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, global citizenship, 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.
The Lower School Associate Teacher works with the instructional staff of EBI in all areas of responsibility assigned. They are involved in planning and organizing learning experiences and directly supervise children.
They maintain quality relations with the children, the teachers and parents.
Specific responsibilities include:
Committed to the EBI mission of academic excellence:
Aligns and communicates learning goals with EBI mission and core values of bilingualism, educational excellence, diversity, global citizenship and character
Integrates EBI mission into classroom activities
Creates instructional goals and activities with high expectations
Uses the designated language of instruction
Plans and prepares for teaching to maximize student learning
Remains current with content knowledge in one’s subject area/s
Plans to meet IB standards and practices
Plans lessons that have a student-centered constructivist approach
Plans based on the IB learner profile
Plans for the use of technology and other resources as tools to enhance learning goals
Plans for student reflection and self-assessment
Plans collaboratively within teams
Uses student assessment/data to plan future lessons
Builds a community in the classroom, where students feel safe, included, represented and appreciated
Models and incorporates the IB learner profile
Exhibits student work
Pursues open-ended inquiry and real life research through a student centered constructivist approach
Involves student actively in their own learning
Addresses the needs of student with different levels and types of abilities
Uses technology tools to enhance student performance when appropriate
Uses a range and balance of teaching strategies, resources and equipment to support student learning
Empowers students to feel responsible and to take action
Plans collaboratively within teams/departments
Works toward building consensus in grade level and/or subject area meetings
Bilingual English Spanish preferred but not required
Experience working in the educational setting with elementary school children.
Knowledgeable in Education Technology practices
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing using Standard English
Good interpersonal skills with both adults and children.
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.