The Head of School is seeking faculty and staff members who, in addition to their specific responsibilities, demonstrate the following:
Enjoy working in an international, diverse school environment;
Share in our values of bilingualism, educational excellence, diversity, International mindedness , and the cultivation of character;
Support the mission of EBI;
Bring a positive attitude and a sense of professionalism to the School community.
The fundamental responsibility of every teacher is to commit to the values and beliefs of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and to work constantly to translate them into daily classroom practice. The school’s primary purpose is student learning and this job description is therefore structured according to the three central questions relating to this learning.
Also, in recognition of the fact that we aim to be a community of learners, we have added a final question, which focuses upon our responsibility for our own learning.
Specific responsibilities include:
Creating a safe and learning environment for students
Planning that views second language learning as an integrated process that involves reading, writing and speaking.
Facilitating learning activities that foster the development of critical thinking and technology skills.
Planning collaboratively for student learning.
Planning, based on the IB Learner Profile.
Involving students in planning for their own learning and assessment.
Planning which builds on students’ prior knowledge and experience.
Addressing assessment issues throughout the planning process.
Planning which emphasizes the connection between subjects.
Planning which recognizes a range of ability levels.
Planning units which explore similarities and differences between cultures and places.
Planning units which explore broad human experiences from a range of perspectives.
Using a range and balance of teaching strategies.
Grouping and regrouping students for a variety of learning situations.
Viewing students as thinkers with emerging theories of the world.
Building on what students know.
Using multiple resources to take action.
Empowering students to feel responsible and to take action.
Involving students actively in their own learning.
Pursuing open-ended inquiry and real life investigations.
Maintaining constant awareness of the needs of additional language learners.
Addressing the needs of students with different levels and types of ability.
Demonstrating a positive attitude toward and enthusiasm for working with children, their parents, and colleagues.
Actively pursuing professional development in any of the above points which are considered by teachers and/or the school as being factors in need of strengthening.
Assessing students learning and developing appropriate plans to meet those students’ needs.
Familiarity with how language learning difficulties manifest themselves in other curricular areas and how to address those issues.
Awareness of language difficulties and how to support their differences in literacy acquisition.
Participating in weekly meetings, parents’ conferences and whole school training events.
Consulting and coordinating regularly with other professionals such as the Director of PYP and DEI, Director of Academics, Director of Well-being and DEI, and learning specialists, among others.
Commitment to lifelong learning and language development.
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School and/or supervisor.
Attend IB PYP training.
Experience teaching K-6 literacy, math, social studies and science
Appreciation for and desire to work with elementary school students
A passionate commitment to supporting student success
Knowledge and understanding of personalized learning and innovative educational practices
Understanding and commitment to DEI/social justice, including anti-bias and safe identity educational practices
Willingness to collaborate with diverse constituencies, work in a diverse team, and be a leader
Flexibility, given the uncertain times we are living through
Commitment to 21st-century education, including knowledge of the key role of SEL practices in whole child education and international mindedness
Three or more years of experience teaching as a lead teacher required.
BA in Education, Language Arts, or in a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Three or more years experience teaching Lower School as a lead teacher is required.
Bilingual English-Spanish is preferred but not required.
Experience and training in PYP, MYP and/or IB Diploma is preferred.
Experience teaching in other international or bilingual schools preferred
Knowledgeable in Education Technology practices
To be considered for the position, please complete an application, and send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for at least three professional references, including supervisors, to Raquel Vizcaíno, Principal (2-8) at email@example.com. Please generate all documents as one MS Word doc or a converted PDF file. Incomplete files, or files or candidates that do not meet the desired qualifications, will not be considered.
EBI is an equal opportunity employer
About Escuela Bilingüe Internacional
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) is an independent co-educational dayschool located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland of the San Francisco Bay Area. EBI is authorized by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Primary Years Programme. The school offers a Spanish-English dual language program, extending from pre-K through 8th grade. EBI opened its doors in September 2006, with preschool and kindergarten.
The mission of Escuela Bilingüe Internacional is to provide an excellent Spanish-English bilingual education based on the highest international academic standards in an environment that thrives on diversity, fosters global citizenship, and develops the character necessary to recognize that cultural uniqueness is the touchstone of our common humanity.