Lead Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Elementary Education

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

CalWest client school in the San Francisco Bay Area seeks a Lead Teacher for an immediate opening or the 2024 – 2025 school year, whichever comes first.

CalWest 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
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Elementary classroom teaching experience (at minimum 3 – 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: 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.
  • Follow progressive and constructivist principles of education

Salary Range

$78,000 – $ 85,000

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