The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12. Harker has four campuses (preschool, lower, middle and upper schools) located within minutes of each other in San Jose. For more than 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning. We’re tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned.
Harker attracts teachers who are experts in their fields, love working with children and who, through their teaching, inspire students to reach their highest potential. The Harker teacher creates a rich learning environment within and beyond the classroom so that students can find their places in the world today. Harker teachers, like the students, also care about the community, fostering the values that contribute to a successful and happy life.
We seek to hire a highly qualified individual for a full-time position teaching History at our Middle School. This position starts in August for the 2019-2020 school year. For information about our academic programs, please visit us at https://www.harker.org/middle-school/academics
To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.
Minimum - Bachelor's degree in History or a similar field; MA preferred
Three plus years of teaching experience in relevant subject area and appropriate grade level division
Ability to create and communicate well-organized, meaningful, and creative lesson plans that incorporate teaching strategies in a thoughtful manner to further and maximize student learning
Demonstrated collaboration, collegiality and organization
About The Harker School
Since its founding in 1893, The Harker School, a coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school serving students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as early learners in our preschool, has followed its mission to develop lifelong learners and well-rounded global citizens.
We are tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned. We believe the best way to prepare our students is to provide the best academic and extracurricular programs possible. Harker provides a challenging and balanced education. The Harker experience comprises the following cornerstones: students and families, teachers, curriculum and the learning environment, which includes inspiring facilities.
The Harker School is located in the Santa Clara Valley of California. We enjoy 300-plus days of sunshine per year, a perfect climate to take advantage of our beautiful mountain ranges, great for hiking, camping and biking. We’re just a short drive to Santa Cruz where one can enjoy being by the ocean and among the beautiful redwood trees. Santa Clara is home to a variety of startup companies... as well as tech giants. We are fortunate to live in a diverse community with a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, religious beliefs and cultural identities.