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.
    • Life at Star Academy

Opportunities for 22/23

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  • Lead Teacher

    We are seeking a patient, kind and thoughtful educator to work with an assistant teacher in one of our high school classrooms. 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
  • Transitions/Living Skills Teacher

    We are seeking a Full-Time, Transitions/Living Skills Head Teacher for Fall 2022.

    This teacher would be teaching functional living skills (cooking, budgeting, travel training, laundry, sewing, pre-vocational skills, etc.) and Consumer Math to 11th and 12th grade high school students with learning differences.

    Candidates must have the following qualifications:
    • Undergraduate college degree.
    • Experience working with students with learning differences in an educational setting.
    • Experience with IEP documents and the IEP process
    • 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 of Transition/Living Skills instructor will include but may not be limited to:
    • Creating Individual Transition Plans for IEP funded students.
    • Participation in IEP team meetings
    • 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.
  • Middle & Elementary 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 strongly preferred, but not required..
    • Training in Making Math Real methodology is strongly preferred, but not required.
    Duties
    • 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.
  • High School Math Teacher

    The Math professional will deliver math instruction to students in grades 9-12 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 strongly preferred, but not required..
    • Training in Making Math Real methodology is strongly preferred, but not required.
    Duties
    • 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.

How to Apply

Are you interested in applying at Star? Please email your resume in PDF format to lisa.keene@staracademy.org.