Elementary Teachers / Spanish Bilingual
Extera Public Schools - Los Angeles, CA

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All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, and three recent letters of reference. Application materials (including three essay responses described below) may be submitted online at Edjoin (preferred) or as attachments via email to:

Dr. Jim Kennedy, CEO, at:

Submissions may be faxed to: (323) 319-2025.

In addition to the above, please include separate responses to the following essay questions:

1. Why do you want to be part of the teaching team at Extera Public Schools?

2. Why do you think you would be a good fit for the school?

3. Describe the educational background and relevant experiences that have prepared you for this position.

Questions about the school and/or application process may be addressed via email to Dr. Kennedy at jkennedy@exteraschools.org. No phone calls please. Spanish bilingual candidates, particularly candidates with a BCLAD or equivalent, are strongly preferred. All applicants must be highly qualified and possess appropriate EL authorization as well as relevant experience and/or training working with students whose primary language is not English.

Extera Public Schools provides access to outstanding public education to students living in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, two of the most under-served communities in Los Angeles. Extera Public School will serve students in grades K-5 in 2013-14; Extera Public School #2 will open in July 2013 with grades K/1 in the same geographic area. Extera Public School serves inner-city, primarily Latino students who historically have had limited access to high quality public education options within their local neighborhood. Extera provides a strong academic foundation, character education, and a personalized approach designed to meet the needs of every child.

The mission of Extera Public Schools is to ensure the academic success of children by providing a rigorous and effective education program built on the pillars of excellence, equity and engagement. Through a school theme focused on the natural world and the inter-connectedness of all living things – human communities, plant and animal life, our living planet and beyond – children at Extera engage in hands-on, minds-on project-based learning that offers “real world” relevance, impact and self-empowerment. Science and social studies are emphasized in a comprehensive curriculum that balances direct instruction with project-based learning. The school is founded on the firm conviction that all children, regardless of background or socio-economic status, are entitled to a high quality education. We are committed to the belief that all children can meet high academic expectations when provided the right school environment.