• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Bentley School

Reports To:    K-8 Director / Upper School Director

Position Type: Full-Time, Faculty, Exempt


Bentley School is a K-12 co-educational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland (K-8) and Lafayette (9-12), California. Founded in 1920, Bentley School’s legacy of excellence in teaching and learning maximizes student success in college and throughout their lives. Bentley is an inclusive community that shares a vision of academic achievement, balance, and the cultivation of character.

Engaging in continual reflection, re-assessment, and pursuit of mission-driven pedagogical practices, Bentley faculty members maintain a growth mindset by observing and learning from each other and participating in robust professional development. Teachers are expected to align unequivocally with student growth and success, establishing pedagogical objectives that are consistent with students’ development, reflecting high expectations along with demonstrated flexibility based on student achievement. Beyond the classroom, Bentley faculty members participate meaningfully in aspects of student and campus life serving as role models of compassion, respect, justice, and inclusivity as citizens of the world.


While this position could be located at either campus, our current need is for our Upper School campus providing support to the 9-12th grade students.



Self-motivated individuals who want to play an integral role in a dynamic school community.


Responsibilities (including but not limited to):


●      Assisting students both individually and in small-group settings by implementing evidence-based interventions to meet accommodations to support student learning profiles.

●      Serve as consulting support to faculty regarding learning differences and strategies to shore up strengths and to address weak areas with appropriate strategies, resources and accommodations.

●      Maintaining student-data files, developing student learning profiles, and serving as a liaison between families and outside providers to coordinate care.

●      Design and maintain dynamic student learning support plans and guide teachers and parents to interpret and implement these plans.

●      Analyze neuro-psych assessments and work with various teams (administrators, teachers, grade-level) to design support plans accordingly.

●      Support Admissions, as needed, with transfer and new student applicant assessments and reading through students’ admissions files to provide additional perspective

●      Tracking and supporting students with identified learning/attention differences in collaboration with faculty and administration.

●      Review caseload weekly with the grade-level Deans and communicate needs and developments with students, families, faculty, and administration as requested and needed.

●      Ensure student access to needed standardized testing accommodations and coordinate schedule for the ERB for students with accommodations.

●      Responsible for supporting the offering of faculty professional development, both formally and informally, in the areas of learning differences and differentiated curriculum that best serves the student body

●      Organizing and leading Student Support Team (SST) meetings.

●      Examination planning, organization and management for students with learning accommodations, including proctoring and/or arranging for proctors for quiet space testing.

●      Researching and implementing best practices to support students and educate families regarding diagnosed learning needs.

●      Collaborating with the Counseling Department for students with both learning differences and social-emotional challenges.

●      Attend student/parent/faculty meetings as required.

●      Engaging in regular supervisory duties including drop off, recess, lunch and pick up (for K-8 campus)

●      Attending regular faculty, grade-level, and weekly department meetings

●      Attend and participate in various school events as needed, including but not limited to: Open Houses, Curriculum Nights, Admissions events, assemblies and other special events

●      Being a positive and contributing member of the Bentley community

●      Communicating effectively with parents through conferences, and report writing

●      A passion for working with K-12 students


Required Qualifications:

●      Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s in elementary education or related field preferred

●      Certification in Educational Therapy or Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience tutoring adolescents with diagnosed learning and/or attention disabilities.

●      Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in an interdisciplinary elementary environment

●      Experience assisting students with executive function challenges and supporting students in different subject areas (e.g. math, chemistry, history, world language).

●      Experience using neuropsychological evaluations, IEPs, and related educational assessment tools, to assist with interpretation of scores, allocation of accommodations and resources, and to inform work with students, teachers and families.

●      Experience and interest in ongoing experimentation with a range of assistive technology tools that can help students manage learning and attention challenges.

●      Experience teaching or coaching larger groups of students, demonstrated support for teacher colleagues and proven ability to work well with a wide range of constituents (students, parents/guardians, teaching and administrative colleagues, outside tutors).

●      Strong written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

●    Master’s degree in education or special education, preferred

●      Minimum two (2) years of Learning Specialist or similar experience

●      Knowledge of educational technology

●    Experience with Responsive Classroom, Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop as well as inquiry-based instructional practices in math preferred

●    Desire to continually examine one’s practice with the goal to improve student learning

●    Experience in innovative course design, planning, implementation, and assessment

●    A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers and administrators

●      Experience in innovative course design, planning, implementation, and assessment

●    Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills

●    Commitment to issues of diversity, leadership, inclusion, and equity; Candidates who reflect the broad range of diversity of the Bay Area are encouraged to apply


Pay Range:

Bentley uses a competitive salary scale, which takes into account experience, education, and skill level. The salary scale for this position ranges from $69,525 for teachers with no prior teaching experience to $140,000 for teachers with over 40 years of prior experience.


How to Apply:


Please submit a letter of interest, a CV/resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses both your approach to working with students and how you approach your classroom practice.  A list with the names and contact information of three (3) references should also be included. No phone calls, please.


Qualified, interested candidates may apply for the position through online application at https://bentleyschool.bamboohr.com/careers/196



Bentley is unable to provide immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and be willing to undergo both Livescan background check and TB screening as part of the hiring process.


Bentley School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks rich diversity among faculty and administration. Bentley School offers equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and all employees without regard to sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, race, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, religious creed, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic characteristic or genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, citizenship, medical leave or other types of protected leave, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  An applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications of the position(s) for which the applicant applies will not be considered for employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply or interview for the position, or otherwise participate in the hiring process, please notify Human Resources.

To apply for this job please visit bentleyschool.bamboohr.com.