Now Hiring!

Oakland International High School is now hiring teachers in the following areas for the 2009-2010 school year:

- Math

- English
- Science
- Social Studies

About Oakland International High School
OIHS is a new public high school in the Oakland Unified School District. It opened its doors in August of 2007 with an initial class of 100 9th grade students, all English language learners. Collectively our students speak 25 different languages and come from all parts of the globe: China, Mongolia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Ghana, Gabon, Congo, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico …

Each year for the next 2 years, 100 students will be added to the student body until OIHS reaches capacity at 400 students. All students who enter OIHS must have immigrated to the US within the last four years. The mission of the school is for students to master the reading, writing, and speaking of English in preparation for college. OIHS is a part of the Internationals Network for Public Schools.

About the Internationals Network for Public Schools
Internationals Network for Public Schools (Internationals) is a network of innovative public high schools. Our mission is to provide quality education for recently arrived immigrant students by providing rigorous education in small, public high schools based on the Internationals Approach, our model for developing outstanding schools for immigrant students. Our schools are called International High Schools to reflect the multicultural backgrounds of the students. The first International High School was founded in 1985 in, Queens, New York, and as of fall 2007, there will be eleven International High Schools throughout New York City and Oakland. Using an innovative educational approach that is built on twenty years of school-based success, the International High Schools have become a model for how to educate English Language Learners (ELLs) as well as how to create effective small schools. As the demand for quality public education for immigrants continues to grow, Internationals will be working to develop more schools to serve more students not only in New York City but also elsewhere in the country. For more information about Internationals, you may visit

Duties and Responsibilities
Because teacher roles in small schools are varied and complex, first priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their resume and cover letter experience and willingness to become involved in these essential aspects:
- Incorporating English language development (listening, speaking, writing and reading) across all content area classes (math, science, PE etc.)
- Working in a heterogeneous, non-tracked environment
- Developing and implementing standards-driven, interdisciplinary, project-based curricula incorporating ESL methodologies and multiple opportunities for language development in their subject area
- Collaborating in an interdisciplinary planning and teaching team
- Serving as a faculty advisor to a small multi-grade advisory group of students throughout their stay in the school
- Developing a strong relationship with students’ families through conferences, phone calls and home visits.
- Participating in regular faculty development, reflective practice, and peer coaching during the school year and during summer curriculum retreats
- Practicing an open-door policy and developing best practice teaching with transparent methodology to enable future teachers to learn their craft in all subjects
- Maintain a physically and emotionally safe classroom
- Actively address issues of racism, homophobia, sexism and teasing

- Evidence of capacity and willingness to carry out the above duties and responsibilities, including teaching another subject area, elective, and/or advisory
- Experienced CA licensed certified teachers in appropriate subject areas.
- Willingness to commit to the school’s mission and educational philosophy
- Experience working with a heterogeneous English language learner population
- Demonstrated ability to plan lessons that incorporate a wide range of instructional strategies including: interdisciplinary, project-based, ESL methodologies, and cooperative learning
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers to design and implement curriculum
- Demonstrated respect for immigrant rights and a willingness to act as an advocate
- Has had experience living, working or studying abroad or demonstrates some cross cultural experience
- Preferred proficiency in a language other than English

To Apply
Oakland International HS is committed to teacher quality and exemplary instruction. If you would like to apply for a teaching position, please email a cover letter and resume to the principal, Carmelita Reyes at

4521 Webster St. Oakland, CA 94609 | (510) 597-4287 | fax: (510) 597-4292