Kehillah Jewish High School is seeking a dynamic and thoughtful educator who has a strong background in math/science content, able to teach across the entire high school curriculum, up through and including AP Calculus AB, Physics, and/or Chemistry. This is a full-time position beginning August 1, 2019.
We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who will actively engage students in the learning process, nurture a life-long love of learning across the STEM spectrum, and has a deep appreciation for educational access and neurodiversity. A current Course Offering Guide can be found here: https://kehillah.org/academics/course-offering-guide/.
Requirements include at least three years as a lead teacher in a high school, ability and experience teaching Math and Science, and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution; master’s degree a plus.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty members undertake student advisory roles, participate in day and overnight class trips, mentor student clubs, and assume various duties that contribute to the life of the school. All faculty and staff members foster a culture of mutual respect, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion.
Prepare lesson plans with clear objectives that facilitate active learning; assign and evaluate classwork and exams to students; prepare required reports and communicate progress to parents and colleagues.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and materials with Dean; develop scope and sequence.
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction; adapt new technology and teaching strategies to encourage the progress of individual students.
Maintain and post accurate and timely student attendance, grades, and other required records on PowerSchool/Schoology.
Attend and contribute to department, staff, Learning Center, parent, formal, and informal SST meetings.
Join the Student Confidential Learning Plan as needed; set notifications, implement, and actively participate.
Use effective classroom management techniques in accordance with the policies of the school.
Provide timely and tactful feedback with parents regarding student progress including quarter and semester comment writing; make phone calls home for students of concern.
Attend and participate in weekly school programs, Seminar, departmental initiatives; support extracurricular student activities, clubs, and organizations; available to work occasional overnight class trips.
Actively engage in year-long Professional Growth Plan (PGP) and meet all benchmarks.
Write letters of recommendation, as needed.
Assess supplies needed for curriculum execution, request orders in a timely fashion.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students; be flexible if sharing a classroom.
Advisory Role: Implement curriculum, be familiar with advisees’ accommodations, actively partner with Learning Center and teachers, meet with Advisees regularly, check grades; timely communicate concerns and progress; supervise and remain with students in a school emergency (i.e., earthquake, fire, etc.).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Clear commitment to the educational philosophy as articulated by Our Four Commitments.
Experienced teaching students from diverse backgrounds and supporting neurodiversity in order to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
Proficient at competently assessing student performances and preparing comprehensive assessments for the student, parents, and school administrators.
Experienced implementing positive classroom management techniques, innovative methodologies, and activities that foster active learning and enhance the academic programs.
Willing to collaborate with student learning services to differentiate instruction for all learners.
Show a high level of professionalism and willingness to “go the extra mile” to reach goals for students.
Demonstrate knowledge, implementation, and adaptability regarding relevant technology.
Able to apply common sense and extreme diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality in written and oral forms.
Embody exceptional people skills in phone and email etiquette; promptly respond to questions or concerns of parents and co-workers while maintaining a positive, pleasant demeanor.
Actively pursue professional development throughout the year improving skill and knowledge-base in current trends, research and methodology in instructional techniques, technology, multicultural content, problem solving and interdisciplinary connections.
Demonstrate excellent attendance and punctuality.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution; Master’s degree a plus.
Minimum of three years teaching Math/Science from entry level to advanced classes in a high school setting.
Experienced in best practices in education and pedagogy.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Effectively communicate with school population and community members.
Work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
Work with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and diverse contacts which may, at times, be stressful.
Able to travel safely and comfortably across a 50,000 sq. ft. campus.
Work in a traditional climate-controlled environment and occasionally outdoors.
About Kehillah Jewish High School
Kehillah Jewish High School is distinguished by an exceptional academic program and a supportive environment that pairs rich traditions with the best of the Silicon Valley mindset. At Kehillah, students embark on a journey of self-discovery guided by a community of passionate educators. They graduate with the knowledge, values, and community that enable them to create extraordinary futures.