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Co-Teacher Positions in Elementary School


Los Altos, CA

Start Date: August 10, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Seeking creative educators committed to inquiry and social-emotional learning.

School Overview
Ventana School is a Reggio-Emilia inspired school where learning becomes a joint venture between children and teachers. At all ages and grade levels, we practice inquiry-based teaching that encourages cross-curricular connections and critical thinking. Social-emotional learning is a vital part of our curriculum and approach.

Two Co-Teaching Positions for 2020-21

Ventana is seeking elementary teachers to work in our upper elementary (2nd to 5th Grades). Teachers work collaboratively with a classroom co-teacher and a team of specialists.

What makes teaching at Ventana different:

Inquiry-based teaching with opportunities to create emergent curriculum
Space and time to build relationships with students and teach social-emotional skills
The Reggio-Emilia approach to education promotes the use of artistic disciplines to invite, and extend, learning at all age levels
Focus on collaboration between teachers and across disciplines
Administration that is committed to eliciting the perspectives of teachers

We are looking for teachers who:

Demonstrate commitment to inquiry-based learning
Have strong classroom management skills
Understand the importance of social-emotional learning
Have experience differentiating instruction to meet the needs of a variety of learners
Are reflective practitioners
Are flexible and creative

Successful candidates will be well-versed in the social emotional needs of a diverse school-age population and able to collaborate and communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Professional Qualifications:
Hold, or are working towards, a CA Multiple subject teaching credential or Master’s degree in related field.
Minimum of two years’ experience working with elementary age
Documented success in achieving strong social emotional and academic results using the social constructivist approach to learning
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualities:
Knowledgeable of the Reggio Emilia philosophy
Passionate about refining and growing their teaching practice
Familiar with one or more of the following: Reader’s Workshop, Writer’s Workshop, Singapore Math
Commitment to ongoing professional development

Salary & Benefits

Essential Job Functions:
Teachers in our elementary program are expected to maintain a democratic, creative environment in which meaningful learning and personal growth are fostered through a variety of active learning experiences.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Engaging in daily dialogue and collaboration with teaching team and specialist teachers
Collaborating with colleagues on multi-disciplinary project work
Engaging in whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction
Mixing direct instruction with inquiry-based learning
Making learning visible to students by documenting their learning through videos, transcripts, photos, and student work
Writing progress reports
Supervising student unstructured time

Employment Details:
Competitive compensation commensurate with locale and experience
Generous and comprehensive benefits package
Family health and dental benefits

Application Procedures

To Apply:
Please address inquiries to Amanda Stewart, Director of Instruction. Please submit all documents to our Director of Instruction, Amanda Stewart, by emailing them to


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