STARTING DATE: AUGUST 2020
CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED
Golestan Education is a non profit organization that aims to support the development of curious, creative, and altruistic children through experiential and heuristic learning, with a special focus on heritage language immersion and cultural education.
Description of Position:
Mixed age (TK + K) multicultural class of ~10-16 children in a progressive independent school that follows the
International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
Golestan is looking to hire a loving and experience credentialed teacher to lead our TK/K class starting in
August 2020. We are looking for someone who values collaboration as a co-teacher and is creative and open
to different ideas and trying new things. Must connect well with kids, families, and colleagues of all
backgrounds and be passionate about integrating curricular subjects into project-based thematic learning.
As the lead teacher, this person will be responsible for:
Establishing a classroom culture that is safe, inclusive, collaborative, and intellectually challenging for all students by utilizing effective practices, rituals and traditions for community building.
Building and executing 4 to 6 transdisciplinary, inquiry-based IB units that integrate Common Core
State Standards and Next Generation Science Standard; these are multilingual, project-based units
that lead to student action within the school and in the broader community.
Creating and maintaining formative assessment systems (reading, writing, math, social-emotional),
used in weekly planning meetings to plan instruction as well as summative performance assessment
tasks that require students to apply knowledge and skills they build during units of inquiry.
Building and maintaining positive and engaging relationships with parents/families and work
cooperatively with them to strengthen the educational program for their children.
Collaborating with the Executive Director and a group of teachers (including PE teacher, music/theater
teacher, other language teachers, and dedicated co-teacher/teacher aide) by leading curriculum
planning and student support meetings.
The ideal candidate must:
Have a trans-disciplinary perspective for fully integrated hands on, inquiry-based, child centered approach to teaching
Have a multiple-subject teaching credential
Have a Bachelor's degree in education and/or related field
Have a deep love of experiential outdoor learning
Have a hunger for learning (themselves) and teaching (kids)
Embody the school values of kindness, mindfulness and courage through direct, open, honest and gentle communication with colleagues, students and families
Be open to feedback
Be open to creating an unconventional classroom environment that is compliant with the schools design aesthetic and is uncluttered, simple, and beautiful
Be innovative and willing/able to think outside the box
Be able to create community among students, families, and colleagues
Be deeply kind, warm, nurturing, and empathetic
Be passionate about developing their own curriculum and integrating with the IB framework in collaboration with colleagues across disciplines and language tracks
Be comfortable in a fluid and dynamic startup environment
Experience teaching TK or Kindergarten preferred
Experience teaching language learners using best practices for second language acquisition
Experience with developing emergent curriculum
experience living in other countries
Have an affinity for the Socratic method and a constructivist approach
Have native fluency in a second or third language (preferred languages are Hebrew or Arabic)
Our environment is very intimate and hands on, both with the children and with our colleagues. We work very
Closely together across grades in a very loving, positive, and family-like setting.
For more information about our elementary program, please click here.
For more information about our organization please click here.
Benefits of working at Golestan:
Golestan isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life! All staff enjoy the benefits of working in a kind, loving, and
respectful environment, in addition to family style meals prepared by our chef and access to wholesale
farm-fresh grass fed/pastured meat from Marin Sun Farms. Golestan provides fully covered health
insurance for full time staff, dental insurance, 403b retirement plan, and delicious treats in our beautiful
Application for Position:
Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate consideration, add REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as Kindergarten/TK Credentialed Teacher (Full-time) in the subject of your email.