Fourth/Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher 2019-20

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The Berkeley School

The Berkeley School, a progressive independent school in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks a full-time faculty member to join our multicultural, learner-centered community as an assistant teacher in a fourth/fifth grade mixed aged classroom. 

We are committed to principles that promote effective, inclusive teaching practices and create optimal educational environments for each of our students, and we value the skills, knowledge and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school.  As we seek to educate the whole child, affirming the cultural histories and identities of all our students, we seek faculty and staff who are knowledgeable and experienced in helping each student grow. If you see this approach as critical to teaching and learning, we urge you to apply.

The teacher in this position, through mentorship with the lead teacher, has responsibility for assisting in teaching reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, social/emotional learning, social justice/anti-bias, and service learning.  They assume duties including recess and lunch supervision and attend meetings during the day and after school.

Candidates must have a B.A. and some experience working with elementary aged children; candidates in teacher training programs preferred. Ideal candidates will:

  • demonstrate positive classroom management skills;
  • have familiarity with progressive, inquiry-based pedagogy;
  • be committed to equity and cultural responsiveness;
  • communicate effectively with a diverse group of students, colleagues, and families;
  • show comfort with technology use.

The successful candidate will be professional, collaborative, and enthusiastic about participating in our dynamic community of intellectually curious, lifelong learners, all of whom are dedicated to professional development and a reflective teaching practice.

Overview of the School:
Founded in 1964 as Berkeley Montessori School, The Berkeley School is an intentionally small school of 280 students from early childhood through middle school. We focus on developing academic and life skills in joyful, rigorous learning environments deeply rooted in civic engagement. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our program.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identification.

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