Job Details
Upper School - Oakland, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree


Head-Royce School is seeking a dedicated Upper School English Teacher. We are interested in teachers who are not only excited by the content they teach, but who are also actively engaged in evolving their classroom pedagogy to reflect the needs of 21st Century learners by being culturally responsive in their teaching practice, curriculum, and pedagogy. In addition, we want teachers who are excited to join our community of learners and collaborate with us on meeting our Strategic Plan Goals. Head-Royce teachers participate beyond the classroom as advisors, club leaders, and committee members. The School seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in multicultural education, an understanding of adolescents, and a demonstrated genuine fondness for working with students at this specific age level. 



  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of culturally responsive teaching and learning. 

  • Expertise in teaching English - writing, reading, critical thinking

  • Collaborative, flexible colleague with upper school teaching experience

  • Clear communicator with students, colleagues, and parents

  • Demonstrated knowledge of a child’s social/emotional development and developmentally appropriate curriculum for culturally responsive teaching and learning. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of and curiosity regarding curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches as well as different styles and types of assessment 


  • Bachelor’s Degree; Ideal candidates will have an academic background in English

  • Knowledge of appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience

  • Demonstrated desire to teach in the Upper School 

  • 2-5 years minimum teaching experience

Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required:  

  • Advanced degrees/certification are desirable 

Head-Royce School Overview 

  • Located on a 12-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 132-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning & pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of & respect for diversity that makes our society strong & to encourage active & responsible global citizenship.

  • Head-Royce enrolls 890 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle & Upper Schools — & provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance & well-being & carefully stewarding our resources.

Other Considerations

Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location: Oakland, California
Travel: (minimal)
Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree(s) a plus
Start Date: August, 2020
Website:  headroyce.org 

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