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Middle School Japanese Teacher

The Nueva School, located in the Bay Area of Northern California and founded in 1967, is an internationally recognized independent PK-9 school (expanding to PK-12) serving gifted and talented students. The school is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program, appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, a co-founder of the Common Ground Speaker Series, sponsor of the Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his recent book That Used to Be Us in the chapter Average Is Over. 
 
Nueva is a student-centered school known for its distinctive integrated studies, constructivist/project based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in visual and performing arts, music, physical education, reading, math, science, technology, programming, engineering, entrepreneurship, social emotional learning, and design thinking. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.
 
The Position:
The Nueva Middle School is currently seeking either a full- or part-time Japanese teacher. In addition to specific subject matter experience and expertise, the ideal candidate would have interest in educational technologies, interdisciplinary approaches, and have flexibility and experience with a range of levels of instruction – beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The candidate should also have experience with differentiated instruction, as there will also be a range of ability within one class. In May, the eighth-grade travels to Japan on a cultural immersion trip and this teacher will potentially attend in a supporting role.
 
General Responsibilities:
  Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
  Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
  Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
  Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
  Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
  Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
  Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
  Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  Support the well-being of all students
  Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, and contribute beyond the classroom
  Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva's mission
 
Position Qualifications:
  Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
  Successful teaching experience in elementary, middle, secondary school and/or university
  Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  Excellent communication skills
  A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
School
The Nueva School
Contact Phone Number
650-350-4540
Amy
Sorensen