Prospect Sierra School, a prominent East Bay independent school, is seeking a full-time Elementary School Fourth Grade Lead Teacher for a maternity leave beginning late February, 2017 through the end of the academic year in June.
Prospect Sierra is an independent, co-ed K–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California. Our mission “inspires students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers.” The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently featured Prospect Sierra as a “Model School of the Future”, among only seven schools worldwide, in its publication A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future. Please visit our website, www.prospectsierra.org, for more information about the school.
Overview of Position:
This position is for Fourth Grade Lead Maternity Leave Teacher. The successful candidate will report to the Elementary School Division Head and be responsible for teaching fourth grade humanities, math, and reading and writing workshop.
Teach 4th grade students humanities, SEL, reading and writing workshops, spelling, and mathematics in a developmentally appropriate, engaging way
Create meaningful relationships and an inclusive classroom environment with the students and help them navigate their social, emotional, and academic lives
Collaborate with teacher on leave to ensure a smooth transition at the start of leave, including several shadow dates in advance of lead teacher’s departure
Collaborate weekly with the 4th grade team and specialists to plan curriculum, lessons, and study trips
Evaluate all students on progress reports at end of the final semester
Support a 2nd year assistant teacher through weekly meetings, collaborative teaching, and regular feedback
Communicate effectively with parents
Recess and lunch duties
Attend weekly faculty meetings
Lead a student ‘family’ group
Participate in other school-wide activities throughout the year, such as staff meetings and school assemblies
The candidate must have:
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Three or more years of teaching experience, preferably at the elementary level
Commitment to early adolescent education and social/emotional development
Strong organizational, communication, and record keeping skills
Ability and willingness to work in teams and collaborate extensively with colleagues
Awareness of differentiated learning and teaching styles
Ability to foster strong parent connections
Sense of humor
Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary is competitive.
How to Apply:
Email a résumé (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references) and one-page cover letter to: