Innovation and Design Part Time Teacher

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Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 385 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description and Desired Qualifications

The Innovation and Design teacher will help design and teach Design Innovation and Tech classes for 6th grade and collaborate with Lower School teachers to support integration of tinkering, making and design thinking into K-5 learning spaces. This teacher will partner closely with the Director of Innovation and Design around course design, implementation, and collaboration with other teachers throughout the program. The course load consists of three sections of 6th-grade Design Innovation and Technology classes and periodic partnerships with the K-5 Core teachers and specialists. The ideal candidate will also have experience with tinkering, making and design thinking. This teacher will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building a community.


This is a part-time position, 0.5FTE (schedule TBD) beginning in August 2018.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Classroom teaching or leadership experience in tinkering, making, and design thinking
  • Experience working in a classroom environment
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills

Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Understanding of the design thinking process
  • Passion for tinkering and making
  • Strong collaboration skills


Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day application form (available at and submit it electronically by June 15, 2018 to, Attn: Cheryl Ting and Cameron Moredock

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning),  sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful consideration by federal, state or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

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