• Full Time
  • Oakland
  • This position has been filled

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Redwood Day School

1st Grade Teacher

Redwood Day

3245 Sheffield Avenue

Oakland, CA 94602


Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with students, 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 1st Grade Teacher is a dynamic educator who has experience in planning an integrated curriculum. This teacher will work closely with their grade-level partner and cover curricular components as defined by the 1st-grade teaching team, including language arts, math, and history. (Students also attend P.E., Music, Art, Spanish, Mandarin, Library, and Science classes away from the classroom.) The ideal candidate is committed to academic excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, and deeply understands the social and emotional growth and development of children. This individual will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, an ability to differentiate instruction in all content areas, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community in and outside of the classroom.

Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative divisional meetings, supervisory duties, supporting admissions, and participation in various student and community activities.

This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays), beginning August 2024.


Essential Requirements:

·       Bachelor of Arts

·       Minimum of 3-5 years’ classroom teaching experience

·       Natural rapport with children and effective classroom management skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong communication and organizational skills, and is motivated to work with a strong existing team
Desired Qualifications and Traits:

·       Teaching credential or Masters’ Degree (preferred)

·       Integration of technology in curriculum



Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. The anticipated pay range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the 1st Grade Teacher is $71,227 to $108,627 annually, depending on factors such as experience and education.

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 electronically by July 5, 2024, to firstgradeteacher2024@rdschool.org, Attn: John Loeser, Head of School. 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. 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.