Fall 2020 Currently Accepting Applications Fifth/Sixth Grade Science Co-Teaching Position
Helios School is seeking a motivated, passionate, and well-rounded teacher with expertise in Science to join our teaching team. We are a K-8 independent school for gifted children in the Silicon Valley, and our mission is to provide engaging and imaginative education that meets the unique intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted students and families. The teacher will be working primarily with 5th and 6th graders in a blended grade band and be responsible for teaching a variety of subjects including Math, Science, English/Language Arts, and social-emotional learning. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.
A successful teacher at Helios will collaborate with other teachers and staff, build authentic and positive relationships with students, and embrace being a lifelong learner. Outstanding candidates have an understanding of gifted learners, thematic curriculum, and a constructivist approach to teaching.
Designing, developing, and delivering lessons (remotely and in-person) focused on measurable learning targets aligned with Helios’s mission, expedition themes, and standards
Using a variety of methods to frequently assess students’ skills and understanding to guide future instruction
Creating and maintaining a physically and emotionally safe environment where students feel empowered in their learning
Engaging students in a collaborative problem-solving approach to redirect problematic behaviors
Maintaining updated and accurate records of lessons and assessment data
Communicating promptly and respectfully with parents, providing them with clear and consistent expectations for student learning and behavior, and being proactive with them about concerns
Working collaboratively with curriculum directors, co-teachers and other staff members to build our program, facilitate communications, and solve problems
Modeling the Helios values of being respectful, responsible, and kind
Participating in regular staff meetings and professional development
Facilitating parent and student-led conferences
Documenting student learning in Individualized Learning Plans and progress reports
Planning and participating in field work, overnight camping, admissions events, and other school-related activities
Supervising playground according to duty schedule
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. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A bachelor’s degree and strong science and math foundation
Successful teaching experience in elementary and/or middle school
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Technological literacy and familiarity with GSuite apps (Gmail, Calendar, Classroom, Docs, etc)
Experience in working with gifted students highly preferred
About Helios New School
Helios School provides a meaningful and challenging education for gifted students in grades K-8 through a dynamic curriculum that ignites excitement, develops deep thinking and stimulates connections in an engaged and caring community.