Do you want to work with amazing educators and even more amazing students?
 
Star Academy is a non-profit, non-public school, located in San Rafael, CA, serving students with learning differences in grades 3 through post-high school. Star Academy provides a comprehensive, individualized education program for students with learning differences. Star Academy’s mission is to help students experience academic success through a multisensory approach.
 
Our students face mild to moderate challenges such as: dyslexia, executive functioning deficits, dyscalculia, auditory processing, dysgraphia, ADHD and Asperger’s. Elementary, middle and high school students all benefit from Star’s calm, nurturing, and supportive environment, which is conducive to learning.  High school students earn their high school diploma or certificate of completion and prepare to transition to college and/or other pursuits.
Star Academy is a highly collaborative and supportive workplace environment offering a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits. Contract duration: 203 days, 200 of which are teaching/student days.
 
Every employee of Star Academy will be required to pass an FBI/DOJ criminal background check and achieve a negative tuberculosis screening.
 
Star Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetics.

Current Openings

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  • Head Teacher, Middle School

    Star Academy is seeking a Full Time Head Teacher for our Middle School. Star Academy’s mission is to help students with complex learning differences experience academic success through a multisensory approach.
     
    We are seeking patient, kind and thoughtful educators to work with assistant teachers. 

    Candidates must have the following qualifications:
    • Undergraduate college degree.
    • Two years of experience working with elementary students with learning differences in an educational setting.
    • Knowledge of current Elementary curriculum; Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math.
    • Strong classroom management skills.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Clear California Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential required and must meet CTC requirements for working with students on the Autism Spectrum.
     
    Duties will include but may not be limited to:
    • Case management of students on IEPs and privately funded students.
    • Supervision of Assistant Teacher regarding classroom responsibilities, student monitoring and lesson plan implementation.
    • Planning, preparing and delivering instructional materials that facilitate a positive and effective learning experience.
    • Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet varying student needs and interests.
    • Collaborating with specialists and other teachers to provide students with opportunities to observe, question and investigate while practicing a variety of academic and social skills.
    • Supervising students during snack break, recess, lunch and transitions.
    • Participating in full staff and team meetings.

    Contract duration: 203 days, 200 of which are teaching/student days.
     
    To apply submit:
    • Resume, cover letter and three references
    • Copy of teaching credentials
     
    Documents, in pdf format, can be emailed to: sheila.reilly@staracademy.org
     
    Position will be posted until filled.
     
    Star Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
  • Full Time Assistant Teacher

    Star is seeking applicants for full-time Assistant teaching positions in our middle school school, available Fall 2021.
     
    The position involves working with students with learning differences in grades 6-8.  Applicants must be organized, professional, collaborative, positive and creative.  Strong preference given to candidates with a California Teaching Credential, experience in literacy instruction, Language Arts specialists (Linda Mood Bell, Orton-Gillingham or Wilson trained) and experience working with students with learning differences.  The position has possibility for growth and expansion of responsibilities.
     
    The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting the Head Teacher in managing all classroom responsibilities for a group of students with a variety of special education needs.
     
    Essential Duties include:
     
    • Provide academic support to designated students
    • Implement Lesson Plans that have been developed by the Head Teacher
    • Assist Head Teacher in maintaining classroom student records accurately and completely, including weekly evaluations of student progress towards meeting IEP goals
    • Assist in developing and maintaining behavioral approaches and discipline
    • Communicate regularly with parents regarding student progress and needs
    • Collaborate with Star Academy staff regarding student goals and progress
    • Monitor students at all times, including field trips
    • Know and enforce all school rules and policies at all times
    • Maintain a neat, organized, visually appealing classroom space
    • Attend staff meetings and professional development trainings
     
    We have a supportive multidisciplinary staff, phenomenal work environment, excellent salary and benefits.
     
    To apply email resume, in pdf format to: sheila.reilly@staracademy.org
     
    Position will be posted until filled.
     
    Star Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
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  • Full Time Math Teacher

    The Math professional will deliver math instruction to students in grades 3-8 either in small groups or in a whole small class setting. The Math Teacher will be responsible for developing daily lesson plans, updating IEP math goals and interfacing with other members of their student's teaching and specialist teams to best support student success. 
     
    Candidates must have the following qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree. 
    • Single Subject math credential, or general education multi-subject credential or an Education Specialist credential (not required). 
    • Training in Making Math Real methodology is strongly preferred, but not required.
    Duties include but are not limited to:  
    • Planning, preparing and delivering instructional materials that facilitate a positive and effective learning experience. 
    • Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet varying student needs and interests. 
    • Collaborating with specialists and other teachers to enhance student outcomes 
    • Participating in staff and team meetings.
    To apply submit:
    • Resume
    • Copy of credentials
     
    Documents, in pdf format, can be emailed to: sheila.reilly@staracademy.org
     
    Position will be posted until filled.
     
    Star Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.