Almaden Country Day School (ACDS) seeks full-time elementary and middle school teachers for The Learning Center (TLC) at ACDS. In our popular and growing program, these classes are taught in small groups, with 1 teacher and 4 students. We are looking for patient, compassionate teachers who understand the strengths and challenges of children with dyslexia.
The needs of our bright students are addressed through multisensory instruction and thoughtful teaching. Language arts, math, social studies, and social-emotional learning are part of the TLC curriculum.
ACDS will cover the costs of training teachers in the Orton-Gillingham Approach to instruction. Teachers are expected to complete all training with fidelity.
Overview of Almaden Country Day School:
Almaden Country Day School is an independent, preschool through 8th grade school located in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. ACDS promotes the belief that children learn best when instruction is age-appropriate, highly individualized, and joyful.
The Learning Center is a program within our school for bright children with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or dyscalculia. They are ACDS students, fully-integrated members of our school community. Like all ACDS students, they have a homeroom teacher for language arts, math, social studies, and social-emotional learning. In TLC classes, there is a 4:1 ratio with a master teacher. TLC students join their grade-level peers for science, music, art, PE, and drama. They participate in after-school sports, clubs, and overnight field trips. We see TLC as a transitional program, expecting students to move to general education when they are ready. For more information about TLC, please visit the school website or reach out to Cecilia Robb (contact information below). https://www.almadencountrydayschool.org/the-learning-center/the-tlc-difference
ACDS strives to develop well-rounded young people, with all students taking art, drama, physical education, music, and in the middle school, more than 40 choices for elective classes. The school’s signature enrichment programs, hands-on science featuring an outdoor classroom, a robust integrated technology program, a designated maker space, and a strong fine and performing arts program all contribute to the emphasis on balanced, whole-child instruction at ACDS. The school-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion also contributes to the student and faculty experience.
Our parents are very committed to the school and follow the progress of their children carefully. TLC teachers must understand and embrace the unique concerns of our students and parents.
Almaden Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and qualifications. ACDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Demonstrated success in teaching children in an elementary or middle school setting; 5 years minimum
Familiarity with current best practices in the context of a developmental learning philosophy
Commitment to teaching 21st Century Skills, including teamwork, creativity, problem solving, curiosity, ethics, and resilience
Evidence of ongoing professional development and desire to grow as an educator
Personal characteristics: passion for working with children, optimism, flexibility, patience, commitment to personal and professional growth
Willingness to carry out other duties and responsibilities beyond the classroom, as expected of all faculty
Demonstrated success in working with children with language-based learning differences