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Mandarin Elementary Teacher 2023-2024 **$2000 Sign On Bonus**

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Category: Elementary Education
School: Stratford School
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Date Opened: Nov 17, 2022
Job ID: 16171

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**$2000 Sign On Bonus**

The Mandarin Elementary Teacher will work as part of a team to develop a plan of instruction appropriate for elementary students with an emphasis on vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This person must be professionally prepared to teach Mandarin to young children. Stratford School Palo Alto is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!

What We Are Looking For
In this teaching position, you use your passion for your subject to inspire and teach higher-level
content than what is typical of secondary students. You work collaboratively with other teachers to
create a learning culture in which diverse perspectives are challenged and tested in an environment
of informed thought and collegiality.

Employment Status: Full-Time

Duration: School Year (10 Months), Monday - Friday

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Primary Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
*Prepare subject specific lessons in Mandarin.
*Provide subject instruction on a higher level than grade standard, in an interactive learning
 environment and delivering exceptional results for all students.
*Implement Stratford Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments
 to ensure students’ education is at an internationally competitive level.
*Collaborate with other Stratford teachers to form a community of smart, talented
  and interesting people who are passionate about education and readily willing to work in a
  professional, academic environment.
*Tutor students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of students’
  academic and career success.
*Manage student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect
  and individuality in all students.

Essential Teacher Qualifications
 Has deep knowledge of subject taught
 Able to differentiate instruction
 Able to create positive classroom community and build relationships with students
 Able to engage students in rigorous content and well-planned, well-paced lessons
 Skilled in classroom management (high warm and high firm)
 Has excitement, joy and passion for teaching kids and personal development/learning
 Has strong verbal and written communication skills with kids, employees, and parents
 Open to feedback and continuous growth
 Creative in instructional and classroom management strategies
 Cooperative, collaborative, supportive, flexible
 Well organized
 Has a strong work ethic and “do whatever it takes” mind set

Additional Qualifications:

Prior to being hired, a teacher shall have a BA or BS degree from an accredited or approved college or university. A transcript and/or copy of the degree from the approved university/college must verify the coursework, or a current and valid teaching credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Must successfully clear criminal background check.
Prior work experience in a classroom setting preferred. 
Mandarin and English Fluency a must.
March 2023 Start Date
Salary range $55,000-$65,000

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