Head-Royce School seeks Teaching Interns to support Lower School classroom teachers. We expect that Teaching Interns intend to pursue a career in teaching, and are interested in learning about classroom teaching practices and strategies. Teaching Interns are responsible for supporting the lead teachers’ curriculum and disciplinary procedures and general classroom atmosphere and style established by the lead teacher.
The school seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in multicultural education, an awareness of ecological literacy, an interest in project-based learning, an understanding of children and a genuine fondness for working with students.
Skills, Attitudes, and Mindsets
A desire to support lead teachers and assist “specialist” teachers, and to teach students collaboratively.
Ability to learn and apply classroom and schoolyard management strategies.
Demonstrated desire to support the whole child, including identified school values, social and emotional curriculum and disciplinary procedures.
Demonstrates a desire to seek teaching/education as a career
Classroom experience (volunteering or teaching) is preferred
Additional Qualifications: a bonus, but not required
Enrollment in a Teacher Credentialing or Education program
Experience with progressive educational pedagogies (e.g. Project Based Learning, Social/Emotional
curriculums, performing arts, etc.)
An appreciation for individual and cultural differences
Head-Royce School Overview
Located on a 12-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 131-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.
Head-Royce enrolls 890 students in three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the School’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an equitable inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being, and carefully stewarding our resources.
Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools