2 yrs required
Sunnyvale, CA, United States
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.
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.