• Full Time
  • Oakland, CA
  • This position has been filled

Website Redwood Day School

Redwood Day School

Redwood Day’s K-8 program includes over 380 students all learning together on our 4-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

We are seeking a dynamic Lower School Science Teacher who has experience with inquiryand lab-based curriculum, and is committed to academic excellence. Desired qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, a natural rapport with children, and strong classroom management skills. The ideal candidate will also have lead-classroom teaching experience, an understanding of the social and emotional needs of K-5 students, strong communication and organizational skills, and a motivation to work with a strong existing Lower School team.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Create dynamic, interactive, lab-based lessons for K-5 students aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Redwood Day Science Curriculum
Deliver engaging lab-based instruction in a dedicated K-5 Science lab for each class twice every six-day cycle (total of 24 classes per cycle)
Collaborate with grade-level teachers and various specialists on interdisciplinary projects and units, including the K-4 STEM Fair
Collaborate with Middle School Science Teachers to ensure learning benchmarks are met in the Lower School program to promote vertical alignment in the scope and sequence of the curriculum
UpdateK-5 parents/guardians about the happenings in Science class in the monthly newsletter
Perform all other assigned school-related duties, including, but not limited to: writing progress reports, recess supervision, and attending divisional and faculty/staff meetings

Essential Requirements

B.A. in Science Education or related field; Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of five years classroom teaching experience with Lower School (K-5) students
Natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills

Strong time management and organizational skillMotivated to work with a strong existing team
Demonstrated commitment to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students
Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the curriculum
Experience with project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching
A growth mindset and flexibility to adapt

Schedule and Hours:

The teaching workday is 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5 p.m. on Wednesdays). This position is scheduled to begin on August 11, 2022, though this date is subject to change.

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 Employment Application electronically by May 13, 2022  to Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director at lowerschoolscienceteacher@rdschool.org.  No phone calls, please.

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day 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 race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful 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. All such discrimination is unlawful. 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.

Authorized Employment Status:

As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.