We are in search of an efficient, organized, friendly multi-tasker at our burgeoning school. We are an enthusiastic crew with a lot to do! Successful applicants may start as late as Fall 2021, though an earlier start date would be preferred in order to set up the appropriate systems prior to the beginning of the school year. Competitive salary and full benefits available.
Tessellations is a blossoming progressive K-8 non-profit school for gifted learners based in Cupertino, CA. Our mission is to provide challenging experiential education that recognizes and nurtures the individual strengths of gifted learners, empowering them to confidently express who they are and pursue a meaningful life. At Tessellations, community is a core value, as it is the reason our small and mighty school was able to form and thrive despite the global pandemic. Our team consists of passionate, qualified and dedicated staff from diverse backgrounds and includes a nationally renowned gifted expert. After an extremely successful launch and first year, we are gearing up to enter our second year with an expanded team.
For the 2021-2022 school year, we will be approximately 110 students, 25 full-time staff, and multiple part-time staff. We will be moving on-campus for the first time, having spent this entire year remote. Our campus consists of both a Main Campus and a Nature Campus - students will spend the majority of a full day every week on the Nature Campus.
You will be helping our school build upon a phenomenal first year as we continue our mission to deliver a rich, immersive learning experience. You will be heard, respected, and celebrated for your talents and efforts. You will work with students who love to learn, engaged parents who are grateful for your work, and supportive colleagues that will help bring out your best.
Develop and implement a strategic vision for school technology that is aligned to the school’s mission, values, culture, and educational needs.
Work with school administrators and faculty to design, implement, and maintain the technology systems and requirements for the school (includes wireless network, laptops, tablets, smart screens, cameras, printers, local intercom system, phones etc.).
Manage and maintain the school’s hardware and keep accurate records of technological assets and inventory.
Manage the structure of the domain and maintain its security and integrity, including user management, filters for student access, system backups, system integrity checks, protection against computer viruses, emergency procedures in the event of power failures or major system/network failures.
Research and evaluate new ways to enhance teaching and learning, promote innovation, and foster purposeful, meaningful, and creative integration of technology.
Support potential remote, hybrid, and blended learning needs, transitions, and initiatives.
Provide support for educational technology devices and systems to staff and students as necessary and appropriate
Assist with training and professional development experiences for faculty and staff in areas of digital systems, technology integration, best practices, etc.
Assist with purchasing technology (hardware and software) as appropriate
Maintain and foster a safe and supportive environment where all students are heard, respected, and engaged
Perform other duties as needed and assigned
An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities of an independent school operating across different campuses.
Proficiency with educational technology platforms and tools, Apple hardware, Mac OS and iOS software, G Suite for Education, and Chromebooks.
Experience with networking
Experience designing and maintaining efficient processes
Ability to work independently and within a team
Effective verbal and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Adherence to the highest level of professionalism by demonstrating honesty, integrity, and maturity
Passing a criminal background check upon hire
Prior experience working at a school
Skills or other experience that would allow you to take on additional responsibilities (bookkeeping, math specialist, able to teach an interesting once/week elective)
Tessellations, an independent, progressive school tailored for gifted students, was created in 2020 by a group of like-minded parents and educators dedicated to serving the needs of the whole child.
Anne Beneventi, a nationally recognized gifted specialist and visionary educator, leads Tessellations with the heartfelt, enthusiastic support of the entire staff and parent community. All our talented, dedicated staff specialize in and have deep experience educating gifted children.
Our staff built Tessellations’ curriculum from the ground up, optimizing it for gifted distance learning this fall. Our outstanding teachers are doing a tremendous job of keeping their classes engaged, strongly facilitated by our intentionally low student-teacher ratio of less than 6:1. We look forward to meeting in person when the pandemic allows, starting in small groups outdoors in the second semester if we deem it to be safe. In the fall of 2021, we will expand to include grades K-8 and will begin classes in our new campus in Cupertino, CA.