Website Saint Andrew's Episcopal School

Pk-8th Grade School in the heart of the Silicon Valley

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School, an independent school in Saratoga, CA, is seeking a full-time Kindergarten Lead Teacher beginning in August 2024. The lead teacher is responsible for instruction in language arts, math, and social studies. Further, the teacher is attuned to the specific learning needs and social-emotional development of each student. As the central figure in the network of adults supporting each child, the teacher maintains ongoing communications, formal and informal, with parents, specialist teachers, and administrators.  The Kindergarten Lead Teacher works with the support of an Assistant Teacher.

School Mission – A wholehearted education in the heart of Silicon Valley.

The mission of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is to offer an enriched curriculum within the tradition and values of the Episcopal Church. We aim to educate the whole student, developing as fully as possible the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social capacities of each student.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By embracing diversity, we are a stronger community.

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is a community rooted in kindness. We believe that learning happens best when we bring our whole self to school. We support every person’s right to define, express, and live comfortably within their own evolving identity. We are committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that recognizes the worth of each individual.

Our Episcopal faith is anchored in inclusivity and love as guided by the National Association of Episcopal Schools. One of its hallmarks is to celebrate the diversity of beliefs and perspectives around life’s questions, no matter one’s traditions. Human reason and critical thinking in the pursuit of knowledge are valued as a means to grow deeper in our spiritual journey. Episcopal schools cultivate a strong sense of ethics and develop agents of change through all aspects of the student experience.


Essential Functions:

The duties of the Kindergarten Lead Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

Plan and teach developmentally appropriate lessons and activities to meet student needs
Assist students with developing emotional/social skills, embracing their evolving identity, and recognizing their individual worth
Establish a classroom environment with clear and consistent routines and expectations to promote student autonomy and engagement
Ensure the safety of each student by supervising arrival, dismissal, recess, and transitions between classrooms
Create differentiated learning experiences aligned with formative assessments
Contribute to interdisciplinary curriculum design and student support strategies with the grade level team and specialist teachers
Partner with learning services team to design and implement support plans to help student success in and out of the classroom
Embrace the use of technology
Participate in parent-teacher conferences
Develop strong relationships with other faculty and staff to support student success
Participate in, and help support, Back to School Nights, student conferences, graduation and admissions events as appropriate
Engage in ongoing professional development experiences, including out of the area opportunities, throughout the calendar year (including summer) as directed and supported by the administration
Lift up to 25 lbs.
Move around campus and participate in student field trips
Desired Qualifications & Characteristics

Undergraduate degree required; MA, MEd, or MS in education or a related field and/or a teaching credential preferred
Experience working with elementary school students and families in a nurturing and supportive manner
Excellent knowledge of child development, latest education theories and practices, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and current trends in education and professional development
Strong interpersonal skills
An enthusiastic and strong work ethic
Planning and organizing skills
Commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth
Independent school experience
A demonstrated understanding of the Responsive Classroom approach and integrated language arts, mathematics and social studies curricula
Salary Description

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