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We empower students to embrace and navigate the challenges faced in the technologically advanced, globally connected society of the 21st century. Expert teachers employ proven methods while connecting with their students as individual learners. Pinewood’s comprehensive college preparatory program ensures that students are ready for the next steps in their academic life.

K-6

6th-Grade Language Arts Teacher | Part-Time Position | Begins Fall 2020

Pinewood School is seeking a part-time 6th-grade Language Arts teacher for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking a professional educator who is passionate about teaching and meeting the needs of 6th-grade students within a rich and rigorous language arts curriculum.

Pinewood School is a joyful community with passionate, accessible teachers and administrators who partner with students and parents in the education journey. Our three-campus K-12 school balances rigorous academics with robust enrichment classes. Our students engage in meaningful, varied opportunities that empower them to explore their talents and develop new skills. Our three historic campuses provide the space for all to flourish. We inspire the best in our students as we encourage them to become kind, well-rounded people who are poised to change their world for the better.

Pinewood School is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. Drawing from diverse communities throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and greater San Jose area, Pinewood is comprised of students who seek rigorous academics and support a high standard of character. Pinewood provides a nurturing environment where our students are encouraged to grow as considerate, adventurous, expressive, self-aware young people, prepared for their top-choice colleges and for meaningful and productive lives.

Position

Pinewood School is seeking a part-time 6th-grade Language Arts teacher for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking a professional educator who is passionate about teaching and meeting the needs of 6th-grade students within a rich and rigorous language arts curriculum.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the teacher include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the 6th-grade team of teachers within a departmentalized school setting.
  • Meeting monthly with 6th-grade team to discuss students of concern or students who may need enrichment in Language Arts.
  • Communicating effectively with parents on a regular basis regarding students’ needs and/or progress.
  • Attending regular monthly faculty meetings.
Qualifications

Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in classroom teaching. A master’s degree in education or a related field is preferred but not required. The candidate should provide 2-3 professional references.

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If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Middle Campus Principal Sarah Haun at shaun@pinewood.edu.

7-12

School Counselor | Begins Fall 2020

Pinewood School is seeking an experienced full-time school counselor to serve its Upper Campus (grades 7-12) for the 2020-21 school year.

Pinewood School is a joyful community with passionate, accessible teachers and administrators who partner with students and parents in the education journey. Our three-campus K-12 school balances rigorous academics with robust enrichment classes. Our students engage in meaningful, varied opportunities that empower them to explore their talents and develop new skills. Our three historic campuses provide the space for all to flourish. We inspire the best in our students as we encourage them to become kind, well-rounded people who are poised to change their world for the better.

Location

Pinewood School is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. Drawing from diverse communities throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and greater San Jose area, Pinewood is comprised of students who seek rigorous academics and support a high standard of character. Pinewood provides a nurturing environment where our students are encouraged to grow as considerate, adventurous, expressive, self-aware young people, prepared for their top-choice colleges and for meaningful and productive lives.

Benefits

Pinewood offers comprehensive benefits to employees who work 75% or more. Our benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, matched retirement plan, life insurance, and more. Pinewood promotes a healthy work-life balance among our community by offering our faculty and staff a generous holiday and PTO policy. Find a full list of our employee benefits here.

Position

The School Counselor plays an integral role in supporting students’ social and emotional growth at Pinewood School and will respond to identified personal, social, and emotional needs of students, manage crisis situations, and continue implementing educational and preventive services for students, parents, and faculty. The School Counselor meets with students on an individual basis, as well as in a group setting, while also collaborating closely with the Upper Campus Principal and the Upper Campus Learning Specialist.

This is a full-time, exempt 10-month position.

Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively with administrators and faculty to identify students who would benefit from individual counseling sessions.
  • Work with students to develop strategies to address social-emotional issues that may be caused by a variety of different reasons, including but not limited to academic, family, and peer issues.
  • Provide one-on-one counseling to students as needed.
  • Work with the student’s family to refer the student, if appropriate, to another outside mental health provider.
  • Collaborate with and make referrals to appropriate community support providers/resources for students and families
  • Attend grade level meetings to discuss students of concern and help create and implement a plan of action and support.
  • Preserve confidentiality for students and families on mental health issues.
  • Create and implement group and classroom guidance lessons as a member of the advisory team and possibly lead the advisory team.
  • Teach and facilitate health curriculum for grades 7-10 ( 2 weeks per grade level)
  • Provide crisis intervention, management and assessment as needed.
  • Provide crisis counseling to students individually or in groups with identified needs and concerns
  • Develop & maintain Crisis Support Team (selected staff that can act if crisis occurs at school when Counselor is absent or needs additional support for larger school issue)
  • Serve as the school liaison to coordinate and organize the annual week-long visit of the Freedom from Chemical Dependency organization.
  • Teach a one-semester psychology class, if interested and qualified
  • Lead the Wellness Committee
  • Maintain counseling records in accordance with professional standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in the weekly UC Counselor Team meetings.
  • Assist in mediating and resolving some issues of student behavior.
  • Continually pursue professional growth opportunities.
  • Maintain networks with counselors in the Bay Area and nationally.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in counseling, Licensed Social Work, or psychology.
  • Experience/training in a middle/high school environment is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of student mental health issues and adolescent development
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of difficult and confidential situations
  • Ability to effectively listen, respond, and present information to students, parents, and faculty.
  • Ability to effectively communicate via phone, face to face, and electronically.
  • Shows strong organizational skills.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
  • Works well independently and collaboratively.
How to Apply

A cover letter and resume should be sent to Gabriel Lemmon, Upper Campus Principal, at glemmon@pinewood.edu.

Parliamentary Debate Coach | Begins Winter 2020

Pinewood School is seeking a Parliamentary Debate Coach for junior high and high school students. We are looking for an applicant who has experience, flexibility, a solid work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and an enthusiasm for working with college-bound students

Pinewood School is a joyful community with passionate, accessible teachers and administrators who partner with students and parents in the education journey. Our three-campus K-12 school balances rigorous academics with robust enrichment classes. Our students engage in meaningful, varied opportunities that empower them to explore their talents and develop new skills. Our three historic campuses provide the space for all to flourish. We inspire the best in our students as we encourage them to become kind, well-rounded people who are poised to change their world for the better.

Location

Pinewood School is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. Drawing from diverse communities throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and greater San Jose area, Pinewood is comprised of students who seek rigorous academics and support a high standard of character. Pinewood provides a nurturing environment where our students are encouraged to grow as considerate, adventurous, expressive, self-aware young people, prepared for their top-choice colleges and for meaningful and productive lives.

Position

Pinewood School is seeking a Parliamentary Debate Coach for junior high and high school students. We are looking for an applicant who has experience, flexibility, a solid work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and an enthusiasm for working with college-bound students.

  • High school debate meets twice a week: Monday evenings, 5:15-7:15 pm and Wednesday mornings 7:00-7:50 am.
  • Junior high students have two options for debate: competitive debate and club debate.
    • Competitive Debate Team participates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm. The team is practice/research-focused and competes at tournaments and invitationals.
    • Club Debate takes place on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm. Club Debate is a basic introduction to debate and is game/activity-focused.
Qualifications

We are looking for an applicant who has experience, flexibility, a solid work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and an enthusiasm for working with college-bound students.

Curriculum

The curriculum is focused on teaching parliamentary debate. The Competitive Debate Team is practice/research-focused and competes at various tournaments and invitationals. Since debate is an elective course, students are graded primarily on participation; however, research and writing are part of the course as well.

Responsibilities: Competitions

Historically, our students have competed in at least two tournaments per semester. Since students often compete in different events, this means the coach attends four to five tournaments per semester. Tournaments are on weekends and can be one-day or two-day tournaments. Hours begin around 7:00 am and conclude around 6:00 pm.

The coach is responsible for registering students for debates on tabroom.com, securing judges, submitting check requests for tournament fees, obtaining parent permission forms, and arranging for transportation, if necessary.

How to Apply
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Upper Campus Principal Gabriel Lemmon at glemmon@pinewood.edu.

Administration

There are no open administrative positions at this time. To be considered for a future opportunity at Pinewood, please follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.

Coaching

There are no open coaching positions at this time.

Our hiring season is from February 15th through April 15th, and new job opportunities will be posted during this time. To be considered for a future opportunity at Pinewood, please email your application, cover letter, and resume to the applicable staff member, below.

K-6 Faculty Positions

Laura Blotter
Director of Curriculum, Grades K-6
lblotter@pinewood.edu

7-12 Faculty Positions

Laurie Eickmeier
Director of Curriculum, Grades 7-12
leickmeier@pinewood.edu

Coaching Positions

Grades 9-12
Matt Stimson
High School Athletics Director
mstimson@pinewood.edu

Grades 7-8
Jackee Bruno
Junior High Athletics Director
jbruno@pinewood.edu

Grades 4-6
Kyle Riches
Middle Campus Athletics Director
kriches@pinewood.edu

Administrative Positions

Scott Riches
President of Pinewood School
sriches@pinewood.edu