POSITION OVERVIEW Woodland School seeks an inspiring and nurturing third grade teacher who develops students’ inquiring minds and compassionate hearts. Candidates should be passionate about teaching and have a love for children. The position requires maintaining a full teaching load, weekly recess and lunch duties, and professional meetings.
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education or related field is required. Candidates with Masters and teaching certificate as well as 2-3 years elementary teaching experience preferred.
SKILLS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Experience teaching young children and possess a strong understanding of child development and social emotional learning.
Maintain ongoing collaboration with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment and instructional strategies. Applicants will be required to create integrated units of study with faculty members of other disciplines in an ongoing effort to deepen student learning and model real-world connections.
Strong ability to differentiate instruction for a range of abilities and interest levels in order to provide a student-centered, hands-on approach to learning.
Adept at creating and administering a variety of student assessments to determine academic strengths and areas for improvement.
Committed to professional learning and growth by attending educational conferences and training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional and pedagogical competencies.
Invests in the life of the school by attending department/division meetings, multidisciplinary team meetings, anti-bias initiatives, and any and all areas that support the student experience.
Consistent and clear communication with families to discuss their children's progress, areas of achievement, as well as to identify needed supports and create goals.
Demonstrated professional behavior, including discretion, good judgment, and integrity.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
HOW TO APPLY Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for a minimum of three references. Please combine all documents into a single PDF and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The position can be physically demanding. Reasonable accommodations may be made if requested in advance.
OVERVIEW OF WOODLAND SCHOOL Located just west of Stanford University, Woodland is an independent day school that offers a joyful approach to learning in a diverse, respectful, and inclusive environment for approximately 300 students in early childhood through eighth-grade. We have two sections of each grade level K- 8 with class sizes that average from 14-18 per class.
Woodland School specializes in education that inspires students by nurturing each individual’s voice, intellect, and character. With rich content and an emphasis on inquiry-based and student-driven projects, students are empowered and encouraged to be active and engaged learners. Our students’ innate sense of wonder is the foundation of learning at Woodland School. Teachers craft meaningful, multi-sensory learning experiences which enable creativity, ingenuity, and deep interdisciplinary connections. Students explore and develop complex understandings that engender a sense of self and purpose in the world.
Woodland School’s faculty create a school environment that is as supportive and nurturing as it is challenging, and they embody the core values of the school—stewardship, integrity, curiosity, resilience, equity, and respect. Our teachers apply best practices through collaboration, integrated curriculum, brain-based teaching and learning methods, and continued professional development. Our teachers are themselves learners, constantly searching for ways to improve their practice. A robust professional development program supports our faculty by connecting them to the best practices in pedagogy, curriculum development, educational technology, and student assessment.
Woodland School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who reflect such diversity.
About Woodland School
Woodland School is a 270 student PS-8th grade independent school located in the beautiful hills of Portola Valley just west of Stanford University. Rooted in the philosophy of a well-balanced education that values both the good student and good person in each child, Woodland enrolls children from a wide range of Silicon Valley families.