Woodland School is seeking an Extended Day Associate Teacher for a part-time position. The extended day program is a safe, fun, and inclusive space for our preschool through 8th-grade students. A blend of enrichment classes and self-directed activities allows students to interact with wildcats across grade levels. A heavy focus is placed on developing social-emotional skills.
Enrichment classes include but are not limited to athletic activities, arts and crafts, cooking, carpentry, technology, and music classes led by both external organizations and Woodland teachers. The after-school enrichment program strives to support the school day program in fostering a love of learning by exposing students to a variety of disciplines.
Located just west of Stanford University, Woodland is an independent day school that offers a joyful approach to learning in a diverse, respectful, and inclusive environment for approximately 300 students in early childhood through eighth grade. There are two sections of each grade level K- 8 with class sizes that average between 14-18 students.
Woodland School specializes in education that inspires students by nurturing each individual’s voice, intellect, and character. With rich content and an emphasis on inquiry-based and student-driven projects, students are empowered and encouraged to be active and engaged learners. Our students’ innate sense of wonder is the foundation of learning at Woodland School. Teachers craft meaningful, multi-sensory learning experiences that enable creativity, ingenuity, and deep interdisciplinary connections. Students explore and develop complex understandings that engender a sense of self and purpose in the world.
Woodland School’s faculty create a school environment that is as supportive and nurturing as it is challenging, and they embody the core values of the school—respect, integrity, curiosity, resilience, equity, and stewardship. Our teachers are themselves, learners, constantly searching for ways to improve their practice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide student supervision and circulate among extended day program spaces.
Actively engage with students during program hours, including assisting students with homework, supervising playtime, and supporting creative projects.
Provide leadership, energy, and spirit for students, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual students.
Set up and clean activities each afternoon.
Maintain a channel of communication with parents, teachers, and administrators.
Assist with maintaining registration, enrollment, and payment records.
Assist with the management of logistical needs and supplies for the extended day program.
Document medical incidents.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or similar field preferred
Experience working with elementary-age children
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all constituents.
Strong classroom management and organizational skills
Commitment to educational programming for children
Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
Demonstrated professional behavior, including discretion, judgment, and integrity.
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check, LiveScan fingerprinting, and TB screening.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The position can be physically demanding. Reasonable accommodations may be made if requested in advance.
About Woodland School
Woodland School is a 290 student preschool through grade 8 independent school located in the beautiful hills of Portola Valley just west of Stanford University. Woodland offers a balanced approach to learning in a diverse and inclusive environment. Woodland benefits from an open and wooded campus that provides children room to breathe, space to play, and freedom to explore the environment around them — all beneficial to their social, emotional, and cognitive growth.