Opportunities

        • Substitute Teaching Positions 
        • Full Time Upper School Mandarin Educator
        • Full Time Upper School Humanities Educator
        • Full Time Upper School Math Educator
        • Full Time Upper School Science Educator

 

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Tesseract School History and Mission

Originally founded in 1988, Tesseract School has become an extraordinary non-profit, independent private school that spans two campuses and gives 420 students from pre-school through 12th grade the essential skills, knowledge, and perspective to be successful in college and in life.   The opening of the Middle and Upper School campus (Shea) and the founding of the Upper School in the fall of 2008 have raised the profile of the School in the community creating more interest in the Valley (evidenced by 40% increase in enrollment since 2008). The graduation of the School’s first senior class in June 2012 accompanied by the first college placement results, the upcoming celebration of the School’s 25th year and receiving accreditation and membership in the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest have further enhanced the School’s reputation.

What is a Tesseract and where does the name derive? By definition, geometric terms interpret a Tesseract as an eight-cell or regular octachronon or cubic prism; it is also the four-dimensional analog of the cube (the Tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the square). In 1962, Madeleine L’Engle elaborated on the tesseract in her book, A Wrinkle in Time where the main character breaks from conformity.  At Tesseract School, students are encouraged to express individualism and, as a student-centered school, our students are empowered and encouraged through respect and positive reinforcement.

Tesseract understands that if our students see the value and importance of their education – and are encouraged to explore their interests and passions – they will take greater ownership of their learning. Tesseract recognizes that linear and analytical thinking continue to be essential, but the School also believes the realities and demands of the 21st Century require students to be creative, critical thinkers and communicators who know how to synthesize the knowledge at their fingertips and collaborate with others.  Furthermore, by exposing the students to diverse cultures, the digitalization of information, and issues such as social and environmental responsibility, students graduate from Tesseract with a broad understanding of their role in the interdependent, and interconnected local and world community in which they will lead their lives.

 

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Substitute Teaching Positions Available

Job Description:

Tesseract School, a premier private school in Paradise Valley, AZ, is now accepting resumes for certified substitute teachers.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree, have a fingerprint clearance card, a teaching certificate or substitute teaching certificate, CPR certification, have a passion for working with children, be a collaborator and communicate effectively with both parents and children.

Please submit a resume to Stacie Dobrichovsky at sdobrichovsky@tesseractschool.org for consideration. 

No phone calls please!

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Full Time Upper School Mandarin Educator

Overview:

Originally founded in 1988, Tesseract School has become an extraordinary non-profit, independent private school that spans two campuses and gives more than 400 students from pre-school through 12th Grade the essential skills, knowledge, and perspective to be successful in college and in life. The opening of the Shea campus in the fall of 2008 and the founding of the Upper School have raised the profile of the School in the community creating more interest in the Valley. The graduation of the School’s first senior class in June 2012 accompanied by the first college placement results, the celebration of the School’s 25th year and receiving accreditation and membership in the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest have further enhanced the School’s reputation.

Tesseract’s small class sizes and innovative teaching methods help us achieve our school’s mission of preparing students to ‘excel in college and beyond, lead lives of purpose, and become ethical and compassionate citizens with a global perspective.’ Tesseract students tend to be academically focused, polite, curious, and happy. Our upper school programs emphasize challenging academics with a focus on hands-on experiences, community involvement, student empowerment, and global interactions. A unique trait of our program is an emphasis on extending learning beyond the classroom.

In keeping with our school’s belief that students learn best when they are engaged and active, our classes offer opportunities for students to take ownership of their own education. Overall, our program is highly collaborative in nature, interdisciplinary, and designed to cultivate intrinsic learning. 

 Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a certified teacher with extensive experience and training in Mandarin instruction. The primary responsibilities will include teaching Chinese language classes to high school students from level 1 (Beginner) through level 4 (Advanced Intermediate). The ideal candidate will also have the opportunity to expand the Chinese language program into the Middle and Elementary School.

  • Demonstrated passion and experience for teaching Mandarin, including the ability to write and teach Simplified Chinese characters (简体字).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chinese language (advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum two years teaching a range of Mandarin courses in a high school setting, independent school experience preferred
  • Native speakers must have a good command of the English language and be familiar with American culture and teaching methodology
  • A track record of connecting to and inspiring upper school students
  • Established experience in creating hands-on, project-based learning and inquiry-based curricula
  • Proven team player, excited to collaborate in creation of curriculum, and capable of applying the best practices in education
  • Excellent organizational and classroom management skills
  • A twenty first-century orientation, valuing the importance of international connection, technological sophistication and environmental stewardship
  • Demonstrated experience with differentiated instruction
  • Flexible mindset to adapt to changing circumstances associated with scheduling, etc.
  • High school coaching experience is a plus as is experience with student activities
  • A demonstrated commitment to continued learning and professional growth

 Compensation:

The school provides exceptional support for professional growth and collaboration by setting aside two hours each work week for educator collaboration and planning. In addition to these benefits, Tesseract also provides:

  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Generous stipends for professional development

Please submit a resume to Krista Demetrulias at kdemetrulias@tesseractschool.org for consideration. 

No phone calls please!

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Full Time Upper School Humanities Educator

Overview:

Originally founded in 1988, Tesseract School has become an extraordinary non-profit, independent private school that spans two campuses and gives more than 400 students from pre-school through 12th Grade the essential skills, knowledge, and perspective to be successful in college and in life. The opening of the Shea campus in the fall of 2008 and the founding of the Upper School have raised the profile of the School in the community creating more interest in the Valley. The graduation of the School’s first senior class in June 2012 accompanied by the first college placement results, the celebration of the School’s 25th year and receiving accreditation and membership in the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest have further enhanced the School’s reputation.

Tesseract’s small class sizes and innovative teaching methods help us achieve our school’s mission of preparing students to ‘excel in college and beyond, lead lives of purpose, and become ethical and compassionate citizens with a global perspective.’ Tesseract students tend to be academically focused, polite, curious, and happy. Our upper school programs emphasize challenging academics with a focus on hands-on experiences, community involvement, student empowerment, and global interactions. A unique trait of our program is an emphasis on extending learning beyond the classroom.

In keeping with our school’s belief that students learn best when they are engaged and active, our classes offer opportunities for students to take ownership of their own education. Overall, our program is highly collaborative in nature, interdisciplinary, and designed to cultivate intrinsic learning. 

 Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a certified Humanities instructor with extensive classroom experience and a familiarity with program development. Additionally, the candidate must embrace a global vision and have a background in curriculum development. The primary responsibilities will include teaching 2 sections of Senior English, teaching 2 upper level electives per semester, and managing and growing programs related to the senior year experience. In addition to having a passion for working with upper school children, the candidate will also be a strong collaborator.

  • Demonstrated passion and experience for teaching humanities instruction
  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, English or History (advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum five years teaching a range of upper level humanities courses in a high school setting, independent school experience preferred
  • A track record of connecting to and inspiring highly motivated students as well as students with a wide range of learning abilities
  • Established experience in creating hands-on, project-based learning and inquiry-based curricula
  • Proven team player, excited to collaborate in creation of curriculum, and capable of applying the best practices in education
  • Excellent organizational and classroom management skills
  • A twenty first-century orientation, valuing the importance of international connection, technological sophistication and environmental stewardship
  • Ability to integrate technology into curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience with differentiated instruction
  • Flexible mindset to adapt to changing circumstances associated with scheduling, etc.
  • High school coaching experience is a plus as is experience with student activities
  • A demonstrated commitment to continued learning and professional growth

Compensation:

The school provides exceptional support for professional growth and collaboration by setting aside two hours each work week for educator collaboration and planning. In addition to these benefits, Tesseract also provides:

  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Generous stipends for professional development

Please submit a resume to Krista Demetrulias at kdemetrulias@tesseractschool.org for consideration. 

No phone calls please!

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Full Time Upper School Math Educator

Overview:

Originally founded in 1988, Tesseract School has become an extraordinary non-profit, independent private school that spans two campuses and gives more than 400 students from pre-school through 12th Grade the essential skills, knowledge, and perspective to be successful in college and in life. The opening of the Shea campus in the fall of 2008 and the founding of the Upper School have raised the profile of the School in the community creating more interest in the Valley. The graduation of the School’s first senior class in June 2012 accompanied by the first college placement results, the celebration of the School’s 25th year and receiving accreditation and membership in the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest have further enhanced the School’s reputation.

Tesseract’s small class sizes and innovative teaching methods help us achieve our school’s mission of preparing students to ‘excel in college and beyond, lead lives of purpose, and become ethical and compassionate citizens with a global perspective.’ Tesseract students tend to be academically focused, polite, curious, and happy. Our upper school programs emphasize challenging academics with a focus on hands-on experiences, community involvement, student empowerment, and global interactions. A unique trait of our program is an emphasis on extending learning beyond the classroom.

In keeping with our school’s belief that students learn best when they are engaged and active, our classes offer opportunities for students to take ownership of their own education. Overall, our program is highly collaborative in nature, interdisciplinary, and designed to cultivate intrinsic learning. 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a certified teacher with extensive experience and training in math instruction, from Algebra I through AP Calculus.  In addition to having a passion for working with upper school children, the candidate will also be a strong collaborator.

  • Demonstrated passion and experience for teaching mathematics instruction
  • Bachelor’s degree in math (advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum five years teaching a range of upper level math courses in a high school setting, independent school experience preferred
  • A track record of connecting to and inspiring highly motivated students as well as students with a wide range of learning abilities
  • Established experience in creating hands-on, project-based learning and inquiry-based curricula
  • Proven team player, excited to collaborate in creation of curriculum, and capable of applying the best practices in education
  • Excellent organizational and classroom management skills
  • A twenty first-century orientation, valuing the importance of international connection, technological sophistication and environmental stewardship
  • Ability to integrate technology into curriculum through the use of graphing calculators, Microsoft Excel, and Geometer’s Sketchpad
  • Demonstrated experience with differentiated instruction
  • Flexible mindset to adapt to changing circumstances associated with scheduling, etc.
  • High school coaching experience is a plus as is experience with student activities
  • A demonstrated commitment to continued learning and professional growth

 Compensation:

The school provides exceptional support for professional growth and collaboration by setting aside two hours each work week for educator collaboration and planning. In addition to these benefits, Tesseract also provides:

  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Generous stipends for professional development

Please submit a resume to Krista Demetrulias at kdemetrulias@tesseractschool.org for consideration. 

No phone calls please!

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Full Time Upper School Science Educator

Overview:

Originally founded in 1988, Tesseract School has become an extraordinary non-profit, independent private school that spans two campuses and gives more than 400 students from pre-school through 12th Grade the essential skills, knowledge, and perspective to be successful in college and in life. The opening of the Shea campus in the fall of 2008 and the founding of the Upper School have raised the profile of the School in the community creating more interest in the Valley. The graduation of the School’s first senior class in June 2012 accompanied by the first college placement results, the celebration of the School’s 25th year and receiving accreditation and membership in the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest have further enhanced the School’s reputation.

Tesseract’s small class sizes and innovative teaching methods help us achieve our school’s mission of preparing students to ‘excel in college and beyond, lead lives of purpose, and become ethical and compassionate citizens with a global perspective.’ Tesseract students tend to be academically focused, polite, curious, and happy. Our upper school programs emphasize challenging academics with a focus on hands-on experiences, community involvement, student empowerment, and global interactions. A unique trait of our program is an emphasis on extending learning beyond the classroom.

In keeping with our school’s belief that students learn best when they are engaged and active, our classes offer opportunities for students to take ownership of their own education. Overall, our program is highly collaborative in nature, interdisciplinary, and designed to cultivate intrinsic learning. 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a certified teacher with extensive experience and training in science instruction. The primary responsibilities will include teaching in two sections of a core course (Physics or Biology), as well as two electives. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for working with upper school children and be a strong collaborator.

  • Demonstrated passion and experience for teaching science
  • Bachelor’s degree in science (advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum five years teaching a range of science courses in a high school setting, independent school experience preferred
  • A track record of connecting to and inspiring upper school students
  • Established experience in creating hands-on, project-based learning and inquiry-based curricula
  • Proven team player, excited to collaborate in creation of curriculum, and capable of applying the best practices in education
  • Excellent organizational and classroom management skills
  • A twenty first-century orientation, valuing the importance of international connection, technological sophistication and environmental stewardship
  • Demonstrated experience with differentiated instruction
  • Flexible mindset to adapt to changing circumstances associated with scheduling, etc.
  • High school coaching experience is a plus as is experience with student activities
  • A demonstrated commitment to continued learning and professional growth

Compensation:

The school provides exceptional support for professional growth and collaboration by setting aside two hours each work week for educator collaboration and planning. In addition to these benefits, Tesseract also provides:

  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Generous stipends for professional development

Please submit a resume to Krista Demetrulias at kdemetrulias@tesseractschool.org for consideration. 

No phone calls please!