Associate Teachers work closely with Mentor Teachers through an apprenticeship model. They spend each day in the classroom, working with students, collaborating with teachers, building curriculum, teaching lessons, and reflecting upon their practice. In addition, Associate Teachers attend weekly professional development workshops as part of a year-long curriculum to explore current topics in teaching and learning.
Associate Teachers are members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, reflection and lifelong learning. Associate Teachers participate in all aspects of school life, including serving as co-advisors, preparing parent- teacher conferences, chaperoning school trips, and attending faculty meetings and school events. During their second year, Associate Teachers develop a teaching portfolio, and receive support in applying for positions and/or graduate school, building a resume, and preparing for interviews.
Associate Teachers participate in the Innovative Teacher Program (ITP), a two-year program designed to provide classroom teaching experience, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for new and developing teachers.
Bachelor's degree required; major related to computer science is a plus.
Strong interest in computer science education and enthusiasm for providing students with diverse entry points to computer science
Experience working with young people ages 9-14 preferred and prior experience teaching computer science/programming is a plus.
Desire to immerse themselves in the many facets of our Computer Science program, including core classes, electives, integrated projects in other disciplines, lunch/after-school programs, etc.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Desire to learn by doing and to learn with/from others, including students and adults
Desire to teach collaboratively in a team-based environment
Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
Profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information and job title for at least three professional references at https://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/. For questions, please contact Allen Frost, Director of the Innovative Teacher Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or 650.350.4575.
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 900 students PreK–12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.
A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us i...n the chapter “Average Is Over.”
For more information on The Nueva School, please visit www.nuevaschool.org.