Kindergarten Aide and After-Care Teacher – 2018-19

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The Nueva School

The Position (Monday-Friday, 9:30am-6:00pm)

Nueva seeks a dynamic Kindergarten Aide and After-care Lead Teacher who loves working with children, communicating with parents, and delivering student-centered curriculum. The ideal candidate has experience working with students, a warm and inviting demeanor, and a love of learning.

Kindergarten Aide

The kindergarten program provides a balance of academics, intellectual challenge, and play. Children are exposed to rich content and intellectual stimulation, while having opportunities to learn as young children learn best, through play and exploration. Using a constructivist approach, teachers provide opportunities for children to discover their own answers about the world rather than simply giving the answers. The kindergarten aide will support the program by:

  • Supporting the philosophical foundation of Nueva’s Kindergarten program
  • Accompany students to Specialists and assist with activities
  • Help with the set up and clean-up of instructional activities
  • Support with classroom cleaning and material preparation
  • Assist in the implementation of curriculum through large and small group work
  • Attend yard duty during recesses, reinforcing safety agreements and supporting children through conflict resolution
  • Manage hot lunch distribution
  • Assist during afternoon choice activities
  • Deliver students to afterschool locations

Since Kindergarten Aides spend much of the day with the students, including non-academic times like lunch and recess, they often mitigate the social and emotional situations that are an essential piece of each child’s education. With the Head Teacher, Social Emotional Learning teacher, and administrators as resources, the Kindergarten Aide is expected to facilitate conflict resolution and offer individual support to students in need and to maintain clear and consistent communication with the Head Teacher around these interactions. Kindergarten Aides become members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, and excellent teaching.

After-care Teacher (3:30-6:00)

Nueva’s aftercare program, designed to meet the needs of the whole child, provides a safe, comfortable, and enriching space for students to participate in a wide range of activities including child-centered project work, indoor and outdoor games, and arts and crafts. After-care offerings align with and extend Nueva’s commitment to providing and experience that inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. The aftercare teacher will:

  • Develop a positive culture and warm after-care classroom climate
  • Create and implement student-centered curriculum, providing inquiry-based learning opportunities
  • Facilitate indoor and outdoor games and arts and crafts choices
  • Coordinate drop off and pick up to and from afterschool enrichment classes, buses, and additional events
  • Maintain timely and professional communication with teachers, parents, colleagues, and students
  • Maintain care for classroom and materials
  • Participate in planning meetings and support preparation of after-care offerings
  • Contribute to preparation and clean-up of after-care classroom

Position Qualifications

  • Passion for and experience working with children
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills with students, parents, faculty and staff
  • Welcoming demeanor
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university


Competitive salary and full benefits

To Apply: Please visit and submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for at least three professional references to your application for the position.


About The Nueva School


The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves more than 800 students PK–12 and expects to grow to over 950 students in the next few years. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”

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