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Fifth Grade Teacher

Overview of School 

Park Day School, founded in 1976, offers an outstanding coeducational 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. Our historical and park-like four-acre campus is located in the vibrant Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, CA. 

Overview of the Position
The fifth grade teacher is responsible for all aspects of a progressive, self-contained classroom, including curriculum development, student assessment and parent communication. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with staff, teaming to support the students socially, emotionally and academically. There are two classrooms at each grade level, and the teachers work together to ensure as much program cohesiveness and continuity as possible. There is an existing grade level curriculum to be implemented, and we seek vibrant teachers who bring creativity and innovation to their teaching practice. 

Candidates must be fluent in progressive educational theory and practices, be culturally competent, and have 3-5 years of exemplary classroom teaching experience and a teaching credential. Candidates must have a working understanding of developmental/constructivist teaching practices and social-emotional learning. She or he will be able to successfully instruct and differentiate for students at different ability levels and multiple intelligences. We are seeking candidates who have a nurturing and supportive tone with students, and experience with collaborative teaching. The hiring process will include a demonstration lesson and interview with a hiring committee. 

How to Apply:
E-mail cover letter and resume with at least 3 professional references to: 

Or, mail to: 
Karen Colaric, Lower School Director
Park Day School 
360-42nd Street 
Oakland, CA 94609

Park Day School actively seeks to build a diverse student, staff and parent community. We are an avid equal opportunity employer and seek applicants who reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area.  We do not discriminate on the basis of basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 


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