Valiente means 'Courageous,' and Valiente College Preparatory is looking for passionate, dedicated, and courageous educators to join our founding team. Valiente's founders will provide excellent instruction leading to measurable success for students today, while simultaneously building the foundations, identity, and traditions of a school that will be a beacon of excellence for decades to come.
Valiente College Preparatory is dedicated to creating a joyful, collaborative, and mission-driven environment with a faculty that is fully committed to success for all students. We offer all teachers and staff:
Opportunities for Leadership and Learning - Valiente is growing to serve 150 students in 2022. We are looking for teachers with the passion and potential to lead our growth. To support our ambitious development plan, we've cut our school day two hours short every Wednesday to provide time for teachers to come together for training and collaboration and include three weeks of paid Summer PD each year.
Two Full Planning Periods Each Day - We believe a longer school day should include time for teachers to plan, collaborate, and prepare. In our founding year, we will have three teachers assigned to each grade level, guiding two classes of students. This unique structure enables teachers to departmentalize in either ELA/Social Studies or Math/Science and creates additional time for planning. View our daily schedule to see what a typical day entails.
Genuine Professional Development - As a teacher at Valiente, you will be observed, guided, challenged, and pushed to succeed as never before. Through weekly observations, collaborative team meetings, and frequent analysis of student performance, we'll provide you with the tools to dramatically accelerate growth in teaching practice. Our students deserve the very best, and we will work with you to make sure that's what you give them every day.
Departmentalization at all Grade Levels - We take academic rigor seriously, which is why all lead teachers work in departments for all grades (5-8), enabling teachers to maximize focus on specific content areas. Teachers in 5th grade specialize in ELA/Humanities, Math/Science, or Enrichment. To see how it works, view our daily schedule.
Competitive Salary and Flexible Benefits - All employees receive a highly competitive salary and healthcare benefits. Through our generous 403(b) program, your retirement contributions are matched by Valiente - and you control your investments and benefits regardless of whether you stay in California classrooms for 2 years or more than 20.
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