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Teacher (Middle School) - 2013/14 school year

Location:Sunnyvale, CA
Salary Range:Competitive, with potential for additional, merit-based bonus
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Operations Manager
Description:To become a teacher at Summit Public Schools is to join a pioneer organization that is innovative, fast-moving and highly successful with students. Teaching at Summit Public Schools is not just about subject matter and curriculum, although these are critically important, but also about developing new methods of delivery and radical learning experiences. Each day, in activities across the learning spectrum, SPS teachers support students who will reach deep and substantial understandings in a highly differentiated and personalized environment.

Faculty at Summit Public Schools have more varied experiences than faculty at many schools do. While they have areas of specialization, all members of the faculty are responsible for developing a community of learners. This means that faculty members do a great deal more than running a single classroom. It means faculty teach with each other, teach alone and coach students individually. And it means that they build learning experiences, with technological and academic support from experts within Summit Public Schools.

We are currently looking for middle school teachers in all academic subject areas, including Special Education, to work in our Santa Clara school.
Duties:Every Summit Public Schools teacher is expected to act as a classroom teacher, a mentor and a leader. Daily work with students is combined with responsibilities to counsel students towards college and to play an active role in running the school site.

Every teacher's responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Teach four sections
Act as a personal mentor to 16-24 students
Observe peers and participate in professional practice dialogues
Participate in training, planning and teaching during the summer
Assist with development & implementation of interdisciplinary curriculum
Assist with development & implementation of school policies
Participate in grade level & school leadership meetings each week
Qualifications:Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree and a teaching credential in the subject for which they are applying.
(A Master's Degree in Education is preferred but not required.)

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
Teaching experience in their field
A California Teaching Credential (or a commitment to obtain one)
Ability to work successfully with heterogeneous groups of students
Ability to work closely with an ethnically & economically diverse student body
Ability to work independently as a self-starter in a dynamic organization
Ability to excel as a member of a team

Most importantly, applicants must possess flexibility, curiosity, perseverance, a sense of humor and a burning passion to see students succeed.

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