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Our community of faculty and staff represents a diverse and skilled group of educators who share a commitment to holding students at the center of all things, and have a passion for teaching and learning. We model and practice our core values, a commitment to social justice, and understand the importance of supporting the whole child.
At Park Day School, expert teachers and dedicated staff are committed to the enterprise of providing a place where students learn deeply, think creatively, act compassionately, and live fully. Founded in 1976, Park Day offers an outstanding co-educational K-8 program to over 300 students. The school community embraces the ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity of Oakland. The school is rooted in the tenets of progressive education and reinforces 21st Century learning. Our student-centered approach cultivates deep thinkers and compassionate and courageous people who shape a more equitable and sustainable world. Park Day is a leader in public purpose initiatives; our community outreach program collaborates with public schools and community groups to create meaningful service-learning opportunities for our students.
Located in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, the school is situated on a four-acre campus that has been described as “glorious” and “a jewel” with trees,gardens, and quiet niches as well as outdoor play and athletic facilities; it is a campus for all ages. Park Day has become a leader in developing innovative educational connections between campus and classroom, including our living labs, specialized learning gardens, nature zone, chicken coop, and edible gardens.
All the adults at Park Day work to nurture relationships, critical thinking, and compassion so that learning occurs in a caring, safe, and empowering setting for students and grown ups alike. Collaboration and professional development is valued, and prioritized.
Park Day School offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental and vision insurance, and a generous retirement program.
As an equal opportunity employer, Park Day actively seeks applicants who reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, faith or veteran status.
Overview of the Position
Reporting to the Lower School Director, the school seeks an experienced, vibrant teacher who brings strong academic foundations, creativity and innovation to their teaching practice, both on-site and remote. Class size is between 16-18 students, and there is a part time Teaching Assistant. The hiring process will include a screening interview with two administrators. Finalists will submit samples of lesson plans, student assessment, parent communication and participate in a second interview with the full hiring committee.
In the Lower School self-contained classroom the lead Teacher is responsible for:
The ideal candidate will:
How to Apply
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