Shu Ren International School is a private, Pre-K to 5th grade, coeducational day school in Berkeley, California, USA. Shu Ren comes from a Chinese idiom suggesting the tremendous challenge in educating a whole person. "Shu" originally means tree, and it also means cultivate, build, and rear. "Ren" means a person. We chose Shu Ren as the name for our school to represent the mission of our school, which is to take on the challenging task of educating the whole person.
Shu Ren International School is committed to empowering students to become internationally-minded critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Through our engaging, inquiry-based environment students reach their full academic potential and become caring, multilingual, and culturally literate global citizens.
Shu Ren International School is a bilingual (English/Mandarin) IB World School authorized for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Currently, Shu Ren is one of few authorized bilingual (English/Mandarin) IB/PYP schools in the United States. Shu Ren is also an accredited school by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
We are seeking a highly-qualified and experienced, Chinese PYP teacher to join our mission-oriented team for the 2021-2022 school year.
These proposed duties are subject to change according to the school’s teaching needs, but may include:
Chinese homeroom PYP teacher in elementary grades
Attend weekly PYP curriculum planning meetings
Keep up-to-date assessment data of students
Yard supervisory duty to be determined
Participate in whole school and division appropriate special events
Any other duties assigned by the school
Qualifications and Experience
B.A degree or above in education or related field
At least two years of experience in teaching the IB Primary Years Programme
Experience in teaching young children who are non-native Mandarin speakers
Previous experience working in a co-teaching model or collaborative team
Knowledge and skills
Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written in Mandarin Chinese at a native speaker’s proficiency level
Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English
Have a high level of understanding of current research as to how children learn
Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a team
Through differentiated instruction, and by using a variety of styles, be able to inspire mixed culture and ability classes
Create challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students
Equal Opportunity Employer
Shu Ren International School is committed to equal employment opportunity. The School does not discriminate against any employee or candidate for employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, and physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, transfer, discipline, and termination.
Conditions of employment
Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment, which include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance, fingerprint processing, verification of educational credentials and their legal right to work in the United States.
About Shu Ren International School
Shu Ren International School is a private, co-educational located in Berkeley, California currently serving students from two years old to 5th grades. We are a Mandarin immersion International Baccalaureate (IB) School and are also accredited by WASC. We are committed to empowering students to become internationally-minded critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Through our engaging, inquiry-based environment students reach their full academic potential and become caring, multilingual, and culturally literate global citizens.