English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Math
The Academy is a unique independent school in Berkeley, California with an advanced academic curriculum. The Academy’s mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious, and deep learners.
For nearly fifty years The Academy, located in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley, has been known for promoting academic excellence in a warm, diverse, nurturing, and supportive environment. This is a full-time position to begin ASAP.
The Academy at a Glance
Grades served: K-8
Educational philosophy: Rigorous academics supported by small class sizes and expert teachers who utilize the Socratic method in their classrooms
Target number of students per class in Lower School: 12
Target number of students per class in Upper School: 15
Total enrollment: 91
Percentage of students of color: 59% (2017-18 school year)
Percentage of faculty holding advanced degrees in their field: 85%
Learn more about our unique school at www.theacademyschool.org.
Who You Are
You are someone who
Is passionate about teaching students of diverse background
Understands and values the Socratic method of instruction
Enjoys working with 3rd-grade students, and understands the relation between academic achievement and social-emotional capacity.
Excels in communicating and working collaboratively with peers, parents, and administration
Loves working with small classes
Medical, dental, and vision benefits
School tuition benefit
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student can achieve wonderful things in a supportive and academically rigorous environment.
Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities.
Assess students regularly and analyze student results; refine and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs.
Collaborate with colleagues to improve instructional practices throughout the school and share best practices.
Communicate regularly with students and their families about classroom activities and student progress.
Involve parents and guardians as partners in their student’s education.
Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged.
Actively participate in professional development activities and work closely with specialist teachers.
Maintain accurate student records including attendance.
Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs.
Support the mission, vision, and core values of The Academy.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
Knowledge of child cognitive development and various learning styles
Knowledge of assessments
Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices
3+ years working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant
TB Test clearance; Criminal Justice Fingerprint clearance.
About The Academy
Since our founding in 1969, The Academy has remained steadfast in our commitment to providing a rich and rigorous education for our students and to creating a warm and nurturing environment in which they can explore their passions and expand their intellectual horizons. The Academy’s mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious, and deep learners. We honor our students’ individuality while cultivating their sense of integrity, their respect for others, and their commitment to service in a global society. We are proud to be an academic community in which every member--faculty, staff, student, and family--feels galvanized to explore, create, and investigate: to take intellectual risks and to trust that they will be supported in that risk-taking. Our 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, our expert teachers, and our atmosphere of high expectations confirm our commitment to deep and meaningful learning for each student.