Teaching at Blue Oak School

Blue Oak School seeks creative, hands-on, and skilled teachers who want to work in a highly collaborative progressive school. Blue Oak teachers have a deep commitment to the well-being of children, and they take joy in spending full days in the company of exuberant young people.

Blue Oak teachers look for ways to extend learning into the community. They are confident about authentic assessment strategies, masters of disciplinary knowledge, and they embrace a “teaching for understanding” approach. They are devoted to a developmental approach to children, and they respect the importance of play in a child’s day. Blue Oak teachers are also life-long learners who model curiosity and intellectual engagement in their own lives.

Current Openings

Blue Oak is seeking dynamic and warm substitute teachers to fill in and support our program when needed. Please see the attached job description below. Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to: jobs@blueoakschool.org. We look forward to learning about you!

Assistant Head of School for K-8 Program

Blue Oak School is seeking an Assistant Head of School (AHoS) for the K-8 Program. The AHoS will
advance our progressive mission by collaborating with the Head of School (HoS) and other school leaders
to effectively cultivate a positive and productive learning culture by managing with thought and care the
K-8 student experience, day-to-day operations, curriculum development and implementation, faculty
growth and review, and family relationships. The AHoS reports to the HoS and is a member of a collaborative
administrative team.


Lead Teacher K-8

We are seeking a warm, experienced, and innovative homeroom teacher to join our teaching team, working as a teaching/learning partner with our students and families. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a collaborative environment and embrace an inquiry-based and developmental approach to teaching children. The ideal candidate will understand how to provide differentiated and extended learning experiences within the context of a progressive school and use a variety of teaching strategies to engage students in learning. Classroom management skills are a must. A love of learning and love of school, and a willingness to support unique and unpredictable learning journeys by students will help you thrive at Blue Oak School.


Lower School Spanish (K-5)

We seek a dynamic K-5 Spanish teacher for the school year 2023-24, beginning in August of 2023. The ideal person will infuse creativity and collaboration into their lessons, and know how to use varied approaches to bring the language to life in our progressive school. Teachers at Blue Oak School bring positivity, collegiality, strong work ethic, and a commitment to building warm and supportive relationships with children into the school each day. We will hire a person who understands how to provide differentiated and extended learning experiences within the context of a progressive language learning environment. The goal of our Spanish language program is to graduate students with solid Spanish language proficiency, and with a passion and ability to meaningfully engage with people of many cultural backgrounds. This is a full time, salaried position.