Upper Elementary 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 a 4th/5th Grade Elementary Teacher to begin November 14, 2022.

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

  • Elementary teaching: 1 year (Required)
  • Lead Teaching: 1 year (Required)
  • Masters in Education and/or Teaching Credential
  • Demonstrate commitment to inquiry-based learning
  • Able to balance skill development with experiential exploration
  • Have strong classroom management skills
  • Understand the importance of social-emotional learning
  • Have experience differentiating instruction to meet the needs of a variety of learners
  • Are reflective practitioners
  • Are flexible and creative

More about this role


  • Providing one-on-one, small group, and whole group instruction.
  • Instructional methods must include direct instruction and inquiry-based exploration in literacy, math, and social studies. Instruction will be in alignment with the Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, as guided by the Head of School.
  • Supporting learning inquiry and active student participation by developing age-appropriate project work through thoughtful reflection on student interests, passions, and dialogues.
  • Differentiating for individual student needs.
  • Collaborating daily/weekly/monthly with co-teachers, specialists, teaching team, and Head of School.
  • Monitoring student progress through consistent observations and regular assessments.
  • Facilitating a democratic community through daily Morning Meetings and Closing Circles, classroom meetings, conflict resolution strategies, and a view of the child as ‘competent’ in both solving problems and contributing to solutions.
  • Implementing classroom management strategies that draw on children’s strengths and participation.