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Posted
March 19, 2019
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Position
PreK-12 Associate Teacher in Equity and Social Justice – 2019-20
Description
PreK-12 Associate Teacher in Equity and Social Justice – 2019-20

The Position
The Nueva School is seeking an Associate Teacher to work with our Director of Equity and Social Justice to develop and implement student programming and campus-wide conversations, and to collaborate with teachers in grades PreK to 12 to integrate social justice and equity principles into curricula and classroom instruction. Our Associate Teacher in Equity and Social Justice would also teach a course in the middle and/or upper school. 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 teach and work with students, collaborate with other teachers, build curriculum, and reflect upon their practice. Associate Teachers are regularly expected to exercise discretion and independent judgement in the performance of their teaching duties.  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, preferably in a related field
• Strong understanding of systemic oppression and social justice theories
• Strong interest in working with students from PreK to grade 12
• Passion for and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in classroom culture and curriculum
• 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 send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references at http://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/apply. 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 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.”

Contact
Allen Frost
[email protected]

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