Elementary Lead Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Elementary Education
Job Location: Greater San Francisco Bay Area

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
  • Two years of formal classroom experience working with children
  • Proficiency with technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience teaching students that fit our profile
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential – Reading/Literacy or Math
  • Multiple-Subject Credential
  • Masters of Arts in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)
  • Masters degree in Math
  • Training in multi-sensory methodologies such as Slingerland and Wilson
  • Training in Making Math Real
  • Training in Responsive Classroom or Zones of Regulation

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and empathetic teacher, who can work collaboratively with a Learning Specialist. During morning intervention blocks for reading, writing, and math, the Head Teacher will support the Learning Specialist, who leads intervention instruction in language and math. Candidates will need to understand the importance of supporting the social/emotional needs of all students and identify triggers and offer solutions that minimize attentional and/or anxiety issues often present in our students. Preferably, this person has experience with project-based teaching and is able to frame essential questions in an engaging way to encourage deeper student learning. Comfort with assistive technologies (keyboarding, text to speech, iPad math and reading apps) is desirable.


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Responsibilities

  • To create and maintain a climate of trust and positive regard for students
  • To collaborate with Learning Specialist to plan ELA and Math instruction and projects
  • To provide standards-based, project-based instruction in Social Studies
  • To support the social/emotional needs of our students by implementing SEL or Mindfulness curriculum throughout the day
  • To present content in a multi-sensory, explicit fashion while providing scaffolding where needed
  • To maintain ongoing parent correspondence
  • To accurately assess each student’s progress and complete quarterly Progress Reports
  • To collaborate with the school staff (Learning Specialist, Homeroom Teachers, Curricular Lead, Operations Manager and Head of School) and parents to tailor instruction best suited for the individual needs of that child
  • To supervise students in transition to enrichment classes or at recess and lunch
  • To plan field trips

Attendance at School activities, such as outdoor education and enrichment outings, regular attendance to weekly, staff meetings and open houses is expected and required.