Social Sciences Teacher

Summit Public Schools - Sunnyvale, CA - Full time


Teaching at Summit is unlike teaching in a traditional environment. Our teachers know the individual strengths and areas for growth of each of their students.

  • By design, our schools are small communities where every student is known.
  • Every teacher serves as a mentor to a group of twenty students who they will coach, counsel through the college process and advocate for through their academic career at Summit. Mentors meet weekly with their mentees to reflect on the week and discuss their goals and plans for the coming week. Mentors push students to become self-directed learners who can set and achieve goals and seek new challenges.

Eligibility:

  • Commitment to uphold Summit’s values and belief that all children deserve a rigorous, college-preparatory education
  • A California Teaching Credential (or a commitment to obtain one) - if you have any questions please review our credentialing FAQ document or contact us at talent@summitps.org
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in Education is preferred but not required)
  • Must pass health and background check
  • Teaching experience in your subject preferred but not required

Key Qualities and Characteristics of a Summit Teacher:

  • Maintains high expectations for all students and believes all students can be successful in college
  • Facilitate learning experiences, using a variety of methods including: direct instruction, project-based learning, small group tasks, individual student projects, individual and group writing tasks, formative and summative assessment, direct teacher feedback, extended individual students tasks and public performance/presentation
  • Serve as a mentor to a group of students including weekly meetings with mentees in group and one-on-one settings
  • Collaborates with colleagues to maintain academic integrity of planned lessons and learning experiences for students
  • Design and implement social and emotional learning experiences as a recurring part of all courses
  • Actively participate and suggest proposals as a member of weekly faculty team meetings
  • Track and provide updates on student achievement to faculty, directors and families
  • Maintain and reinforce Summit's graduated discipline process
  • Ability to learn technology platforms that organize instructional materials and data gathering at Summit

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Experience Level

Any experience level

Summit Public Schools

At Summit Public Schools, you are joining a community committed to excellence and continual growth. We prioritize developing leaders from within and have invested in multiple career pathway programs for our teachers and school leaders. With 45 days of professional development built-in the academic year, our teachers are equipped with the tools necessary to improve their practice and tackle challenging issues for which there is no pre-written playbook. If you are looking for the opportunity to drive transformative change in a diverse community of learners and contribute to reimagining what schools should be, ultimately creating a richer learning experience that empowers every child to realize his or her highest potential, we encourage you to apply.

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