learning and continual professional development
A desire to work collaboratively with colleagues
A commitment to meet the needs of gifted children in an authentic and developmentally appropriate learning environment
A flexible demeanor, combined with a commitment fostering a nurturing, creative and experiential environment that reinforces academic skills
Ability to motivate and challenge students while maintaining a focused, orderly environment
Ability to use an interactive, hands-on, project-based approach while promoting self-discovery and critical thinking
Ability and interest to design and implement theme-based curriculum that engages children and young adolescents
A positive, passionate attitude with demonstrated professionalism, responsibility, and work ethic
At least 3 years teaching experience in primary grades
At least a BA/BS in a related field.
A strong understanding of gifted learners or willingness to learn.
Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills with children and adults.
Please submit a resume with a short cover letter expressing why you are seeking this position. Please include a brief description of your educational approach.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.