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Full-time MS Mandarin Maternity Leave Teacher

The Nueva Middle School is currently seeking a temporary full-time Mandarin teacher for a maternity leave replacement position from January through June.  In addition to specific subject matter expertise, the ideal candidate would have interest and experience in interdisciplinary approaches, and have flexibility and experience with a range of levels of instruction – Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. The candidate should also have experience in differentiated instruction, as there will also be a range of ability within one class.  In May, the eighth-grade class of nine students will travel to Eastern China on a cultural immersion trip. The ideal candidate will have travelled extensively in China and will have chaperoned oversees student trips. S/he will be able to work together to organize the trip and will be fully invested in the positive academic, cultural, and social experience of each child on the trip.
General Responsibilities for Teachers:

  • Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
  • Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
  • Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, & contribute beyond the classroom
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
  • US citizenship
  • Familiar with both traditional and simplified Mandarin
  • Successful teaching experience in secondary school and/or university
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively

How to Apply:
Interested candidates may apply by sending or emailing a cover letter, resume, and three references to: msrecruiting@nuevaschool.org.  When applying via email, please be sure to note the position you are applying for in the subject heading of your email.

School
The Nueva School
Contact Phone Number
650-350-4517
Amy
Sorensen