English Teacher

Sequoia Union School District
Redwood City, CA, US
English Teacher at Sequoia Union High School District

About the Employer

About the Employer

The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) serves more than 9,000 students in grades 9 through 12 from multiple diverse communities in the mid-Peninsula region between San Francisco and San Jose. Its location, coupled with its diverse student population, allows students the opportunity to learn to excel in a global society and interact effectively with people of all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. The student population in the district is reflective of the diversity in California, with 45% who identify as Hispanic/Latino, 8.2% as Asian, 2.4% as African-American/Black, 2.1% as Pacific Islander, .2% as Native American, and 34.9% as White. SUHSD is committed to advancing racial, gender identity, and sexuality equity in order to ensure that all students are welcomed in a safe environment that values diversity. The district seeks to hire, support, and retain staff members that reflect the diversity of its student population.

Description of Prospective Applicants

We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, specifically anti-bias educators who are racially conscious, equity-focused, and motivated to support the success of all of our students. SUHSD is seeking educators with personal or professional development experience/training in identifying, learning, facilitating, and/or implementing best practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Multilingual educators and those with experience teaching in diverse and underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. SUHSD is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

Job Information

Date Posted:

Application Deadline:
Until Filled

Employment Type:
Full Time

Length of Work Year:
2023 - 2024 School Year - 187 Days

$76,064 to $134,097 plus $1,530 stipend for Masters, Doctorate, National Board Certification

Number Openings: (At time of posting)

Contact: Emily Rigotti

Email: erigotti@seq.org

Phone: 650/322-5311

Job Description / Essential Elements:

Brief Description of Position:

The District Classroom Teacher develops and teaches skills and knowledge in one or more courses and/or grade levels

Administrative Relationship:

The District Classroom Teacher is directly responsible to the Principal, through the Department Chair and Instructional Vice Principal

Minimum Degrees/Credentials/Experience Required for Position:

B.A. (B.S.), and valid Teaching Credential

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Be aware of and conform to state, county, district, and school regulations which affect him/her

2. Utilize course(s) of study adopted by the Board of Trustees

3. Instruct students in citizenship, basic communication skills, and other general elements of the course(s) of study specified in state law and district regulations and procedures

4. Seek to teach students the proper function and value of education in American society

5. Identify student needs, cooperate with professional staff to help students solve health, learning and attitude problems, and actively seek to help each student succeed in class

6. Develop, implement, assess, and revise lesson plans and instructional materials

7. Provide a wide range of teaching strategies as one element of implementing individualized instruction

8. Seek to create an environment for learning that is functional and attractive

9. Evaluate academic growth of students and record and report this evaluation, and evaluate social growth

10. Interpret the school program and specific elements of it to parents and report the progress of individual students to parents

11. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior consistent with district and school behavior policies

12. Supervise a fair share of other than classroom activities

13. Cooperate in the selection and/or development of books, AV aids, pamphlets, learning units, equipment, etc., necessary to implementation of the learning function

14. Plan and coordinate the work of paraprofessionals

15. Participate in programs designed to improve human relations and the teaching function

16. Perform other related duties as assigned by the principal


Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

B.A. or B.S. Degree

Valid California (subject-specific) Credential

A completed EdJoin application

An up-to-date resume

Letter of introduction that speaks to the candidate's equitable teaching practices and anti-racism by addressing the following prompts:

Please provide an example of a school policy you've experienced/are familiar with that needs to be examined and updated in order to foster equity and inclusion. Please explain your ideal role in this process.

Describe practices, policies, and curriculum that you implement in the classroom that provides a safe, equitable, and uplifting learning environment for BIPOC students.

Three letters of recommendation (no more than two years old)

Please include one reference who was/is an administrator in a supervisory role for you

Official transcripts of degrees

CBEST/CSET/PRAXIS/RICA (all that apply)
  • Copy of Transcript
  • Credential Copy
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 letters)
  • Resume

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