LS Garden Integrationist

  • Part Time
  • Oakland CA
  • April 30, 2021

Website Head-Royce School

Head-Royce School


The Head-Royce Lower School is seeking a dynamic, creative educator to cultivate our garden and inspire the love of nature and respect for our environment. The garden integrationist is an integral part of the learning experience of all lower schoolers. The garden integrationist opens the garden space and supervises student exploration and garden free play. Full maintenance and upkeep of the planting beds, chicken coop and garden animals is also expected. The garden integrationist will collaborate with other teachers to plan and implement hands-on projects using the garden as the classroom. Our educational philosophy focuses on preparing students for the skills necessary to succeed as global citizens in the 21st century, including eco-literacy. We also rely on Culturally Responsive teaching applications to create a clear scope and sequence with our diversity, equity and inclusion work.

Specific Lower School Job Responsibilities/Expectations 

Supervise students in the garden during recess
Collaborate with homeroom teachers to create rich co-curricular opportunities for learning in the garden
Lead small and large group lessons and activities
Organize 2 garden festivals – Fall & Spring
Tend to the animals in the garden
Physical demands include composting, seasonal planting and maintaining the plant beds


Collaborative, collegial, and flexible teacher within the Lower School with other student-focused educators
Clear communicator with students, colleagues and parents, both orally and in writing
Possess a growth mindset, a love of learning, and patience
Practiced in differentiated instruction
Strong organizational, planning, and communication skills
Flexible in pedagogical approach, using multiple modalities to deliver a concept
Clear desire to use a variety of teaching approaches in order to reach different student populations and adapt to better serve their learning styles and needs
Demonstrated understanding of curriculum design, pedagogical approaches and developmental appropriateness in order to deliver engaging, active, student-centered lessons


Bachelor’s Degree
Teaching experience
Knowledge of garden curriculum
Minimum 3 years experience teaching
Strong academic background, experience in multicultural education and an awareness of ecological literacy
Genuine fondness for working with students K-5

Head-Royce School Overview 

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 134-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.

Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources.

To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. If you have an experience or desire to work with a particular age group, please indicate that in your applications materials.  Application materials should be submitted through our website or this link:

Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.

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