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Fourth Grade Lead Teacher Leave Coverage/Lower School Teaching Support

  • 15 Oct 2020 11:22 AM
    Message # 9305992

    Position: Fourth Grade Lead Teacher Leave Coverage/Lower School Teaching Support

    Reports To: Lower School Director
    Position Type: Full-Time Temporary, Faculty, Exempt

    Bentley School is a K-12 co-educational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland (K-8) and Lafayette (9-12), California. Founded in 1920, the Bentley School legacy of excellence in teaching and learning combined with The Bentley Promise maximize student success in college and throughout their lives. Bentley School is an inclusive community that shares a vision of academic achievement, balance, and the cultivation of character.

    In a culture of shared leadership where expertise is respected, deans and senior administrators created Bentley’s characteristics of professional excellence to reinforce our values as a community, inspire self-reflection and growth as professionals, and give clear direction as to how we live out the Bentley Promise. With these characteristics as our guide, the faculty at Bentley have a deep knowledge of and passion for their subject, and they continually develop their practice as educators. Engaging in continual reflection, re-assessment, and pursuit of mission-driven pedagogical practices, Bentley faculty members maintain a growth mindset by observing and learning from each other and participating in robust professional development. Teachers are expected to align unequivocally with student growth and success, establishing pedagogical objectives that are consistent with students’ development, reflecting high expectations along with demonstrated flexibility based on student achievement. Beyond the classroom, Bentley faculty members participate meaningfully in aspects of student and campus life serving as role models of compassion, respect, justice, and inclusivity as citizens of the world.

    Criteria:  Self motivated individuals who want to play an integral role in a dynamic school community.  

    Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

         Planningand implementing core curriculum as a lead teacher

         Working collaboratively with administration, grade level teachers, specialists and teaching associates

         Developing and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues, students, and families

         Working and communicating effectively with parents in formal and informal conferences, written reports, newsletters, and other school-approved channels

         Supporting and following school policies and procedures

         Creating a positive learning environment both remotely and on campus where students thrive academically

         Planning, implementing, and assessing grade-level language arts, math, social studies, and science curricula

         Collaborating with the 4th grade team to implement innovative curricula in which both academic and social-emotional growth are considered

         Attending regular faculty and grade-level meetings

         Being a positive and contributing member of the Bentley community

         Communicating effectively with parents through weekly newsletters, conferences, and report writing

         Mentoring a Teaching Associate and supporting them in their professional development

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ● Bachelor’s degree required and master’s degree in elementary education or related field preferred

    ● 3-5 years experience in an interdisciplinary elementary environment

    ● Ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students

         Knowledge of educational technology and remote teaching experience preferred

         Experience with Responsive Classroom, Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop as well as inquiry-based instructional practices in math preferred

         Desire to continually examine one’s practice with the goal to improve student learning

         Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills

         Experience in innovative course design, planning, implementation, and assessment

         Remote teaching experience preferred

    Bentley School is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity among faculty, staff  and administration. The School offers competitive compensation and benefits along with ample opportunity for professional growth which is reflected in our commitment to providing ample funds to support the professional development of our faculty.

    How to Apply

    Please send a letter of interest, CV/resume, and three (3) references. Materials may be sent to Jacquie Escher, Lower School Division Director, at jescher@bentleyschool.org. Include “Fourth Grade Lead Teacher” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


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