The Nueva School, located in the Bay Area of Northern California and founded in 1967, is a nationally recognized independent school 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, and an Apple Distinguished Program.
Nueva is a student-centered progressive school emphasizing integrated studies, creative arts, social-emotional learning, and design thinking. The school offers a constructivist program with project-based learning and special-area teachers in visual art, reading, math, science, music, physical education, technology, social-emotional learning, and design thinking. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.
Nueva is located on two campuses in the neighboring Northern California towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, centrally located equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Students, faculty, and staff commute from six different counties throughout the Bay Area.
We believe in great teachers and in helping people learn and grow. Teachers and staff are supported both financially and through formative evaluation to continue their professional development.
The Nueva School is currently seeking a programming teacher to teach high-ability students in both its middle and upper divisions as well as help build and support our internal Nueva PHP/PostgreSQL website. Our middle and upper division programs would like to provide more offerings in our program for students of differing levels of programming ability – from beginner/intermediate levels to advanced levels. Students may already have programming experience, so the ability to differentiate and help guide students of varying levels accordingly is very important. This position will also help support faculty on specific programming-related units, as well as the school’s First robotics teams.
Applicants should have:
· at least 6 years of active programming experience with at least 3 years of web system administration experience
· solid experience with database coding and web system engineering experience (minimum of 3 years)
· a minimum of three years lead teaching experience with grades 6-12, and be conversant with current pedagogical and developmental research
· experience with other content platforms (Joomla, Drupal) and databases (Filemaker and MS SQL) is a major plus
· the ability to support our public Joomla-based site, various public and intranet sites, as well as maintain our web server infrastructure (support, implementation/install, and regular maintenance).
General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers:
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, & contribute beyond the classroom
Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission
Bachelor’s and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
Successful teaching experience in secondary school and/or college / 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
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org via regular mail to:
Mark Schoeffel, Assistant Head of School / Head of Upper Division
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd
Hillsborough CA 94010
When applying via email, please be sure to note the position you are applying for in the subject heading of your email.