BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower is seeking qualified candidates for Pre-Kindergarten (Transitional Kindergarten) Teacher!
Who We Are
BASIS Independent Schools is a national network of PreK–12 private, secular schools that educate students to the highest international levels. Our ten campuses, located in some of the most bustling, dynamic metropolitan areas in the country, are part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools global network. BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower is the newest addition to our network of leading independent schools, starting Fall 2022 with Grades TK-5, and an extension to our esteemed Silicon Valley Upper campus -- recognized as the "Best High School for STEM in California." We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self-reliance and accountability in a culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes.
Our campus in Sunnyvale, California is in the center of one of the most influential regions in the world. As such, our facility and campus speaks to the culture of our program and the type of learning community that grows here. BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower 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're Looking For
BASIS Independent teachers are knowledgeable, passionate, and believe in transforming education. As part of a uniquely collaborative and professional teaching community, BASIS Independent teachers motivate students to reach their highest potential, while also elevating their own skills through peer collaboration and a culture where learning is of the greatest importance.
In a BASIS Independent Pre-Kindergarten teaching position, you will create a learning environment where learning is a joyful and rewarding experience, and children learn to become enthusiastic life-long learners. The thematic, hands-on, and content rich curriculum creates a blueprint for children to transition with ease to Kindergarten, and equips students with a foundation for future success. Our early education teachers are guided by the belief that any child can excel with the right support.
Primary Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lay foundations for the joy of learning to set students up for success with the challenging curriculum in the elementary grades.
Begin helping students develop skills of autonomy, responsibility, and independence.
Implementation of BASIS curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to display your passion for learning and educate students at an internationally competitive level.
Management of student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, and individuality in all students.
Collaborate with other BASIS Independent teachers to form a community of smart, talented, and interesting people who are passionate about their work and readily willing to work in a professional, academic environment.
A Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, Early Learning, Childhood Development, or other related field and the ability to successfully pass a background clearance. In addition to a Bachelor's degree, documentation of a state or national authorized elementary subject knowledge certification is necessary. Must have a minimum of 2 full years of teaching experience.
Essential Teacher Qualifications
Able to differentiate instruction
Has experience teaching or tutoring with respective age group
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
Has a strong work ethic and do whatever it takes mindset
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. Demonstrated success in student achievement, child development and classroom management. Candidates must have the ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card.
Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years of experience as PK-1 classroom teacher is preferred. A successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills and be open to new ideas in teaching methods.
BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
Salary - Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience.
Career Growth - We believe our people deserve every opportunity to utilize and expand their knowledge and skills, and to share their passions. From our classrooms to central operations, our culture is one of continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement in our schools or across our network.
Retirement - Your future financial well-being is important to us. Eligible participants may receive a 50% Company match for the first 10% of employee earnings deferred.
Health Insurance - We want you to have the care you need. We offer three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.
Flexible Spending - Because health, childcare, and travel expenses can add up, we offer an FSA that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.
Student Tuition Remission - You help us create a world-class program for our students. To show our appreciation, we offer your children significant tuition remission to attend our schools.
BASIS Independent Fremont opened in 2016 as the fourth campus in our family of independent schools. Our campus is located in the southeast San Francisco Bay Area, and was thoughtfully fitted to serve the needs of our world-acclaimed program in a Transitional Kindergarten–grade 8 setting. Whether through our classrooms filled with natural light, our outdoor space, or our gymnasium, BASIS Independent Fremont offers plenty of opportunities for students to discover their passions in and out of the classroom.