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3rd/4th Grade Humanities Teacher Full-time

Company name
helios school

2 yrs required

Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jul 02,2019


Currently accepting applications for:
3rd/4th Grade Humanities Teacher (Full-time)

Are you a creative, innovative and caring educator who is seeking a position that is not bound by the expectations of traditional education?

Helios School is an innovative, independent school community for gifted children in grades K­8 in Sunnyvale, CA. We are seeking flexible, high­caliber educators to join our faculty who have:

  • A background in the humanities, with a particular passion for literature and history

  • Teaching experience and knowledge for promoting literacy across the disciplines

  • A practice of life­long learning and continual professional development

  • A desire to work collaboratively with colleagues

  • A commitment to meet the needs of gifted children in an authentic and developmentally appropriate learning environment

  • Flexibility and commitment to fostering a nurturing, creative and experiential environment that reinforces academic skills

  • Ability to motivate and challenge students while maintaining a focused, orderly environment

  • Ability to use an interactive, hands­on, project­based approach while promoting self­discovery and critical thinking

  • Ability to use formative assessments to guide instruction and expectations

  • Ability and interest to design and implement theme­based curriculum that engages young adolescents

  • A positive, passionate attitude with demonstrated professionalism, responsibility, and work ethic


  • At least 2 years teaching experience in grades 3­7.

  • A BA in English, history, or the social sciences

  • A strong understanding of gifted learners or willingness to learn.

  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills with children and adults.

  • Currently eligible to be employed in the US.

Compensation: Benefits and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.

Please submit a resume with a short cover letter expressing why you are seeking this position. Please include a brief description of your educational philosophy.

Company info

helios school

Company Profile
Refreshingly free of rigidity, our school is suffused with a thoughtful, compassionate culture where out-of-the-box thinking is celebrated. We provide a truly compelling and compassionate education for gifted students, helping them harness their talents and grow into confident, caring, competent individuals. Gifted children thrive in a warm and kind learning environment where they feel safe to take emotional and academic risks.

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