TK/K Dual Immersion Teacher (Bilingual Sp/Eng)

Voices College-Bound Language Academies

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$1,500 Signing bonus

Role Summary

Voices Academies’ Dual Immersion Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten (TK/K) Teacher will be an inspiring and motivating educator who can work independently. Under the supervision of the Principal, teachers have the opportunity to create a learning environment and to plan an instructional program to fulfill the educational objectives of the grade level/classes assigned. The ideal candidate will have an unwavering commitment to ensure that a student receives quality instruction, makes accelerated educational progress, and reaches or exceeds their academic goals. This role supervises associate teachers, student teachers, and parent volunteers when applicable.

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop lesson plans consistent with Voices best practices & guidelines, instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
  • Plan learning activities appropriate to subject(s), grade level(s), abilities, and cultural backgrounds of individual students
  • Create an atmosphere through personal example and efficacious relationships with students which inspire academic achievement and an enthusiasm for learning
  • Organize classroom systems/procedures/routines and manage student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
  • Establish a culture of high expectations and college preparation for all students
  • Demonstrate and implement knowledge about developmentally appropriate learning strategies for students in Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • Teach for mastery and establish clear content and language objectives for all lessons, units, and projects
  • Provide instruction to students with special needs in accordance with IEP utilizing support services as appropriate; participate in IEP meetings as appropriate
  • Motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for TK education
  • Challenge and accelerate ALL students, no matter at what level they enter the classroom
  • Develop and evaluate independent study programs
  • Implement Voices Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices at all times
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Monitor student's progress and evaluate the student's achievement in relation to learning objectives and revises learning objectives when necessary
  • Assess students regularly, records results, examine student assessment data, and refine classroom activities to differentiate instruction for each student
  • Track student information and maintain accurate student records, including attendance
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
  • Administer standardized tests and other school-selected tests in accordance with the school testing program
  • Plan, implement, monitor, and assess a classroom instructional program which is consistent with School and Board goals and Mission, and specific objectives based on assessment of student needs


  • Work collaboratively to achieve Voices' vision
  • Work cooperatively with staff toward resolution of mutual concerns
  • Collaborate closely with other teachers, consultants, and the principal to align curriculum across subjects, improve own and others’ instructional practices and share best practices
  • Participating in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions, events, and trips
  • Reflect, improve and collaborate with colleagues, parents and community
  • Identify unique student needs and collaborates with other team members and outside service providers to diagnose and address learning challenges
  • Mentor and co-plan with Associate Teachers; keeping them informed of weekly plans and goals

Professional Activities:

  • Actively participate in professional development activities, including retreats
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Voices mission, vision, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior and teacher compact
  • Participate in daily grade-level meetings and professional development
  • Attend evening and weekend school programs and parent meetings as needed
  • Motivate and organize parent involvement and foster strong school morale and academic achievement
  • Provide students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities. Hold parent conferences and provide regular progress reports as required

Voices Academies Dual Immersion TK/K Teacher candidates will have the following

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • CA Credential: Multiple Subject or eligible for intern credential
  • Valid bilingual authorization (BCLAD or equivalent , BCC, ELD, or LDS, etc.)
  • Having one of the following:
  • At least 24 units in early childhood education, or childhood development, or both (transcripts requested)
  • Professional experience in a classroom setting with preschool age children comparable to the 24 units of education described in bullet 1 (resume or references requested)
  • Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Knowledge of subject matter, including California Common Core Standards
  • Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision and values of Voices Academies with a deep commitment to improving the lives of students from low-income communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Outstanding written, speaking, and organizational skills with experience interacting with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Commitment to accelerated educational progress of children
  • Experience or commitment to public education, social justice, efficacy and equity
  • Works well in a high pressure environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience working with low-income communities preferred
  • Can work independently, have flexibility, and demonstrated success in building a dual-immersion curriculum
  • Understanding of dual immersion instructional practices and school design and the unique characteristics of public charter schools is a plus
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Google Apps

Working Conditions:

  • Regular requirement to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Occasional evening and or weekend work
  • Occasional travel
  • Willingness to be trained as needed

Prior To Employment: Once an offer has been extended, a candidate must meet the following criteria to receive a final agreement:

  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Employment Eligibility
  • Cleared Criminal Background Check
  • Valid TB Clearance

Key Compensation:

  • Annual salary range:$60,280- $88,803
  • $1,500 Signing bonus
  • Medical benefits
  • Exceptional growth opportunities
  • Retirement plan


  • Reports directly to Principal
  • Permanent Salaried, Exempt Position
  • Position follows 11 month calendar
  • At-Will Agreement

Voices College-Bound Language Academies is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Voices to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,280.00 - $88,803.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Jose, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

Job Location
San Jose, California, United States
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