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3rd Grade Teacher

The Nueva School:
The Nueva School, located in the San Francisco Bay Area and founded in 1967, is an internationally recognized independent school serving gifted and talented students. Nueva is a pre-kindergarten to 8th grade progressive school emphasizing child-centered integrated studies, creative arts and technology, and specialist teaching in art, reading, math, science, music, and physical education. Nueva’s constructivist program is built on a foundation of design thinking and social-emotional learning principles. The 33-acre campus includes a design lab, a media lab, a library, a Café, an organic garden, and expansive outdoor play spaces. Working in cross-grade and cross-disciplinary groups, teachers at Nueva take inspiration from their own passions, life experiences, and ongoing professional learning to develop original project-based, integrated curriculum. Nueva is excited to announce the opening of a high school in August 2013, beginning with a 9th grade class. Additional information can be found at

Job Responsibilities:
Nueva’s elementary program fosters students’ passion for learning by providing authentic, integrated learning contexts, valuing multiple approaches to the learning process, and creating hands-on and cooperative learning experiences. Social-emotional learning, creativity, and design thinking are at the core of the curricular program.

The Nueva School seeks a dynamic, creative 3rd Grade Classroom Teacher who is passionate about working with elementary school students, committed to innovative pedagogy, and familiar with the use of relevant technology to enhance learning. The candidate must have experience developing project-based curriculum with a team and without textbooks; command of inquiry-based mathematics instruction; training in teaching reading, writing, and spelling; and the ability to develop students in areas of social-emotional learning. The candidate must also value the diverse range of interests, talents, skills, and learning styles amongst the students and be committed to best meeting the range of students’ needs.

Job Qualifications:
The ideal 3rd Grade Teacher is:
– successful at assessing and communicating student progress.
– skillful at differentiating curriculum and instruction.
– steeped in constructivist pedagogy.
– comfortable working without textbooks or a published curriculum.
– passionate about curriculum development.
– conversant with research in gifted education.
– at ease collaborating with and supporting colleagues and parents.
– flexible and willing to take risks, to experiment, and to try again.
– able to stay organized in a fast paced environment.

A Master’s degree is preferred for this position.

Application Process:
Applicants must have a minimum of three-five years of lead teaching experience in independent schools. We will not be able to consider applicants who do not have this experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references via email (preferred) to: or via regular mail to:
Emily Kolatch, Head of Lower School
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd
Hillsborough CA 94010

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