Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Crystal Springs Uplands School is a 6-12 co-educational independent day school located on two distinct campuses. Our deeply connected culture and community celebrates scholarship, strives for balance, and fosters inclusion. Crystal students bring a multitude of diverse and unique backgrounds to our community; they are motivated learners who lead with humility and embrace authenticity.
Crystal adults are experienced, collaborative educators who are committed to effective teaching and professional growth. Crystal teachers enjoy engaging with students inside and outside of the classroom and pursue their passion for teaching with dedication and humor. Crystal embodies its core values through robust professional growth and leadership opportunities, intentional relationship-building, innovative curriculum, rich co-curricular programs, and a continual commitment to creating a diverse, equitable school community.
Crystal Springs Uplands School seeks a quarter-time to half-time Middle School Mandarin teacher able to teach introductory to advanced levels, starting August 2020.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years of Mandarin teaching (or related) experience and a B.A./B.S. in a relevant field (Masters Degree preferred). A successful candidate in this position will:
Speak fluent Mandarin
Exhibit a passion for content knowledge and a range of effective pedagogical approaches
Demonstrate commitment to equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices
Cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and challenging learning environment that reflects Crystal’s core values and allows our diverse student body to grow and thrive
Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop innovative and meaningful curriculum and programming
Integrate technology in effective ways that enhances students’ learning experiences and growth
Take advantage of opportunities for professional growth, leadership, and community building
Serve as an advisor who is committed to the social and emotional development of students
Bring unique skills to contribute to our multifaceted community outside of the classroom (e.g. coaching, sponsoring a club, leading a global trip, speaking multiple languages, etc.)
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as your anticipated contribution to the Crystal community given the job description, your resume, and a list of three references to or by mail (Middle School Mandarin Position, Crystal Springs Uplands School, 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002).
About Crystal Springs Uplands School
Crystal Springs Uplands School is a coeducational independent day school with an Upper School campus in Hillsborough, California and a Middle School campus in Belmont, California. Located on the Bay Area Peninsula and serving 566 students in grades 6-12 CSUS is an institution committed to diversity that encourages minority candidates to apply.