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Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher

Prospect Sierra School
Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher
Overview of School:
Prospect Sierra School, a prominent East Bay independent school, is seeking a full-time Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher at the Middle School campus for the 2014-15 school year.
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed K–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California. Our mission “inspires students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers.” The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently featured Prospect Sierra as a Model School of the Future, among only seven schools worldwide, in its publication A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future. Please visit our website,, for more information about the school.
Overview of Position:
The ideal candidate for the job is a person who loves teaching middle school students. We value team-minded teachers committed to active participation in various aspects of school life. The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head and assist the fifth-grade homeroom, humanities, math, and science classes.
Primary Responsibilities:
§  Assist the fifth-grade humanities and math/science teachers in the preparation and delivery of lessons
§  Collaborate with the fifth-grade team to ensure cohesive delivery of the curriculum
§  Create meaningful relationships with students and foster an inclusive classroom community
§  Review curricular content with students in small groups and one-on-one settings
§  Co-manage Study Hall and offer support to students who need additional review and/or extension activities
The candidate must have:
§  Bachelor’s degree
§  Experience working with upper elementary and/or middle school students
§  Experience and comfort delivering a dynamic, flexible curriculum
§  Initiative to take on substantial roles within the fifth-grade team
§  Classroom management and conflict resolution skills
§  Commitment to students’ social and emotional development
§  Strong organizational and communication skills
§  Ability and willingness to work in teams and collaborate extensively with colleagues
§  Awareness of differentiated learning and teaching styles
§  Sense of humor
Prospect Sierra is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and GLBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary is competitive. Benefits included.
How to Apply:
Send a resume (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references) and one-page cover letter to:
Heather Rogers, Middle School Head
ATTN: Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher
Prospect Sierra School
960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA  94530
(Please put “Fifth Grade Asst. Teacher” in the subject line).

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