Website St. Paul's School

Mission Statement: St. Paul’s prepares students to be confident and skilled learners, cultivates in them a strong sense of purpose, and inspires them to be generous and active citizens of the world.

St. Paul’s Episcopal School, located across from Lake Merritt in Oakland, enrolls approximately 370 students from diverse backgrounds in Kindergarten – Grade 8. St. Paul’s provides an education that is intellectually challenging, culturally pluralistic, and morally and spiritually enriching. Caring, committed faculty members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors and guides. St. Paul’s has an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty.

Position Summary
This Lower School Teacher position is a core lower elementary teaching position. The ideal candidate is an experienced and dynamic teacher who has experience integrating thematic units across the curriculum and as a demonstrated commitment to culturally inclusive and responsive teaching practices. This teacher will work with their grade level teaching partner in addition to collaborating with teachers throughout the division to develop, modify, and implement a grade-specific curriculum that is aligned with the scope of the overall program. This individual will be committed to continuing to develop their teaching craft with a growth mindset, be adept at communicating effectively with both children and adults, and will foster a developmentally appropriate cooperative learning environment for their students.

Currently, the academic curriculum includes the following programs – Bridges Math, Units of Study in Reading and Writing Workshop from Teachers College, and Responsive Classroom.

Additional responsibilities will include coverage for recesses, arrival/dismissal, participation in committee work, and active engagement in our community-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) work.

The students are supported by specialists in physical education, music, art, Spanish, and library.

Job Responsibilities
-Serve as a head core academic teacher (specific grade still to be determined)
-Partner closely with one’s grade-level teaching colleague and work closely with teachers across the program including Specialist teachers (Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, and Spanish)
-Teach language arts, reading, writing, social studies, mathematics, science, and partner with the K-4th and 5th-8th grade Learning Specialists
-Mentor and support a resident teacher
-Attend weekly grade-level team and faculty/staff meetings
-Perform all other assigned school-related duties (e.g., recess supervision, meetings, committee work, etc.)
-Engage in curriculum development, mapping, and planning
-Participate in professional development
-Engage in active diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work that supports the mission of the school

Minimum Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree
-3-5 years lower elementary teaching/classroom experience
-Competence and familiarity with teaching multiple academic subjects
-Flexible and able to handle transitions effectively
-Values collegiality with other teachers and administrators
-Has a warm and energetic personality, a good sense of humor, and interest in working with teams
-Strong cultural competency and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging experience and commitment to ongoing practice and development
-Practices excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
-Strong organization, planning, and classroom management skills
-Love and passion for working with young children

Desired Qualifications and Traits
-Master’s or Teaching Credential
-Experience working in a private/independent school setting
-Experience teaching Units of Study in Reading and Writing Workshop from Teachers College, Bridges Math
-Trained in Responsive Classroom

This is a 1.0 FTE. Salary range for this position is $64,000 to $96,000, depending on education and experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Nayo Brooks, Director of Lower School. Please send materials electronically, in PDF format to Ryan Louie: The start date is August 14, 2024.

St. Paul’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, age, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. St. Paul’s is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay and other forms of compensation, training, and other terms and conditions of employment.

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