Upper School Associate Teacher – Computer Science – 2020-21

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The Nueva School

Upper School Associate Teacher – Computer Science – 2020-21

The Position

The Nueva School seeks an Upper School Associate Teacher in Computer Science to work with grades 9-12 in a cross-disciplinary, project-based learning environment. This is a unique opportunity to join our team of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers as we continue to develop and refine an innovative and world class PreK-12 computer science and design engineering program. Nueva is committed to implementing a broad, holistic, and modern computer science program that teaches concepts through a myriad of programming languages, libraries, and methodologies. Our aim is for students to view coding as a creative, expressive medium, to understand the diverse ways computer science can be applied in varying contexts, and ultimately, to see computer science as another tool to effect change in the world. The position begins mid-August 2020 and runs through the 2020-2021 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Associate Teachers work closely with mentor teachers through an apprenticeship model. They spend each day in the classroom, working with students, collaborating with teachers, building curriculum, teaching lessons, and reflecting upon their practice. In addition, Associate Teachers participate in the Innovative Teacher Program (ITP), a two-year program designed to provide classroom teaching experience, mentorship, and weekly professional development opportunities for new and developing teachers.

Associate Teachers are members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, reflection and lifelong learning. They participate in all aspects of school life, including serving as co-advisors, preparing parent-teacher conferences, chaperoning school trips, and attending faculty meetings and school events. During their second year, Associate Teachers develop a teaching portfolio, and receive support in applying for positions and/or graduate school, building a résumé, and preparing for interviews.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in computer science or a related field and/or industry experience in software engineering
  • Demonstrated fluency in at least one modern and educationally-relevant programming language (e.g. Java, C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Haskell, Lisp, Ruby, R, Swift) and/or related platforms such as Processing, P5.js, Arduino, etc.
  • Strong interest in education, and in particular, computer science education
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in classroom culture and curriculum
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a variety of audiences, including students, parents, and colleagues, both in person and in writing
  • Desire to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced
  • Profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area

To Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information and job title for at least three professional references at http://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/apply. For questions, please contact Allen Frost, Director of the Innovative Teacher Program, at itp@nuevaschool.org.

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

We welcome applications from people of color, women, and those with experience outside of the education field.

The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves over 800 students PK-12 and expects to grow to over 950 students in the next few years. 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 community and programs are guided by the School’s mission: Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.

Nueva has received the US Department of Education National Blue 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.”

To apply for this job email your details to sbowers@nuevaschool.org