Open Mind School Inclusion Teacher Menlo Park, CA · Full time

Teach a diverse class of 10-12 students in grades 6 + 7


Inclusion Teacher


Reporting to: Executive Director, Associate Director, Head of Education Department, HR Partner

Supervises: none

Pay: $65-$105k, depending on experience + credentialing

Work Status: Full-time, Exempt

Position Summary

The Education team is at the forefront of pioneering the Open Mind School model. Our educators, in collaboration with families and outside providers, create a comprehensive group of experts in students' learning. Open Mind School educators are supported as they develop personalized activities in addition to teaching standard-based learning curricula, emphasizing both academic rigor and social-emotional learning. Educators are also part of a network of professionals who provide regular support, feedback, and opportunities for collaboration. Building a revolutionary educational model translates to year-round work, flexibility in creativity and leadership opportunities, and modern technology to enhance and empower teaching. We also rely on our educators' critical input on the direction and development of Open Mind School. We are seeking confident educators who love the curriculum, have an internal drive to positively impact policy and community, and are compassionate working with a multitude of learners. 




*Lead small mixed-age classes with a small student-teacher ratio of no more than 5:1; along with other classroom support professionals  

* Design experiential, project-based learning activities for the class by using local resources to create an experience that's relevant and real-world

* Curate individual learning activities for personalized learning time based on each student's abilities, needs, and learning style

* Determine students' academic and social-emotional learning objectives and ensure that they're met

* Commit to building a community of child-centered educators by mentoring other educators, making regular contributions to the network, including contributing curriculum as well as sharing best practices and research findings, etc.

* Collaborate with researchers, designers, technologists, and other educators to design and refine an innovative model for education

* Communicate learning targets and outcomes to colleagues, parents, and students

* Partner with parents in optimizing and evolving their student's whole child, personalized learning experience throughout the year

* Use the resources of the city and community to create an education that is relevant and real

* Be a role model for an on-site team of educators to positively contribute to the culture, schedule, processes, and procedures

* Nurture the professional development of the school site team members

*Build and maintain positive, transparent relationships with the school’s parents, and support other educators to do the same                                                                                                         * Implement strong behavior support management systems and foster strong student advocacy in social-emotional growth

* Hold ultimate responsibility for your classroom’s performance

Basic Qualifications

* Presume competence in all students

* 5+ years prior classroom lead teaching experience 

* Must have experience in curriculum planning and implementation

* 3+ years prior experience incorporating social-emotional learning into student experiences

* 3+ years prior team management experience

* Prior experience working with multiple grade levels

* Passion for working with and engaging children in student-driven learning experiences

* Belief in fostering children's social-emotional capabilities

* Commitment to continuous improvement

* Experience working with students with learning differences

* Entrepreneurial mindset and customer service orientation

Preferred Qualifications

* Credential in special education or related field

* Content knowledge in the subject being taught or doctorate-level education

* Prior experience as a founding teacher for a new school or new school site/classroom

* Experience and/ or openness in different methodologies (ABA, DIR, RDI, PRT, RPM)

Compensation and Benefits

* Competitive compensation commensurate with experience $70,000-$95,000 annual salary

* Vacation and sick days

* Medical, dental and vision coverage                                             * Professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement                                                                                       * Quarterly performance bonuses

* 401 K

* Flex spending account

*Free private schooling for child(ren)

To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. 


Criminal conviction statement

All Open Mind School - California employees must undergo criminal background checks and TB testing as mandated by California state law prior to their start dates at Open Mind School. Additionally, we ask that all employees pass a drug test. By submitting an application, you acknowledge that your employment with Open Mind School would be conditioned on a satisfactory background check and completion of the TB testing and clearance of a drug test.

Work Authorization

Please be aware that Open Mind School is able to facilitate transfers for certain types of work visas, and can offer visa sponsorship for the right candidate. To apply, please visit:


$65,000 - $105,000 per year