Lower School Teachers

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Live Oak School

Live Oak School supports the potential and promise of each student. We provide a strong academic foundation, develop personal confidence and the ability to collaborate with others, inspire students to act with compassion and integrity, and nurture a passion for learning to last a lifetime.

Live Oak is accepting resumes for Lower School Teachers (grades 1-5) to begin in August 2020. Applicants should have experience as head teachers, professional training, enjoy collaborative work on curriculum development, demonstrate a commitment to issues of equity and social justice, and feel a resonance with the school’s mission, vision, values, and educational philosophy. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and statement of educational philosophy here.

Lower School Teachers at Live Oak work in a team teaching structure, collaborating with a second lead teacher in each classroom of 22-24 students.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Collaborate with the team teacher to plan, consistently document, and implement the second grade curriculum in accordance with the school’s educational philosophy, established scope and sequence, and adopted resources.
  • Develop and implement robust assessment practices; provide regular feedback to students.
  • Use classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful, and responsive to student needs to build a safe, orderly, and inclusive classroom community.
  • Understand and model the school’s mission, vision, and values in relationships with students, colleagues, and families, including the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Engage in self-reflection and professional growth through participation in the Professional Growth Program including goal setting, professional development activities, and ongoing dialog with Assistant Head of School. Use Folio to document growth.
  • Collaborate with Learning Specialist, School Counselor, Assistant Head of School, and Dean of Student Life in providing students with academic and social support, and attend family/support meetings as needed.
  • Participate in staff, lower school division, second grade grade-level meetings, and other meetings as needed to accomplish the goals of the program.
  • Uphold professional standards of punctuality, discretion, and professionalism.
  • Facilitate and record notes for Fall and Spring parent conferences.
  • Prepare trimester report cards and student portfolios.
  • Coordinate grade level submissions to Acorn Stories.
  • Coordinate student presentations and participation at assemblies.
  • Communicate regularly with families (write posts to class websites and Family Tree articles).
  • Supervise students during lunch and recess duties.
  • Attend weekly library class with students to support them during whole-group and individual work time.
  • Collaborate with the grade level team in planning and implementing New Student Orientation.

Additional School Wide Expectations:

  • Support admissions work through tours and visitors, as well as participating in one of the two Open Houses.
  • Lead a monthly meeting of a mixed age group of Live Oak students (Grove.)
  • Participate in Lower School Back to School Night.
  • Participate in Camp Live Oak.
  • Attend the Corporation Meeting/Art Show.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@liveoaksf.org