Currently Accepting Applications for 3rd/4th Grade Humanities Teacher
Are you a creative, innovative and caring educator who is seeking a position that is not bound by the expectations of traditional education?
Helios School is an innovative, independent school community for gifted children in grades K-8 on the San Francisco Peninsula. Founded in 2009, we will graduate our first class of eighth graders next spring. We are seeking flexible, high-caliber educators to join our faculty who have:
A background in the humanities, with a particular passion for literature and history
Teaching experience and knowledge for promoting literacy across the disciplines
A practice of life-long learning and continual professional development
A desire to work collaboratively with colleagues
A commitment to meet the needs of gifted children in an authentic and developmentally appropriate learning environment
Flexibility and commitment to fostering a nurturing, creative and experiential environment that reinforces academic skills
Ability to motivate and challenge students while maintaining a focused, orderly environment
Ability to use an interactive, hands-on, project-based approach while promoting self-discovery and critical thinking
Ability to use formative assessments to guide instruction and expectations
Ability and interest to design and implement theme-based curriculum that engages young adolescents
A positive, passionate attitude with demonstrated professionalism, responsibility, and work ethic
At least 2 years teaching experience in grades 3-7.
A BA in English, history, or the social sciences
A strong understanding of gifted learners or willingness to learn.
Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills with children and adults.
Currently eligible to be employed in the US.
Please submit a resume with a short cover letter expressing why you are seeking this position. Please include a brief description of your educational philosophy.