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Applying for Position:
Charles Armstrong School,
Belmont, CA

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

Our Mission

Charles Armstrong School unlocks the unique potential of students with dyslexia and related learning differences, changing the trajectory of their lives.

Currently Charles Armstrong School is seeking a full time Science Teacher for Grade 5th and 6th.

Position Overview

Teacher will work collaboratively to create and implement Science lessons using our Science curriculum for grades 5 and 6. The candidate will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students with language based learning differences and a passion for teaching science.

Primary Responsibilities:

·        Plan and implement curriculum in a collaborative manner.

  • Using direct instruction, teacher will implement differentiated instructions that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged.

·        Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and learning needs.

·        Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures.

·        Use classroom management systems that are effective with students with learning differences.

  • Work in a collaborative professional learning environment.

·        Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.

·        Communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, teaching partner and other professionals on a regular basis.

·        Model professional and ethical standards when working with students, parents, peers, and community.

·        Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and planning.

Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience:


·        Bachelor of Arts degree in Science, Education, or related field

·        Valid teaching credential (Special Education certification or Master Degree preferred)

·        Two years of classroom teaching experience preferred

·        Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies

·        Experience with technology – iPads; computers; SmartBoards

Additional Skills:

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·        Ability to work on a team

·        Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated

·        Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve academic goals

·        Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills

·        Ability to communicate with students, teachers and teaching partner

·        Ability to form parent partnerships

·        Strong organizational skills

·        Willingness to work in a collaborative professional learning environment

·        Flexible and positive attitude

·        Ability to motivate and engage all types of learners

·        Ability to identify and improve student outcomes

·        Understanding students according to strengths and challenges

·        Experience with technology integration in the classroom


Charles Armstrong School offers:

·        Competitive salaries commensurate with experience

·        Attractive medical, dental and vision package, 403b plan

·        Tuition reimbursement

·        Team-teaching model

·        Instructional coaches

·        Professional development program

·        Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals

Direct resumes and cover letter to

Hiring Committee


(650) 592-7570

Charles Armstrong School

1405 Solana Drive, Belmont, CA 94002


Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area with a national reputation for excellence. Charles Armstrong School is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school of approximately 240 students in grades 2-8. Charles Armstrong School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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