The Position The role an early elementary teacher at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is an exceptional opportunity to grow your career as an educator at one of the Bay Area's premier independent schools. This fulltime position begins in August 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Essential Functions include but are not limited to: • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities. • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress. • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs. • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use. • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs. • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
The ideal candidate will be energized by working collaboratively with colleagues. Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for teaching and social/emotional wellness of young school students and their families along with a deep commitment to equity and inclusion (see https://bbk12e1-cdn.myschoolcdn.com/ftpimages/783/misc/misc_133701.pdf ). A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in the https://www.shschools.org/page/about/mission--educational-philosophy/educational-philosophy is essential. Basic requirements include but are not limited to: • Master's degree or post graduate work in education, will consider a BA degree with a teaching credential and 10 years of recent, relevant experience. • A minimum of 3 years as a lead teacher in grades 3-5 in an independent school environment. • Strong teaching ability; enjoy working with children. • Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community. • Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance the respective academic programs.
The School Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12. The School is located on a beautiful 64acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area. SHS is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to cultivate in our students a personal and active faith in God and to lay the foundation for a meaningful life.
To learn more about SHS, please see our website at www.shschools.org
Employment- Preemployment background screening is required for all positions. This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more.
To Apply Online: send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org; please indicate Upper Elementary (3-5) 2018-19 in the subject line.
Via Mail: Sacred Heart Schools 150 Valparaiso Avenue Atherton, CA 94027 Attention Human Resources: Upper Elementary (3-5) 2018-19
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.
As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.
For more than a century, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) has carried out the mission of our founder St. Madeleine Sophie Barat—educating generations of students toward meaningful lives, characterized by active leadership, clear purpose, and compassionate service. From preschool through high school, our SHS curriculum emphasizes development of the "whole child," integrating faith and reason to guide self-discovery and character formation, contextualize intellectual, artistic, and athletic pursuits, and instill an active awareness and drive for social justice.
Today, SHS is a vibrant, thriving, and dynamic institution, committed to the teachings of a Christ-centered community, in which the unique needs of each student are nurtured by a world-class faculty and staff. The diversity of our Sacred Heart community reflects the San Francisco Bay Area and provides a rich environment in which young people learn to appreciate the value of human differences. Above all, our rigorous, mission-driven curricular and co-curricular programs challenge students to think critically, to be bold in service to others, to capitalize on their strengths, and to acknowledge and address realistic limit...ations. These are the hallmarks of the SHS experience, and the core of our Sacred Heart spirit. Welcome.