Substitute 8th Grade English Teacher

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Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 80+ 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.

The Substitute 8th Grade English Teacher will oversee the development and delivery of the 8th grade English curriculum and partner closely with the other middle school English teachers to develop and curate a comprehensive, effective, and cohesive 6-8th grade English curriculum. The teaching load consists of three sections of 8th grade English. The ideal candidate will have experience working with middle school students and appreciate the opportunity to work with this age-group that is experiencing lots of transitions in three short years. They will also be a strong collaborator with other teachers and community members, have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiated instruction, and an interest in building a community.  

As a substitute teacher in the Middle School, this individual will also serve as a co-advisor, and participate in various student and community activities. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings and supervisory duties.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Classroom teaching experience in English Language Arts, especially at the middle school level
  • Natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications and Traits

  • Masters Degree in specific subject area, Masters in Education, or teaching credential
  • Experience with project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching 
  • A growth mindset and flexibility to adapt 

Schedule and Hours
This is a substitute/leave replacement position beginning February 1, 2021, and tentatively ending March 26, 2021, though these dates are subject to change. Regular hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays). 

This position is not benefits eligible and will be compensated through a third party staffing agency.

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 February 5, 2021, to, Attn: Karina Momary, Middle School Director. 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.

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.

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