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Leadership Public Schools Environmental Science Teacher - SY 2021-22 in Oakland, California

Leadership Public Schools ( is seeking applicants for an Environmental Science Teacher at our Oakland ( campus.

About Our Organization:Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of urban charter high schools whose mission is to create educational equity. We empower students for college, career, and community leadership and share our practices on a national scale. LPS has been recognized for closing the achievement gap and fostering a culture of innovation.LPS values the role teachers play in supporting student achievement and personal development. Our staff value collaboration, celebrate diversity in perspective and background, take risks, and show flexibility to continuously grow.

We are seeking a Teacher who believes:

  • all students can learn at high levels

  • all students deserve an education that prepares them for college, career and community leadership

  • schools play a vital role in promoting social justice and disrupting patterns of inequity

    We are seeking a Teacher who has demonstrated:

  • a commitment to working with the communities we serve

  • an expertise and an enthusiasm to work with young people

  • reflection and growth after struggle, failure and/or feedback

  • powerful collaboration within a team

    Department: Teaching and Learning

    Classification : Certificated Non-Management

    Work Year/Hours: 11 months, 8 hours per day or duty days/hours as assigned/190 days

    Reports to: Principal or Assigned Administrator

    FLSA: Exempt

    Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

    Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

  • urban high school experience preferred

Licensing and Other Requirements

  • Valid Single Subject Teaching Credential with EL Authorization

  • Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance

  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish highly desired

Knowledge of:

  • Culturally-responsive pedagogy

  • California standards, curriculum frameworks and current research-based practices and trends related to work scope

Skills and Ability to:

  • Motivate, inspire and engage students

  • Support, monitor and evaluate instructional program effectiveness

  • Use and analyze data to accelerate student achievement

  • Guide students to analyze and improve their study methods and habits

  • Implement collaborative and team building processes

  • Facilitate dissent and conduct difficult and constructive conversations effectively

  • Provide timely and actionable feedback

  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Work effectively across diverse communities

  • Manage various projects and/or demands demonstrating flexibility and effective time-management skills

Working Conditions:


  • Instructional environment which includes indoor and outdoor activities

Physical Demands

  • Mental acuity

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard

  • Hearing and speaking to communicate

  • Seeing to observe and read materials

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time

  • Pulling, pushing, lifting and/or carrying instructional materials and equipment

Compensation:Compensation is competitive commensurate with experience and education. We offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Choice of Kaiser or United health care plans

  • Vision and dental coverage

  • Disability and life insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care

  • STRS

  • Voluntary benefits: Aflac, Commuter Checks, LifeLock

Why We Work at LPS: LPS is driven by a deep respect for our teachers and staff, and a commitment to the professionalization of teaching. We embrace collaboration, risk-taking, and flexibility in order to improve instruction and student learning.


Please send any questions related to this position to Lina Andersen ( , Coordinator of HR and Teacher Pathways.

Leadership Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

Leadership Public Schools prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, parental, family, or marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex (sexual harassment), or sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the network webpage at

For inquiries or concerns regarding LPS nondiscrimination policy or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:

Chris Harrell, Director of Student Services, Title IX Coordinator99 Linden StreetOakland, CA 94607email: charrell@leadps.orgPhone: 510-830-3780 x115

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