Prospect Sierra School- Middle School Proxy Teaching Position
Overview of School
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become more than great students, but great people. Please visit our website,www.prospectsierra.org, for more information.
Overview of Position
This position description is for a proxy teacher, beginning November 2020. This teacher will report to the Middle School Division Head and will work in close collaboration with the lead content teacher and the grade level team. This is a full time position.
Responsibilities of Job
Be the physical representative for teachers who are unable to come to campus during on campus learning.
Collaborate closely with the lead teacher to enact plans and do the things that the teacher is unable to do through zoom (organizing the space, supporting students with lessons led by the lead teacher in the space, managing logistics, supervising students with breaks, etc)
Assist in teaching the lessons that the lead teacher has designed and implemented from zoom to small (12 person) groups of middle school students
Be responsible for managing and supporting an in-person group of 12 students after the lead teacher has presented the main instruction for a given class period
Support and teach students in small groups and 1on1
Serve on grade level team with ongoing collaboration with other grade team members.
Help support a lead teacher in an online setting if the school remains in distance learning.
Effectively communicate with a diverse parent body.
Participate in parent/teacher conferences.
Support advisories with activities, subbing, or co-leading advisory sessions.
Support advisories by being present during study halls to work with students.
Appreciation for and desire to work with middle school aged students
Understanding of the development of middle school aged students
Understanding that all student learn differently and require different types of support to succeed
Knowledge of the essential role social emotional literacy and identity plays in the workplace and interest in the application of SEL within the educational setting
Knowledge of identity safe and anti-bias educational practices and ability to create an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
Ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies
In addition to required qualifications, desirable additional skills include:
Ability to create a safe and joyful learning environment that fosters a growth-mindset class culture
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent interpersonal skills
Organizational skills and the ability to multitask
Knowledge of educational technology to support teaching and learning
Nuanced understanding of DEI/social justice knowledge from a personal or programmatic perspective
Duties school-wide include:
Ancillary duties include responsibilities that are part of middle school life, e.g., team and staff meetings, attendance at school functions, recess duties, etc.
Prospect Sierra is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in
many ways, inclusive of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age,
ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.
The salary is competitive. Benefits included.
How to Apply
Email a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references to:
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Everyday our talented teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become great people, not just great students.