Established in 1920, Bentley School is a K-12 co-educational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland (K-8) and Lafayette (9-12), California. Bentley School celebrates the cultural and ethnic diversity of its community as a key strength of its program, and desires faculty members who will help cultivate these shared values. Bentley School is an inclusive community that shares a vision of academic achievement, balance, and the cultivation of character. The administration and deans worked together to create Bentley’s characteristics of professional excellence which reinforce our values as a community, inspire self-reflection and growth as professionals, and give clear direction in how we live out the Bentley Promise. With these characteristics as our guide, Bentley seeks teachers who:
The administration and deans worked together to create Bentley’s characteristics of professional excellence which reinforce our values as a community, inspire self-reflection and growth as professionals, and give clear direction in how we live out the Bentley Promise. With these characteristics as our guide, Bentley teachers have a deep knowledge of and passion for their subject, and they continually develop their practice as educators. Engaging in continual reflection, re-assessment, and pursuit of mission-driven pedagogical practices, teachers at Bentley take risks and maintain a growth mindset by observing and learning from each other. Teachers are expected to align unequivocally with student growth and success and establish pedagogical objectives that are consistent with students’ development, that reflects high expectations, and that demonstrate flexibility based on student achievement. Beyond the classroom, Bentley faculty participate meaningfully in aspects of student and campus life and help students understand how to be compassionate, respectful, just, and inclusive citizens of the world in all the best senses.
Responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:
Teaching three sections of Middle School Math- one section of honors and two ar level, two elective sections, and acting as a grade level advisor.
Fulfilling operational responsibilities such as weekly and monthly school meetings, providing student supervision during breaks, student drop off and pick up, and participating in admissions events.
Collaborating with other members of the Middle School to organize and participate in non-classroom student experiences such as Town Meetings, overnight trips, field day, and other opportunities.
Carrying out operational tasks as required, including but not limited to recording attendance, prompt start and end times to classes, timely responses to communications, timely completion of report card comments, and ensuring that all policies and procedures are followed at all times.
Participating in various aspects of student life at Bentley such as advising, coaching, or working with student organizations.
Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, master’s degree preferred and/or a related field that requires significant coursework in Mathematics
Experience in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on group collaboration and use of technology
Experience in teaching Problem Solving skills in addition to traditional core content
Ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students
Bentley School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks rich diversity among faculty and administration. The School offers competitive compensation and benefits. Bentley is a growth oriented school which is reflected in our commitment to providing ample funds to support the professional development of our faculty.
How to Apply
Please send a letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses both your approach to working with students and how you approach your classroom practice. A list with the names and contact information of three (3) references should also be included. No phone calls please.
Qualified, interested candidate may apply for the position through online application at