• Full Time
  • Palo Alto
  • May 1, 2024

Website Castilleja School

6-12 All Girls School

Math Teacher – Upper School (FT)


Castilleja is a dynamic, diverse, and intentional educational community for students in grades 6–12 that believes in the power of women learning and women leading. Founded in 1907, Castilleja fulfills its mission to educate young women to become confident thinkers and compassionate leaders with a sense of purpose to effect change in the world. Every member of the Castilleja community is responsible for fostering an equitable, respectful, and just community. We value building and sustaining authentic relationships and work together to create a collaborative learning and working environment. We are dedicated to a program that is responsive to students’ needs and identities and demonstrates a commitment to antiracism values and pedagogy.



At Castilleja we know that students thrive when learning happens within and beyond classroom walls and when students actively witness engagement in the greater community by the adults in their lives. Employees are invited to and supported as they connect with our global programs, advise student community engagement clubs and affinity/identity spaces, and inspire new ways to bring the mission alive on campus. We seek educators who share our belief that diversity and inclusion is essential to developing compassionate leaders and who aspire to engage differences with courage, honesty, intellectual curiosity, respect, and humility. *

Specifically, the Mathematics Department seeks innovative, inclusive educators to engage our students in a rigorous, explorative curriculum that promotes collaborative learning, skill development, deep conceptual understanding, and effective problem-solving strategies. This is an exciting teaching opportunity for a visionary teacher who is passionate about educating girls and preparing them to succeed in STEAM fields and elsewhere. Teachers typically teach at two grade levels and work with co-teachers.


Important qualities for this teacher include:

• Flexibility

• Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and teamwork

• Openness to feedback and a growth mindset

• Commitment to student-centered learning and responsive pedagogy

• Commitment to experiential learning and interdisciplinary-thinking

• Experience with various modes of teaching and assessing

• An unabashed love of learning

Key Qualifications:

Prior teaching experience and/or commensurate professional experience
Proficiency with technology in and out of the classroom
Undergraduate degree in relevant field of study

*  Castilleja’s Catalyst for Equity and Inclusion Fellowship  supports the recruitment, retention, and development of teaching candidates of color at Castilleja. Fellows engage in a three-year program that ultimately serves to foster a more culturally responsive community and fulfill our Diversity and Inclusion statement and comes with a housing stipend.


Compensation and Benefits:

Comprehensive Health and Wellness plans including:  Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, EAP and Life.
403(b) Retirement plan with an outstanding employer match.
Castilleja uses a competitive salary scale which takes into account  the range of experience, education and skill level. The yearly salary for this position ranges from $82,700 to $125,000.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

Castilleja School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit, qualifications and competence – regardless of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin or ancestry, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.  This Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all areas of employment.

To apply for this job email your details to ksmith@castilleja.org

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