Middle School Humanities Teacher (Grades 5th-8th)
Hillbrook School is a co-ed, independent, junior kindergarten–8th grade school located on 14 acres of oak woodland in Los Gatos, CA. Founded in 1935, Hillbrook School remains deeply connected its historical roots as a school where children are known, learning is authentic and active, and success is measured one child at a time. During the past 80 years, we have grown and evolved from a small boarding school serving wards of the state to one of the leading independent schools in the Bay Area, and yet our vision remains the same - to inspire children to achieve their dreams and reach beyond themselves to make a difference in the world. Our talented faculty delivers a program that provides 350 students with a unique blend of challenging and engaging academics, visual and performing arts, passion-driven projects, and service opportunities.
Hillbrook School is a recognized leader in educational innovation, earning designation since 2010 as an Apple Distinguished School. Our 1:1 iPad program in the middle school, iLab Makerspace classroom, and Center for Teaching Excellence all stem from a commitment to being on the leading edge of best practices in education. Our faculty members present at conferences across the nation and globe each year, on topics that range from innovative uses of technology, to research studies we have conducted on the impact of classroom design on teaching and learning. Hillbrook is intentional about, and deeply committed to, cultural competency and professional growth. We are a community of highly-engaged, lifelong learners.
As noted in our recently rewritten and approved Statement of Inclusivity, Hillbrook is an intentionally diverse community that strives to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Silicon Valley. We believe that educational excellence and equity depend on the creation of a diverse and inclusive community where all people feel a full sense of membership. Hillbrook School is an equal opportunity employer. Opportunities are open to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or handicap.
Salaries are competitive. Benefits include full medical, dental, and vision coverage; ample retirement planning with TIAA-CREF; a generous holiday schedule; access to and support with the latest state-of-the-art education technology; and a strong commitment to engaging and personalized professional development.
The Middle School Humanities Teacher will enter the community at an exciting time in the school’s history. The school has increased enrollment from 315 students to over 350 students in just over a year, with future enrollment projected to reach 390 students by 2019. The school is in the early stages of an ambitious strategic plan, Vision 2020, which will help to further establish the school as a leader in the Bay Area and beyond in elementary education. The teacher would instruct 4 classes of middle school English/history, serve as an advisor, and participate in grade-level activities that support the divisional program.
The ideal candidate will have previous English/history teaching experience, understand the benefits of an independent elementary school education, and be able to inspire others about Hillbrook’s mission, philosophy, program, culture and community.
- Teach middle school English/history (4 sections ranging within 5th-8th grade).
- Implement the school’s social emotional curriculum, which is based on Developmental Designs. - Provide an engaging, inquiry-based style of teaching; manage collaborative learning groups. - Possess comfort integrating technology into the curriculum.
- Serve as middle school advisor, including following student progress, liaising with parents as first line of communication with the school, advocating for students in all matters pertaining to the student, and facilitate student/parent/advisor conferences.
- Collaborate and co-teach with colleagues, including Resident Teachers, with a focus on differentiated instruction.
- Actively participate in a faculty culture that is committed to being at the leading edge of K-8 education.
- Reports to the Head of Middle School.
Visit our school’s website to learn more at www.hillbrook.org. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume as .pdf files to our Director of Human Resources Rozanne Schiro (firstname.lastname@example.org).