Elementary Teacher (long-term leave)

Job Title: Elementary Teacher (long-term leave)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Jose / Los Gatos
Salary: 55-75k
Start Date: 8/1/2019
Reference: P0188
Contact Name: Margo Hohsfield
Contact Email: [email protected]
Job Published: March 11, 2019 15:00

Job Description


One of our premier independent Jewish day schools in the South Bay is looking for a K-5 Elementary Teacher (leave position). The position starts immediately and goes through June 2019. Their student-centered approach to education provides opportunities for students to focus on areas of interest. Honesty, compassion, and emphasis on the positive, are hallmarks of the school's approach to life and learning.
Teachers are constantly collaborating with each other, integrating subject matter, and adapting lessons to the kids’ interests which yields a rich, diverse curriculum, and inspires students to achieve their full potential.

As a lower school teacher, you will explore literature, mathematical problem solving, creative writing and science projects with your students in ways that help them grapple with universal themes.

We exceed typical offerings by giving students a daily experience in something “special”. This includes Physical Education twice a week, Art once a week, Music once a week, Gardening once a week, and STEAM/Design Challenges once a week. Experts in their field teach all of these specials, allowing additional prep time for you.
You are: creative, flexible, collaborative, responsive to the needs of kids, a good listener, dynamic, caring, receptive, open, and bring your own amazing ideas to the team and the kids.

Specific requirements and expectations:
  • At least three years of classroom experience, with a demonstrated focus on lower school education;
  • Bachelor's degree (Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Master's Degree preferred);
  • Knowledge of cognitive and social-emotional development; uses a variety of teaching techniques; incorporates technology into the classroom; establishes positive relationships with students, communicates with parents, collaborates with colleagues; initiates professional development; supports the mission, serves outside the classroom and adheres to professional standards and models integrity and respect.