“The most important factor in determining whether a school is a setting in which children grow and learn is whether the school is a setting in which adults grow and learn.” – Thomas Hoerr, School Leadership for the Future
One of the most exceptional aspects of Gillispie School is our teaching staff. These dedicated employees are the lifeblood of the Gillispie Experience, and Gillispie and its community invests heavily in recruiting, retaining, and enriching these extraordinary individuals through the Gillispie School Endowment for Excellence in Teaching. In 2009, an anonymous donor family seeded the Endowment with a gift of $1.5 million, and offered a challenge grant to match the gifts and pledges of our community for an additional $1.5 million. With great enthusiasm, our community met the challenge, and in 2011, the Endowment for Excellence in Teaching was established with a total of $4.5 million.
The Endowment’s purpose is to retain and secure the best teachers, while creating a culture that makes excellence in teaching a top priority of the School. Eighty percent of the interest garnered from the corpus of the funds is used each year toward supplementing salaries or providing discretionary funds for outstanding work, while approximately 20% is designated for professional growth opportunities.
To date, the Gillispie School Endowment of Excellence in Teaching has paid out over $1.125 million to our faculty.
We are seeking a full-time educator that has a deep respect for children and is committed to life-long learning. Elementary educators at Gillispie School teach in a nurturing environment. Our elementary academic program is enriched by inquiry and social-emotional support that helps children grow to be inquisitive, reflective, and critical thinkers. Both student-driven and teacher-guided subject matter come alive, as children build foundational skills and construct meaning through a wide variety of hands-on explorations, real-world experiences, and well-researched programs.
Minimum qualifications include:
Please reply with a letter of interest, resume, and references. Address in your letter your experience with constructivist approaches and programmatic literacy and math development strategies.
We hire constructivist educators that have a deep respect for children and are committed to their own life-long learning. Educators at Gillispie School team teach in nurturing environments, which meet the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of children.
Minimum qualifications include:
*Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
*At least two years teaching experience in an elementary classroom, preferably with a social constructivist, inquiry-based environment
*Familiarity with project-based approaches
*Ability to collaborate well with other teachers and administrators
Duties and Expectations include:
Gillispie School, an independent, coeducational day school located in downtown La Jolla, enrolling students from age two through Grade Six, is hiring an Accounting Associate. This full-time position enjoys a year-round schedule of duties and is effective immediately. The successful candidate will be a team player who enjoys working with various constituent groups in advancing the mission and goals of Gillispie.
The Accounting Associate is an essential member of the Business Office team who reports to the Director of Finance & Business Operations and is part of a three-person team. Job responsibilities include gathering, preparing, reconciling, and analyzing data during the month in preparation for producing monthly financial statements. The Accounting Associate works primarily with the details of daily and monthly transactions; assists in the preparation and distribution of financial statements by the month’s end; and ensures that all deliverables comply with regulatory GAAP and FASB professional standards.
Examples of Essential Duties:
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Please reply with a letter of interest and resume to Carol Baranowski, Director of Finance & Business Operations, [email protected]; no calls, please.
Please submit a résumé, references, and letter of interest to Assistant Head of School, Jon Bluestein, at [email protected] unless the position you are applying for indicates another administrator to submit your application to. No phone calls, please.
In accordance with the requirements set forth in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Gillispie School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, pregnancy status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, hiring, and other school-administered programs.