Assistant teacher, preschool

Job Type

Full Time Contract


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2030 Francisco Street
United States


Early Childhood Assistant Teacher position

Full Time

Effective August 17, 2018

The Berkeley School, a preschool-8th grade progressive, independent school in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks a full-time Early Childhood faculty member to join our multicultural, learner-centered community.

We are committed to principles that promote effective, inclusive teaching practices and create optimal educational environments for each of our 96 ECC students.  We value the skills, knowledge and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school. As we seek to educate the whole child, affirming the cultural histories and identities of all our students, we seek faculty and staff who are knowledgeable and experienced in helping each student grow. If you see this approach as critical to teaching and learning, we urge you to apply.

As part of a team of three teachers, you would be responsible for supporting  the day to day curriculum. This includes helping with set up, helping to run circle time, getting snack ready, documenting student work for the blog and student portfolios, providing intentional social-emotional lessons,  participating in faculty meetings and parent conferences, and engaging in professional development. Assistant teachers also work either February camp or Spring break, at least 2-3 weeks in summer and help out once a week in the after school program until 4:30. You are paid extra for working camps and summer session.

The ideal candidates will:

* Have a BS

*Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal

*Enjoy working in a team environment

*Experience working with young children

*At least 6, preferably 9 ECE units

The successful candidate will be professional, collaborative, and enthusiastic about participating in our dynamic community of intellectually curious, lifelong learners, all of whom are dedicated to professional development and a reflective teaching practice.

Overview of the School:

Founded in 1963 as Berkeley Montessori School, The Berkeley School is an intentionally small, community–oriented school of 285 students from early childhood through middle school. The Berkeley School believes that a focus on civic engagement guides students to achieve their full potential as scholars, as changemakers, and as active citizens of the world.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our program.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identification.

Please submit a resume along with a letter of interest to Kathy Duhl, ECC Director at


Full medical and dental benefits.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply