MS English Teacher

  • Part Time
  • Oakland
  • May 14, 2021

Website Head-Royce School

MIDDLE SCHOOL: English/Homeroom Teacher  

(Part-Time Beginning August 2021)


Head-Royce School is seeking a dedicated, culturally responsive, and enthusiastic educator to join our 6th grade team. Candidates must have experience teaching at this age level and knowledge of child development between the ages of 10-12 years. The 6th grade English program includes the teaching of literature, creative and expository writing, and other language arts skills. We are also looking for teachers who are familiar with interdisciplinary teaching in a middle school setting.

Faculty also serve as homeroom teachers, activities and/or community service sponsors, and participate in the life of the community.  The School seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in anti-racist pedagogy, an awareness of ecological literacy, an understanding of adolescents, and a genuine fondness for working with students.


Demonstrated knowledge and practice of culturally responsive teaching and learning.
Expertise in teaching English – writing, reading, critical thinking
Collaborative, flexible colleague with middle school teaching experience
Clear communicator with students, colleagues, and parents
Demonstrated knowledge of a child’s social/emotional development and developmentally appropriate curriculum for culturally responsive teaching and learning.
Demonstrated understanding of and curiosity regarding curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches as well as different styles and types of assessment
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge of appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience


Bachelor’s Degree; Ideal candidates will have an academic background in English/Humanities
Knowledge of appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience
Demonstrated desire to teach in the Middle School
2-5 years minimum teaching experience
Understanding and support of Head-Royce’s core values with strong emphasis on equity and social justice
Additional Qualifications (preferred, not required)

Advanced degrees/certification are desirable in English, Literature or Education
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.

Other Considerations

Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location: Oakland, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Start Date: August 2021

To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. Application materials should be submitted through our website.

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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