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Mandarin Teacher – Grades 4-8

Hillbrook School is seeking an experienced and accomplished Mandarin teacher who will teach grades 4-8, serve as an advisor, and participate in grade-level activities that support the divisional program.Hillbrook School is a co-ed, independent, JK–8 school located in Los Gatos, California on a recently renovated 14 acre campus. Since its founding in 1935, the school has provided an extraordinary educational program that inspires students to reach their highest individual potential in school and in life. Our talented faculty delivers a differentiated program that provides students with a unique blend of challenging academics, life skills, and service opportunities. Our core values – be kind, be curious, take risks, be your best… The school has 315 students and a student/teacher ratio of 8:1.Hillbrook is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, 20 minutes south of Stanford University, 30 minutes east of Santa Cruz and 1 hour south of San Francisco. The Bay Area is home to world-class universities, museums and restaurants, many farmers markets and wineries, and outstanding outdoor opportunities for biking, hiking and surfing.Hillbrook School is recognized as a leader in educational innovation, including designation as an Apple Distinguished School. The 1:1 iPad program in the middle school, the pioneering iLab, and the newly created Center for Teaching Excellence all stem from a commitment to being on the leading edge of best practices in education. Educators from around the country have participated in school-sponsored professional development opportunities, including the Innovative Leadership Conference co-sponsored with the Santa Fe Leadership Center, a Master Class with John Hunter co-sponsored with the Martin Institute, and numerous iPad one-day workshops and tours.Salaries are competitive. Benefits include full medical, dental, and vision coverage; ample retirement planning with TIAA-CREF; a generous holiday schedule; and access to the latest state-of-the-art education technology.Hillbrook School is an equal opportunity employer and opportunities are open to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or handicap.Responsibilities:

Teach Mandarin in grades 4-8.

Implement the school’s social emotional curriculum, which is based on the Responsive Classroom and Developmental Design

Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based style of teaching; manage collaborative learning groups; integrate technology into the curriculum

Serve as Middle School advisor, including following student progress, liaising with parents as first line of communication with the school, advocating for students in all matters pertaining to the student, and facilitate student/parent/advisor conferences

Mentor, and co-teach with, a Resident Teacher

Actively participate in a faculty culture that is committed to being at the leading edge of K-8 education

Reports to the Middle School Head


A love of middle school children

Master’s degree and five years teaching experience preferred

Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning in a dynamic, 21st century school community

Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment

A growth mindset, active sense of humor, warm personality, and excellent organizational and communication skills

Demonstrated proficiency in educational technology

Visit our school’s website to learn more Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume as .pdf files to Christine Thorpe at

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