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Elementary K-5 Science Teacher

Redwood Day School is an East Bay leader in developmentally-grounded education that prepares students for high school, for college, and for life. Established in 1963, RDS is an independent, diverse K-8 school that combines challenging academics, small classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children's social and emotional development — allowing students to discover and build on their strengths as individual learners. Our learning community is closely connected to our Oakland neighbors through an ethos of service, diversity, and sustainability. Our students develop into self-aware and confident young people who advocate for themselves and others, throughout school and beyond.

Elementary K-5 Science Teacher

Job Description:

We seek an innovative, self-starter to develop a K-5 hands on, inquiry and lab based science program using elements of our existing K-5 science curriculum as a starting point.  The K-5 Science Teacher will be responsible for working collaboratively with K-5 core teachers to move the lower school science program from a self-contained classroom model to a lab-based model. The ideal candidate must be a visionary, able to work with the Lower School Director and Assistant Head of School to envision and create a lab based environment from scratch with ample resource dedication that exemplifies the school’s evolving STEAM initiatives. The K-5 Science Teacher must also engage in a highly collaborative partnership with the 6/7th and 7/8th grade science teachers and the Nature Program Coordinator/Gardening Teacher to review and strengthen the K-8 science curriculum scope and sequence. The ideal candidate will ignite student passion for science while teaching the scientific method, lab and analytical skills. This teacher will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties and outdoor education.

Essential Requirements:

  • BA in science
  • Classroom teaching experience in science, especially at the lower school level
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills

Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Masters in Education or related advanced science related degree (preferred)

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.

Please submit a cover letter, employment application, and current resume by April 4th, 2014, via email to

Redwood Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration.

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