• Full Time
  • San Mateo, CA
  • This position has been filled

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The Nueva School

Upper School English Teacher

Leave Replacement, March to June 2024


The Position

We seek an experienced English teacher with expertise in the instruction of writing and literature (American, British, and world). In addition, the candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction.  The candidate will have taught several years at the high school and/or university level, and have experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study.  We seek dedicated educators who have an interest in collaborating with our current faculty as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of Nueva’s curriculum and programs.


This is a leave replacement position that will begin in mid-March through mid-June.  The position may become a full-time position for the 2024-25 school year.


We are seeking applicants who represent the full diversity of our community in the Bay Area. Our ideal candidate will possess a deep appreciation for the diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, academic, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. In joining our team at Nueva, you will become a part of an inclusive, iterative and equity-minded community that recognizes that equity and social justice is a lens with which we examine all aspects of our school community in order to ensure an educational experience where all students and colleagues can thrive. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Nueva, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with Nueva’s Mission, Vision, and Values.


General Responsibilities for Upper School Teachers

·       Develop and teach courses expertly with the highest standards for each student

·       Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning

·       Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving

·       Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum

·       Create hands-on, inquiry- and project-based learning experiences

·       Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers, and administrators

·       Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices

·       Support the well-being of all students

·       Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities

·       Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion of people and programs

·       Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school

·       Genuine interest and excitement to work with students and a desire to support their learning, explorations and aspirations

·       Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission: “Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”


Position Qualifications

·       Demonstrated mastery in the area of study, and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines

·       Bachelor’s and advanced university degree

·       Minimum of three years’ successful teaching experience at high school and/or university level

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience teaching the craft of writing and research within the discipline

·       An excitement to teach a range of authors and texts, from canonical works to emerging and contemporary voices

·       A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively

·       Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced

·       A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.



The full-time salary range for this faculty position is from $75,000 – $135,000. The starting salary is based upon, but not limited to, several factors that include type and years of creditable experience, education level, and expertise.


We offer a full benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees, employer contribution toward dependent insurance premium, a generous match on our retirement plan, long-term and short-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and free lunch.  Eligibility rules must be met.


To Apply

Please send a your application information (cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references) at Nueva Employment Website.  To address specific questions, please email Claire Yeo, at cyeo@nuevaschool.org or Liza Raynal, at lraynal@nuevaschool.org.


The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer – we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability or sex. We welcome applications from people of color and those with experience outside the education field.


About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students PK-12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.


A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, the US Department of Education National Green Ribbon Award, and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability; has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School; co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series; hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”


For more information about The Nueva School, visit our website: www.nuevaschool.org