• Full Time
  • Oakland
  • This position has been filled

Bentley School

Reports To:  K-8 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.




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




Responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

●      Supporting the grade-level lead teacher(s) in all aspects of the school day

●      Creating a positive learning environment where students thrive academically

●      Maintain a safe learning environment for students

●      Collaborating regularly with the other grade-level teachers and specialists

●      Participating in all aspects of Bentley’s character education curriculum

●      Designing innovative curricula in which both academic and social-emotional growth are considered

●      Attending regular faculty and grade-level meetings

●      Assisting with supervision of students during lunch, recess, traffic duty, special events, off-campus field trips, etc.

●      Attending various school functions, including Admissions events, Back to School Night, Conferences, etc.




●      A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with an interest in a teaching career. Enrollment in teaching credential or master’s degree program in Elementary Education, preferred.

●      Experience in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on group collaboration and use of technology.

●      Experience in teaching problem-solving skills in addition to traditional core content

●      Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills.

●      Ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students.

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

●      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.


Bentley School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks rich diversity among faculty and administration. The School offers competitive compensation and benefits. Bentley is a growth-oriented school which is reflected in our commitment to providing ample funds to support the professional development of our faculty.


Physical Requirements:


Consistent mental alertness; standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time; lift, carry, push, and pull moderate weight objects; bending and twisting at waist and neck; kneeling and bending at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of fingers and both arms and hands while performing duties, seeing to read, write, and use a computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.


Pay Range:


Bentley uses a competitive salary scale, which takes into account experience, education, and skill level. The annual salary for this position is $64,480.


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/169



Tagged as: K-12