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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 a vibrant Kindergarten teacher who brings creativity and innovation to their teaching practice. This person will join a growth-oriented and collaborative learning community committed to the school’s mission and core values. Class size is between 16-18 students, and there is a part time Assistant Teacher supporting the class. The hiring process will include a screening interview with two administrators, with finalists returning for a second round demonstration lesson and interview with the full hiring committee.
In the Lower School self-contained classroom the Kindergarten teacher is responsible for:
The ideal candidate will:
Salary and benefits will be based on qualifications and experience. Benefits offered include employer-paid medical with Kaiser, dental insurance, a generous retirement plan and more. We also have a calming, beautiful campus where you can enjoy a discounted lunch from our school caterers.
How to Apply
Submit cover letter and resume with 3-5 professional references to: https://form.jotform.com/90749053101147.
Overview of the Position:
Reporting to the Middle School Director, the school seeks vibrant teachers who bring creativity and innovation to their teaching practice. The dedicated Middle School Team collaborates with engaged students to create a dynamic and joyful learning community to ensure that students master both academic and interpersonal skills. We provide guidance to help students maintain their love for learning as they learn to advocate for themselves and others. Our teachers model a growth mindset, direct and heartfelt communication, and a passion for their subject area and for working with middle school students.
The Middle School Spanish teacher is responsible for Spanish instruction for Grades 6 – 8 in a progressive, integrated learning program (alongside Art, Drama, Humanities, Math, Music, Science, and Physical Education). This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with the entire MS staff, teaming to support the students socially, emotionally and academically. A core component of this role is preparing students with a wide range of Spanish proficiency and learning styles for the transition to a high school Spanish program. Furthermore, at Park Day School, Spanish language instruction occurs in the context of the cultures that speak Spanish.
Middle School teachers are responsible for the daily instructional delivery of their subject-specific curriculum that aligns with the school’s mission and vision. Middle School teachers teach classes and assess learning each day, facilitate an advisory group (of approximately 12 students), communicate about curriculum objectives and student progress with families, host student clubs, collaborate with colleagues, and have other supervision duties as assigned.
This person will join a growth-oriented and collaborative learning community committed to the school’s mission and core values. Teachers are expected to reflect on their practice, invite feedback, and strategize for continual improvement.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum and Pedagogy:
Cultural Competence and Diversity Best Practice:
The qualified candidate will/must:
Salary and benefits will be based on qualifications and experience. Benefits offered include employer-paid medical, dental insurance, a generous retirement plan and more. We also have a calming, beautiful campus where you can enjoy a discounted lunch from our school caterers.
Apply online with your cover letter, resume and 3-5 professional references at https://form.jotform.com/90749053101147 Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 21, 2020. Once resumes are reviewed, semi-finalists will have a screening interview with an administrator and finalists will visit campus for a demonstration lesson and interviews with the hiring committee and other key faculty and administrators.
Overview of the Position and Qualifications:
We are seeking individuals with elementary or middle school classroom experience and/or education to work on an on-call basis to substitute teach in lower school self contained classrooms, middle school single subject classrooms and/or arts and physical education programs. An understanding of progressive educational theory and practices is preferred. We also seek candidates who are comfortable working in a diverse learning environment. We are seeking candidates who have a nurturing and supportive tone with students. The substitute teacher will be responsible for implementing the daily lesson plans and adhering to the posted schedule. Interested candidates will undergo a thorough orientation training to understand our progressive and collaborative professional environment. A valid teaching credential is strongly desired.
How to Apply:
A complete application includes a resume, letter of interest, and two references. Please apply at https://form.jotform.com/90749053101147.