St. Joseph of Cupertino School in Cupertino, CA, seeks a full-time TK/K TEACHER for the 2023-2024 school year. St. Joseph of Cupertino School is the educational gateway to the future of our youth. In the heart of Silicon Valley, our TK-8th grade Catholic school is focused on the care of the whole person. We go beyond caring for the educational growth of our students and strive to foster their moral, emotional, and spiritual growth. We take our responsibility for our community’s well-being and safety very seriously. Earning recognition as a top academic school in the Diocese of San Jose is one example of reaching our academic goals, but our religious studies, the classes in the Fine Arts, foreign language, and robust club offerings round out your child’s education.


St. Joseph of Cupertino School is seeking a creative and enthusiastic teacher with experience in the classroom. The TK/K teacher will work with the principal to develop an integrated, age-appropriate, project-based curriculum for students in our 2-year, Catholic school Kindergarten program grade to evaluate student growth and mastery of standards. The teacher will facilitate activities for students in a structured and supportive environment while building a positive and inclusive environment. They will align with and support the vision of the Principal and other site leadership’s vision of culture for the site.

A CA Teaching Credential is required to teach at a school in the Diocese of San Jose. A background in teaching both preschool and Elementary School grades is highly valued and a bachelor’s or masters’ degree in art education or general education with a focus in early education is preferred for this position.

We seek a dedicated, highly collaborative, innovative teacher who loves children, utilizes growth mindset, understands constructivism and wants to be part of an exciting team of forward-thinking educators. The following is a list of skills that are preferred.


  • Implement research based programs that show consistent and continued gains in student learning and mastery of academic skills
  • Design and develop an educational environment that accommodates an instructional learning program for students based on individual and group learning styles
  • Implement grade-level appropriate instructional techniques to foster self-esteem and academic success for students
  • Use academically culturally appropriate resources and curriculum to guide instruction
  • Use multiple assessments to identify, monitor, assess, and evaluate academic achievement of students toward mastery of CA State Standards
  • Collaboratively develop and responsibly implement individualized educational plans (IEP)
  • Facilitate community outreach
  • Support and participate in school activities
  • Collaborate as a member of an educational professional learning community
  • Set up accountability systems for formative assessments and evaluations of progress, achievement, attitude and/or behavior differences of students
  • Work with staff, volunteers, tutors, interns, and parents to assist with program implementation.
  • Participate in professional in-service training activities and weekly faculty meetings



  • Use advanced skills in the development of innovative instructional strategies that actively engage students and have a comprehensive understanding of California Academic Content Standards, demonstrate skills in effective classroom/behavior management, employ differentiated instruction to meet needs of specific student populations (ELD, Special Education, low performing, gifted), use assessment data to guide instruction to support student learning and achievement, implement standards-based curriculum and instruction
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with parents, families and community representatives of students enrolled
  • Establish effective working relationships with community agencies in support of educational, social and emotional needs of students
  • Build success with students in fostering civic responsibility and developing positive self-concept
  • Have knowledge and experience with differentiated instruction and the incorporation of technology into the classroom environment
  • Be experienced in the use of the California Content Standards in everyday instruction
  • Have ability to perform duties as per specific job description and assigned by the Principal


  • Ability to stand and circulate for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels.
  • Ability to communicate so others can clearly understand normal conversation.
  • Ability to bend, crouch, kneel to assist students in pushing/pulling and lifting of musical equipment and supplies, sitting in chairs and/or floor and reaching in all directions.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Periods of moderate to high-stress level.

Minimum Experience and Education Requirements / Certification

  • Two years’ work experience as an early education teacher.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, preferred
  • Master’s degree in Catholic Education and/or Early Education (preferred)
  • Valid CA teaching credential or enrollment in Catholic Education Masters + CA Credential program at Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco or equivalent.


  • Full-time, 12-month employment.
  • Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. plus additional hours at after school and weekend SJC events
  • Starts in July 1, 2023
  • Reports to: Principal


Salary Range: $61,000 – $97,000 per year based on education and experience.

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