English PYP Teacher (Elementary School)
German-American International School - Menlo Park, CA

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The German-American International School, located in BEAUTIFUL Menlo Park, California, just 25 miles south of San Francisco and next door to Palo Alto, home of Stanford University. Menlo Park is in the Silicon Valley and is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the Bay area.

The GAIS Mission
The German-American International School (GAIS) mission is to provide an outstanding international, bilingual education focused on inquiry-based learning with the goal to foster confident, creative and responsible learners and global thinkers.

We are looking for an additional IB PYP Elementary School English Teacher (English Language Instruction) with the following requirements for the new academic year 13/14:

The English language teacher will be responsible for teaching the core English language components of Reading, Language Arts, Spelling and Writing. The school offers a bilingual academic program with German being the main language of instruction and English being taught as a parallel language. The school follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) and teachers with a background and/or an understanding of this program are preferred. In addition to classroom instruction, teachers are expected to participate in supervision duties, staff meetings, parent meetings, workshops and various activities that promote the school’s programs and reputation. This is a part-time position.

Teachers must have a Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Education, or equivalent teaching qualifications from their country of origin, and at least three years experience teaching the appropriate subject at the Elementary level. Our school is looking for committed, motivated and enthusiastic native English teachers with excellent organizational and teamwork skills, dynamism and energy, as well as the ability to see children as individuals.

Desired Abilities

  • Experience in a multi-cultural school environment
  • Share in our values of creating a motivating environment, to enable the development of self-confidence and responsibility, especially toward learning, cooperation and tolerance
  • Have experience with the International Baccalaureate PYP or MYP Program
  • Experience in youth leadership

Contract Information
The contract is for one year and is renewable on a yearly basis by mutual agreement. The average salary rage for full time teachers is $55,0000 depending on qualifications and experience. The school offers a health plan, travel and visa assistance.

Please submit your application online on http://www.gais.org/job-openings/. For more information please contact Dominic Liechti, Managing Director. No phone calls please.


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