Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students’ academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become not only great students, but great people.
Overview of Position
This position is for Fifth Grade Math & Science Teacher. The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head. As a Fifth Grade Math & Science Teacher, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
Teach and oversee the fifth grade math and science courses
Collaborate with other fifth grade team members, as well as math, science, library, and technology departments
Implement existing curriculum and develop new curriculum over time to ensure the quality of the overall program
Coordinate the fifth grade overnight field trip to the Marin Headlands
Oversee a “family” of mixed-grade students once a week
Provide individualized support to students during biweekly study hall periods
Teach one elective each quarter
Help lead service learning and buddy programs in conjunction with other fifth grade team members
The Fifth Grade Math and Science teacher works very closely with the Fifth Grade Homeroom teachers to ensure adequate academic and social-emotional progress among all our fifth graders.
School-wide duties include:
Participation in cross-grade committees and departments
Ancillary duties, including staff meetings, attendance at school functions, recess duties, etc.
Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process. It is the policy and commitment of Prospect Sierra School that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. People of color and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Send a resumé, written recommendations and/or contact information for three references, and a one-page cover letter to:
Experience teaching upper elementary and/or middle school students
Experience with differentiated instruction and promotion of growth mindset
Commitment to early adolescent education and social/emotional development
Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
Commitment to equity and justice work, as well as anti-bias teaching and learning
Commitment to working in teams
Commitment to effectively communicating and partnering with current and prospective parents
A passion for math and science pedagogy, especially engineering and hands-on projects
The ideal candidate would also have the following:
Desire to connect with students through extracurricular activities such as coaching, clubs, cohort groups, tutoring, etc.
Strong organizational and record keeping skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Narrative report writing skills
Sense of humor
About Prospect Sierra School
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Everyday our talented teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become great people, not just great students.