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 in Sunnyvale, CA. We are seeking flexible, high-caliber educators who have:
Teaching experience in project-based, constructivist, Expeditionary Learning and/or Waldorf schools
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 and interest to design and implement theme-based curriculum that engages young children
A positive, passionate attitude with demonstrated professionalism, responsibility, and work ethic
At least 2 years teaching experience in grades 1-3.
A BA/BS in education.
A strong understanding of gifted learners or willingness to learn.
Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills with children and adults.
Compensation: Benefits and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.
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.