Our School Culture
Bertrand D Hsu American & Chinese Bicultural Academy is an innovative new school with a very different culture than a traditional private or public school. Our founder and executives come from entrepreneurial private sector backgrounds and operate the school with a customer centric, results oriented and entrepreneurial approach.
Student, Family & Community Focused
We treat our students and families as customers. That means we respect them, listen to them, and do everything in our power to deliver the best educational service to them and make their interactions with our school and teachers easy and pleasant so that we keep them as customers. Analogously, administrators treat teachers as customers and provide the best support as possible so that teachers can do the best job they can for students. And as a community hub, we treat community members as customers too and strive to deliver the best service to everyone in our community.
We are results focused, meaning that everything we do should lead to students learning and growing. We measure our success by student outcomes which include but are not limited to:
% on grade level in Reading & Math
% above grade level in Reading & Math
Individual progress made within a semester and year
Other objective metrics
Our staff compensation model includes components tied to student outcomes.
Innovative, Collaborative & Agile
We are an innovative school because we use different pedagogies in our teaching, compensate our teachers differently, and offer flexible and results oriented working arrangements. We build in daily preparation time for all of our teachers. We build in collaboration time for our teachers and expect them to work, learn and grow together. We provide regular professional development for our teachers and mentorship from veteran educators. We monitor the results of our decisions and efforts on a timely basis, and if we are not satisfied, we find the root causes and modify our approach. That's what it means to be agile.
If you want to work in an exciting, innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment where you not only grow as a professional and as a person but also help build a new kind of school, come join us!
We Offer Teachers
Students committed to learning
Parents committed to supporting students’ learning
Supportive and collaborative classroom and school environments (daily & weekly planning meetings, twice yearly retreat for reflection & team bonding, etc.)
Continuous professional development
Mentorship by veteran educators
Optional year-round employment
Competitive market rate compensation package
Priority acceptance & reduced tuition for children
Flexible work arrangements (job sharing, flexible schedule, etc.)
Bilingual & bicultural learning and teaching environment
The chance to truly make a difference in students’ lives!
Current Job Openings
All teaching positions are full-time, exempt and report to the Head of School.
Bert Hsu Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, disability or other protected class status under any applicable laws. Employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.
Homeroom Teacher (Elementary School)
Our elementary school Homeroom (HR) Teacher will teach English and Math and follow the same class of students through all the years of elementary school (K-4). That means each year, the HR Teacher will be teaching different grade level curriculum to the same class of students. The teacher will be expected to teach students of varying proficiency levels of English as some may be new immigrant students who do not speak much English while others are native English speakers. There will be preparation time each day as other subject teachers are teaching the students Chinese, PE/Art/Music/etc. There will be additional weekly preparation time as students are taken out for field trips.
Homeroom Teacher (Middle School)
Our middle school Homeroom (HR) Teacher will teach English and Social Studies and follow the same class of students through all the years of middle school (5-8). That means each year, the HR Teacher will be teaching different grade level curriculum to the same class of students. The teacher will be expected to teach students of varying proficiency levels of English as some may be new immigrant students who do not speak much English while others are native English speakers. There will be preparation time each day as other subject teachers are teaching the students Math, Science, Chinese, PE/Art/Music/etc. There will be additional monthly preparation time as students are taken out for field trips.
Chinese Teacher (Elementary & Middle School)
Our Chinese language teacher will need to teach Mandarin with Pinyin and simplified Chinese characters in elementary school and Cantonese and traditional Chinese characters in middle school. The teacher will be expected to teach students of varying proficiency levels of Chinese as some new immigrant students may be completely fluent and literate while others can understand and speak but not read or write while others are completely new to the language. In addition, Chinese language classes will need to include the study of Chinese culture including but not limited to classical literature (Three Kingdoms, Journey to the West, etc.) and Chinese philosophies of Daoism and Confucianism.
Math Teacher (Middle School)
Our middle school Math Teacher will be expected to use differentiated instruction to ensure that all middle school students learn math content through Algebra I by the end of 8th grade. There may be a need to collaborate with the middle school Science Teacher to cover some subjects such as physics. There will be monthly field trips that can be used to bring classroom learning alive for students, and the teacher needs to leverage those opportunities.
Science Teacher (Middle School)
Our middle school Science Teacher will be expected to teach Earth Science, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences to all middle schoolers in grades 5-8 using primarily a project based learning approach. There will be monthly field trips that can be used to bring classroom learning alive for students, and the teacher needs to leverage those opportunities.
If interested in any of the above positions, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org