The Berkeley School, a progressive independent school in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks a full-time faculty member to join our multicultural, learner-centered community for the fall semester as a lead teacher in our third-grade classroom.
We are committed to principles that promote effective, inclusive teaching practices and create optimal educational environments for each of our students, and we value the skills, knowledge and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school. As we seek to educate the whole child, affirming the cultural histories and identities of all our students, we seek faculty and staff who are knowledgeable and experienced in helping each student grow. If you see this approach as critical to teaching and learning, we urge you to apply.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The lead teacher is responsible for mentoring an assistant teacher. While third grade is comprised of one classroom, teachers collaborate with 3rd-5th grade colleagues in a Professional Learning Community. The successful candidate will be professional, collaborative, and enthusiastic about participating in our dynamic community of intellectually curious, lifelong learners, all of whom are dedicated to a reflective teaching practice.
Overview of the School: Founded in 1963 as Berkeley Montessori School, The Berkeley School is an intentionally small, community–oriented school of 285 students from early childhood through middle school. The Berkeley School believes that a focus on civic engagement guides students to achieve their full potential as scholars, as changemakers, and as active citizens of the world.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identification.
Candidates must have a B.A. and two or more years of experience working with elementary aged children. Essential qualifications include:
experience with progressive, inquiry-based pedagogy;
the ability to adapt teaching to and differentiate for diverse learning profiles;
demonstrated skills in classroom management that positively engage learners;
a commitment to equity and cultural responsiveness;
the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues verbally and in writing;
strong planning and organization skills, and comfort using technology.
About The Berkeley School
Founded in 1964 as Berkeley Montessori School, The Berkeley School is an intentionally small school of 280 students from early childhood through middle school. We focus on developing academic and life skills in joyful, rigorous learning environments deeply rooted in civic engagement. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at www.theberkeleyschool.org to learn more about our program.