Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 470 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop the courage to become more than great students, but great people. Please visit our website,www.prospectsierra.org, for more information.
Overview of Position
This is a full time position for a third grade lead teacher. This teacher will report to the Elementary Division Head. The position will begin in August of 2021 and is for the 21-22 school year and beyond. This staff will need to be prepared to teach both on campus and remotely, depending on county and state directives.
Teach SEL, math, literacy, and humanities lessons weekly.
Support the social and emotional development of students using the Toolbox Project and the RULER approach.
Collaborate weekly with teaching teams, to ensure consistency between classes.
Uphold strong commitment to a balanced literacy approach, which includes use of Making Meaning and Being a Writer curricula.
Maintain our math program by following the Bridges and Number Corner curriculum currently in place.
Coordinate buddy experiences, finding creative ways to connect across groups in light of the pandemic and restrictions that could be in place.
Collaborate with specialist teachers regarding individual behavioral and learning needs for specific students.
Collaborate weekly with the grade level learning specialist to determine pull-out and push-in support needs for students.
Maintain regular communication and contact with parents, including regular digital newsletters.
Assess students regularly through unit assessments, reading assessments, projects, and class work.
Write narrative reports two times annually for all students.
The salary is competitive. Benefits included.
How to Apply
This search will begin in mid to late January, 2021. Send a résumé (including contact information for three references) and one-page cover letter to:
Prospect Sierra School is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.
Appreciation for and desire to work with TK-4th grade students
An authentic love of helping students excel in their learning
Knowledge of the essential role social emotional literacy plays in the workplace and interest in application of SEL within the educational setting
Knowledge of identity safe and anti-bias educational practices
Ability to create an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
Ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies
Willingness to be a team player, show initiative, and take on leadership roles as needed
A passionate commitment to creating an innovative, joyful environment for students
Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and/or professional coursework or certification, indicating training applicable to the responsibilities of the position
In addition to required qualifications, desirable additional skills include:
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent interpersonal skills
Organizational skills and the ability to multitask
Knowledge of educational technology to support teaching and learning
Understanding of differentiated learning techniques
Nuanced understanding of DEI/social justice knowledge from a personal or programmatic perspective
Willingness to be flexible, given the uncertain times we are living through
Additional Salary Information: Benefits included.
About Prospect Sierra School
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Everyday our talented teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become great people, not just great students.