Middle School Teacher
Wilkinson School, a one-of-a-kind school near Half Moon Bay, CA, is searching for a highly-skilled, dynamic, and experienced middle school teacher for the 2018/19 school year. At Wilkinson, unlike most schools, our middle school teachers lead lessons in multiple subject areas, including math, language arts, and social studies. These teachers are supported by various specialists who teach Music, Science, Art, P.E., and more. This position is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to work closely with 15 or fewer 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in a single combined class.
Wilkinson is a small school where relationships are the foundation for success. For you, that means becoming acquainted with your future middle school students as they move through Wilkinson’s elementary grades. You will get to know them well, and help them find the keys to their individual academic success, as you spend three years teaching them their core subjects in middle school. This extended time with your students builds strong relationships, allows you to foster your students’ growth as people, and leads to a deeper overall experience for all involved.
You’ll experience strong peer relationships with your fellow Wilkinson teachers and work in an environment that promotes mutual support and the flexibility to follow your own passions in education. You will also be involved in the school’s social/emotional education programs, where we work closely with the children to ensure their wellbeing and growth as individuals.
At Wilkinson, you’ll have the freedom to bring in lessons and projects that you believe will engage students and will speak to what you feel is essential in teaching. You’ll also have the opportunity to lead and participate in many out-of-classroom experiences for your students, including Wilkinson’s unique and exciting Intensive Studies Trips – an annual week-long learning excursion to explore a new culture and place (e.g. Yellowstone, England, or a Hopi Reservation, etc). Woven throughout the Wilkinson curriculum are lessons conveying a deep respect and support of community, nature, and the world around us. If this unique middle school format and overall school culture sounds exciting and compelling to you, we invite you to apply and learn more.
This is ideally a full-time position, but part-time applicants may be considered. If you’re the right fit, we hope you will be part of the Wilkinson community for many years to come. Wilkinson is a school where you will have a voice and where your role is much more than an instructor, but a guide, model, creator, and innovator.
A competitive salary with benefits will be offered, and will be based on qualifications. The preferred candidate holds a BA or MA in Education. If the candidate’s degree is not in education, then a California teaching credential is required. Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching middle school required.
If this position and this school sound right for you, please send your resume and a cover email to firstname.lastname@example.org.