2nd Grade Teacher

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

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

CalWest’s client school in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area seeks a 2nd Grade Teacher to start in August 2024.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, child development, or related field required  
  • Desire and ability to work in a collegial, highly collaborative environment 
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse, dynamic, and progressive school community 
  • A commitment to anti-racism and demonstrated skill in designing equitable and inclusive educational experiences and learning environments that incorporate themes of diversity and justice 
  • Proficiency in and curiosity about educational technology 
  • A growth mindset, sense of humor, and excellent organizational and communication skills 


  • Actively participate in a collaborative employee culture that is committed to being at the leading edge of JK – 12th grade education. 
  • Report to the Head of Lower School 
  • Lead teach a 2nd-grade class, including language arts, mathematics, and social studies 
  • Implement the school’s social-emotional curriculum, which is based on the Responsive Classroom approach 
  • Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based style of teaching that exemplifies how student wellness, intellectual rigor, and a deep commitment to social impact and DEI are critical to the school’s learning experience 
  • Effectively manage flexible, collaborative learning experiences with various sized groups of students 
  • Thoughtfully integrate technology into the curriculum 
  • Collaboratively design integrated, project-based experiences for the weekly block with colleagues 
  • Co-plan and co-teach with colleagues, including Resident Teachers, focusing on differentiated instruction 
  • Communicate student progress and needs with students’ caregivers on a regular and as-needed basis 
  • Differentiate instruction for a range of learners by partnering with student support team members to effectively support and challenge each student at their “just right” level 
  • Continue to evolve best practices in line with the school’s strategic priorities and in collaboration with school leadership

Salary Range

$77,500 – $140,000

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