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December 6, 2018
Lower School Associate Teachers - K-4 - 2019-20
The Nueva School:  Lower School Associate Teachers, K-4, 2019-20

The Position

The Nueva School seeks Lower School Associate Teachers to work in kindergarten, first, second, third, or fourth grade classrooms. The ideal candidate will have experience with and knowledge of the developmental stages of young children and an interest in childhood education. Experience working with young students is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2019 and runs through the 2019-2020 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Associate Teachers work closely with Mentor Teachers through an apprenticeship model. They spend each day in the classroom, working with students, collaborating with teachers, building curriculum, teaching lessons, and reflecting upon their practice. In addition, Associate Teachers attend weekly professional development workshops as part of a year-long curriculum to explore current topics in teaching and learning.

Associate Teachers are members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, reflection and lifelong learning. Associate Teachers participate in all aspects of school life, including serving as co-advisors, preparing parent- teacher conferences, chaperoning school trips, and attending faculty meetings and school events. During their second year, Associate Teachers develop a teaching portfolio, and receive support in applying for positions and/or graduate school, building a resume, and preparing for interviews.

Associate Teachers participate in the Innovative Teacher Program (ITP), a two-year program designed to provide classroom teaching experience, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for new and developing teachers.

Position Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree required
- Experience working with young students preferred
- Experience with and knowledge of the developmental stages of young children
- Strong interest in childhood education and desire to work with young students
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
- A desire to teach collaboratively
- Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
- A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

To Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information and job title for at least three professional references at https://nuevaschool.applytojob.com. For questions, please contact Allen Frost, Director of the Innovative Teacher Program, at [email protected] and/or 650.350.4575.

For more information about The Nueva School, please visit our website: www.nuevaschool.org

About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves over 800 students PK-12 and expects to grow to over 950 students in the next few years. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The community and programs are guided by the School’s mission: Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.

Nueva has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”
Allen Frost
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