Lead Teacher

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area is seeking an experienced K-5 Lead Teacher to begin August 1, 2023.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Elementary classroom teaching experience (at least 5 years) in all curriculum areas
  • Familiarity with stages of child development
  • Ability to develop curriculum following student interest and school themes
  • Responsiveness to the needs of a spontaneous, child-oriented environment
  • Ability to write and communicate well
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Personal contemplative practice encouraged
  • A willingness to engage in a transformative process himself or herself: to question personal beliefs and prejudices, and to critically examine his/her relationships with students;
  • Warmth and kindness, firm expectations, knowledge of child development, and the conscious use of language in a school setting;
  • Equipped with a growth mindset characterized by ongoing personal and professional development, while leading children to discover new capacities in themselves.

More about this role


  • Lead and instruct mixed-age K-5 classes
  • Collaborate to determine integrative content strands and essential questions, then implement those strands through developmentally appropriate activities with their individual classes.
  • Communicate regularly with parents to inform them about student work and assess student progress against standard benchmarks of achievement. 
  • Participate fully in school community events and outreach programs.
  • Create a yearly professional development plan to support continued growth in educational theory and practice.
  • Develop original activities that reach across the traditional disciplines of science, literature, social studies, etc.

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Elementary Education
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

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