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February 11, 2019
Middle School/Upper School Japanese Teacher, 2019-20
Middle School/Upper School Japanese Teacher, 2019-20

The Position

The Nueva Middle School/Upper School is currently seeking a full time Japanese teacher. In addition to specific subject matter experience and expertise, the ideal candidate would have interest in educational technologies, interdisciplinary approaches, and have flexibility and experience with a range of levels of instruction – beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The candidate should also have experience with differentiated instruction, as there will also be a range of ability within one class. Nueva participates in an exchange program with Doshisha Schools. In May, eighth-grade students travel to Japan on a cultural immersion trip and this teacher will potentially attend. The teaching assignment may also involve teaching in the Upper School as well.

General Responsibilities:
• Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
• Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
• Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
• Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
• Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
• Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
• Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
• Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
• Support the well-being of all students
• Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, and contribute beyond the classroom
• Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva's mission
• Possess relevant experience with exchange programs

Position Qualifications:

• Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
• Successful teaching experience in elementary, middle, secondary school and/or university
• Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
• Excellent communication skills
• A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively

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/apply. For questions, please contact Scott Bowers, Director of HR, at [email protected]

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 learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 900 students PreK–12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six 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 Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school 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.”
Scott Bowers
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