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Lower School Campus

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  • Art Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy
    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for an Art teacher at the Lower School campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Responsibilities
    Strong candidates will be creative, enthusiastic and talented art teacher who can inspire students in the classroom and teach them to study and create art in the digital age.  Responsible for many students’ first experience with creating and analyzing visual arts, strong candidates will have a proven track record of:
    •     Guiding students to construct works of art using various media
    •     Teaching students about cultural innovations and influences on modern art and art theory
    •     Helping students develop aesthetic awareness
    •     Developing appropriate instructional strategies given the age, outcomes and curriculum expectations
    •     Addressing individual student needs for success
    •     Enthusiastically participating in collaborative co-curricular and extracurricular interactions
    •     Supporting the mission and vision of the school in grade specific and whole school activities
    •     Praising students in meaningful ways related to their academic development and achievements
    •     Strong classroom management skills

    Ideal candidates will hold a degree in Art or other demonstration of mastery of a select art medium, and appropriate teaching certification. At least three years of relevant teaching experience preferred. A focus in elementary education is also strongly preferred. Interested candidates should e-mail Tova Silberman at lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org

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  • General Studies Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy
    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a General Studies teacher at the Lower School campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Responsibilities
    Strong candidates will be certified and have demonstrated success in teaching elementary aged students.  Candidates should possess excellent communication, organization and classroom management skills, and be collaborative and team- oriented.  A commitment to customer service and parent partnership is expected. Experience integrating technology in the classroom along with the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners is required.

    Qualifications
    •     At least three years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    •     M.A. and/or certification preferred
    •     Computer proficient
    •     Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    •     Strong classroom management skills
    •     Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
    •     Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
    •     Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org.
  • Hebrew/Judaic Studies Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy
    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Hebrew/Judaic Studies teacher at the Lower School campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Responsibilities
    Candidates should have experience and demonstrate a passion for elementary school education. Qualified candidates will be masterful educators, adept at teaching Hebrew as a second language, exhibit a deep knowledge of Hebrew language and culture, have experience in differentiating instruction, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

    Qualifications
    •     Fluent in Hebrew
    •     Experience in teaching Hebrew language
    •     Experience with TaL Am preferred
    •     Computer Proficient
    •     Familiar with Day School education procedures
    •     Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    •     Bachelor’s degree required
    •     Teaching credentials from an accredited institution (North America or Israel) preferred
    •     Strong classroom management skills
    •     Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
    •     Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
    •     Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to jobs@goldaochacademy.org
  • Mathematics Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy
    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression.

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Mathematics teacher to teach at the Lower School campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in elementary school classes, the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school community. Candidates should have experience integrating technology in the classroom and the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners.

    Qualifications
    •     Master’s degree preferred
    •     Computer proficient
    •     Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    •     Strong classroom management skills
    •     Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
    •     Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
    •     Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org.
  • Aftercare Position

    We are currently seeking someone to provide Aftercare on Wednesdays from 3:15-6:00 in the Lower School.
     
    The Aftercare teacher would be responsible for helping with homework, general supervision of students in the classroom and on the playground/gym. Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed. 
     
    If you are interested please email jmccormick-anesh@goldaochacademy.org or call 973-232-8749
  • Hebrew/Judaic Studies Long Term and Short Term Substitute Teachers

    The Golda Och Academy Lower School Campus is seeking certified Hebrew and Judaic Studies long term and short term substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Applicants must be fluent in Hebrew, computer proficient and familiar with Day School education procedures. Experience with Tal Am preferred.  Applicants should be collaborative, creative, engaging, experienced and committed to differentiated instruction.  This position requires attendance on campus Monday – Friday.  Interested candidates should e-mail Tova Silberman at lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org

Upper School Campus

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  • High School Jewish Studies Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 

    Position

    Golda Och Academy Upper School seeks a creative, passionate Jewish Studies teacher to join our team for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate combines a degree in Jewish Studies, with an out-of-the-box vision on how to inspire students to engage with Jewish ideas and values through Jewish text. Experience with teaching a variety of learners and using technology as a purposeful tool is a plus. The ideal candidate will also bring energy and creativity to our Tefilah program.

    Responsibilities

    • Teaching Judaic Studies in the High School
    • Developing curriculum for electives in Jewish studies
    • Facilitating Tefilah and Tefilah Education

    Qualifications

    • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • Citizenship, residency,  or work VISA in the United States required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Jewish Education and/or Judaic Studies

    Job Categories

    • In Class teacher
    • High School
    • Jewish Day school

    Contact Information

    Please send a cover letter and resume to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org
     

    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • High School Language Arts Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a full-time high school language arts teacher to teach a range of courses in high school beginning in the Fall of 2021.

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in teaching high school, the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school community. Candidates should have experience integrating technology in the classroom and the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners. Ideal candidates will hold an M.A. and/or certification. Experience teaching AP coursework is preferred.

    Qualifications

    • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • AP Literature experience preferred
    • M.A. and/or certification preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States required

    Job Categories

    • In Class teacher
    • High School
    • Language Arts/Social Studies 

    Job Type

    • Full Time

    Contact Information

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org 


    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • High School Mathematics Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 525 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a High School Mathematics teacher to teach a range of math courses at the Upper School campus for the 2021-22 school year. 

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in teaching high school classes, the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school community. Candidates should have experience integrating technology in the classroom and the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners.

    Qualifications

    • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • M.A. and/or certification preferred
    • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States required
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    • Strong classroom management skills
    • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues

    To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org


    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
     
  • Lower School STEM Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is currently seeking a dynamic Lower School STEM Teacher for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

    Responsibilities

    This individual will work collaboratively with the Lower School STEM team and the Director of STEM Education to enhance the curriculum and provide rich experiential opportunities for students. This work will include:
    • Partnering with the STEM team to re-envision the existing science and technology curricula to promote student-centered pedagogy and align with the Next-Generation Science Standards
    • Collaborating with General Studies and/or Judaic Studies to integrate STEM education across the upper elementary grades
    • Creating lunchtime and/or after-school STEM enrichment opportunities for students

    Qualifications

    • At least 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • Degree in elementary education
    • Relevant STEM experience with elementary school students
    • M.A. and/or certification preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Job Categories

    • In Class teacher
    • Lower School
    • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

    Contact Information

    Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org

    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • Middle School Jewish Studies Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 

    Position

    Golda Och Academy Upper School seeks a creative, passionate Jewish Studies teacher to join our team for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate combines a degree in Jewish Studies, with an out-of-the-box vision on how to inspire students to engage with Jewish ideas and values through Jewish text. Experience with teaching a variety of learners and using technology as a purposeful tool is a plus. The ideal candidate will also bring energy and creativity to our Tefilah program.

    Responsibilities

    • Teaching Judaic Studies in the Middle School
    • Facilitating Tefilah and Tefilah Education

    Qualifications

    • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • Citizenship, residency, or a work VISA in the United States required
    • Degree in Jewish Education and/or Judaic Studies

    Job Categories

    • In Class teacher
    • Middle School
    • Jewish Day school

    Contact Information

    To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume, a cover letter, and salary expectations to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org
     

    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • Middle School Learning Specialist

    Full-Time Learning Specialist

    Golda Och Academy is currently seeking a full-time dynamic and talented Learning Specialist (grades 6-8) for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Provide direct instructional support to individual students in small group settings both in and outside of the classroom 
      • Support students with reading, writing, and math (Judaic studies and Hebrew a plus)
      • Provide support with organization and executive functioning, study habits, note-taking, and other learning skills
    • Acting as the primary case manager to a group of students with learning differences
      • Regularly meet with students and monitor progress 
      • Collaborate with classroom teachers on content and practice, supporting best practices toward the implementation of students’ Learning Plans
      • Point person in actively communicating progress to students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders including tutors and therapists
      • Participate in teacher team meetings and grade level and/or departmental meetings. 
    • Writing of individual student Learning Plans 
      • Create teacher-friendly Learning Plans highlighting student’s personal profile, academic strengths and challenges, and recommendations for classroom-based strategies
      • Interpret and incorporate data from educational evaluation reports into Learning Plans 
      • Attend Annual and Triennial IEP meetings with the county Child Study Team 

    Requirements

    • Passion and experience in working with students with additional learning needs particularly of middle school age
    • Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field required
    • Master’s degree in Education or related field preferred 
    • 3+ years working with middle and/or high school students required
    • Willingness and ability to learn content of classroom teachers in all subjects 
    • Experience with and knowledge of CST meetings, development of IEPs, 504 and I&RS processes and procedures preferred   
    • Strong organizational and communication skills in managing multiple projects 
    • Strong affinity for the mission of Golda Och Academy and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s core values
    • Commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive community and program which reflects the diverse learners and families in our school 

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous dual academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a wide range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression.  Our school is divided into two campuses - one for the Lower School (grades Pre-K - 5) and one for the Upper School (grades 6 -12) - located about two miles apart in West Orange. The school serves approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. As a Jewish Day School, we dismiss at 2:00 on Fridays with respect to the observance of Shabbat and are closed for most major Jewish Holidays. 


    Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Ljaffe@goldaochacademy.org and USjobs@goldaochacademy.org.

    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • Performing Arts Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy
    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 525 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a creative individual to join our vibrant Arts Department for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Responsibilities
    This part-time position includes teaching middle and high school performing arts classes, advising arts enrichment clubs, directing middle and/or high school theatrical productions, and the possibility for additional responsibilities and compensation in a range of programming areas. The ideal candidate will have a background in some or all of the following areas: performing, directing, musical direction, dance, and/or technical theatre, successful experience in working on theatrical productions, teaching/working with young people, managing multiple priorities, and working well both independently and collaboratively. The work environment is warm, inviting, and fun, with amazing students and a creative, invested faculty. 

    Qualifications
    Availability is needed during the day for classes/meetings and occasional early evenings/some weekends for rehearsals and performances. Bachelor’s degree required. 
     
    To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org.
  • Upper School Guidance Counselor

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is currently seeking a Guidance Counselor in the Upper School (grades 6-12) for the 2021- 2022 school year. 

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include managing a multi-grade caseload to counsel students’ educational, individual, and social-emotional development, strong communication skills – both written and verbal - with students, parents, teachers, and administrators, and collaboratively work with the Student Services team to develop programming, case studies, and best practices. The ideal candidate will have comfort in using a wide variety of technology platforms, have an interest in professional development, be flexible, and have a strong understanding of what is best for the whole child, academic and social-emotional. 

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work 
    • Two or more years of experience working with children and adolescents
    • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States required

    Job Categories

    • Guidance Counselor
    • Middle and High School

    Job Type

    • Full Time

    Contact Information

    • Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org

    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • Upper School Jewish Life and Experiential Educator

    Golda Och Academy Upper School is seeking a creative, passionate Jewish experiential educator to join our team for the 2021 - 2022 school year. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who will work collaboratively with the Student Life, Judaic Studies, and Israel Education departments to bring a love of Jewish life and learning to every aspect of our school day.  

    Who You Are: 
    • A self-starter who is highly motivated, driven to succeed, reflective, and open.
    • A relationship builder, capable of building rapport and developing bonds with a wide variety of students.
    • A Jewish educator who can work to create a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on campus.
    • An educator who is comfortable with the theory and practice of informal and experiential education. 
    • A spiritual person who is knowledgeable about Tefillah education and prepared to lead a team of educators by infusing our daily prayers with tradition and meaning.
    • An enthusiastic team-oriented collaborator with a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations.
    • A detail-oriented programmer who is able to follow through on all tasks and see a program through to completion.
    • A reflective thought partner who is willing to think about what does and does not work within a given program or educational setting.
    What You Bring: 
    • A BA or MA in Education or Jewish Studies, and/or Rabbinic Ordination
    • Experience working with middle and high school students
    • An enthusiastic and creative approach to Jewish Day School education
    • Deep knowledge of Jewish tradition, culture, and a desire to impact the spiritual life of our students
    Job Responsibilities: 
    • Lead coordinator for daily middle school and high school tefillot.
    • Develop and execute Jewish holiday and special event programming throughout the year.
    • Responsible for creating meaningful programming and opportunities for community building through Shabbatonim and other trips.
    • Work collaboratively with staff to create Jewish experiences that will enrich the school on a daily basis.
    • Work with students and student committees to create programs that will inspire and energize the student body around the Jewish life of the school.
    • The opportunity to teach Bible and/or Rabbinics in the classroom

    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and three references to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org
  • Upper School Principal

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.
    Mission
    Golda Och Academy unlocks the potential of our students by cultivating their critical thinking skills and nurturing their intellectual curiosity through the study of the humanities, sciences, Judaics, and creative arts.  In preparing future generations of Jewish leaders, our rigorous Pre-K through 12th-grade curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in Jewish literacy through the exploration of texts, traditions, values, and the Hebrew language.  Guided by an exceptional faculty and a meaningful partnership between school and home, our students develop a love of learning, a personal relationship with the State of Israel and its people, and a commitment to the betterment of the world through tikkun olam.
    Position
    The Upper School Principal is the instructional leader of the Upper School (250 students from grades 6-12) and has primary responsibility for carrying out the School’s mission of providing a rigorous dual curriculum for its students in an environment that works to create a strong Jewish identity, foster a commitment to community for all of its stakeholders, and teach each student the importance of Jewish values.
    The Upper School Principal is also a member of the School’s senior leadership team and will participate in a number of whole-school activities including: helping to carry out our Strategic Plan, policy setting, and institutional advancement. Reporting to the Head of School, he/she will be an expert educator, capable of leading both faculty and students alike, and advancing the School’s commitment to providing a rigorous academic experience for each student.  The ideal candidate will have experience leading in both a Middle School & High School setting in either an independent, public, or Jewish day school environment. He or she will be knowledgeable about educational trends including technology, skills, and differentiated instruction, and will have an advanced degree related to the field. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of building meaningful and collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
    Responsibilities
    • Overseeing the educational leadership of the school, as outlined in the mission and vision of Golda Och Academy. 
    • Reporting to the Head of School, the Upper School Principal will be working closely with the Lower School Principal and will be supervising the Middle School Director, to ensure consistency in managing and monitoring the PK-12 curriculum and academic, social, and emotional development of each student
    • Leading the Department Chairs in the creation and oversight of academic policies and procedures.
    • Overseeing curriculum and directing curriculum updates and revisions.
    • Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, observing, evaluating, and supervising faculty.
    • Overseeing the induction and orientation of new faculty and the ongoing professional development of all faculty.
    • Overseeing the coordination of all programs of the school in collaboration with the scheduling coordinator, the Director of Student Life, and the faculty.  Supervising the maintenance of a comprehensive calendar of school events and keeping school community informed of various school programs and activities. 
    • Supporting the work of the administrative team, particularly by working closely with development and admissions professionals to raise funds and attract, enroll, and retain students.  Meeting with prospective students and parents and participating in outreach efforts.
    • Creating an annual master school class schedule and assigning teachers and students to classes; working collaboratively with department chairs and guidance staff to fully plan and implement the schedule.
    Qualifications
    The ideal successful candidate will have school leadership experience and will be an individual who possesses:
    • An advanced degree in Education, Educational Administration, Jewish Education, or a related field.
    • A minimum of 5 years of administrative and/or supervisory experience.
    • A minimum of 5 years of classroom teaching experience.
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask.
    • Familiarity with 21st-century educational technology.
    • Demonstrated expertise and ability to provide leadership in teaching and learning.
    This is a great opportunity to lead the Upper School of a well-established and well-funded Jewish Day School and to be an important member of the school’s administrative team.
    For Consideration
    Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org


    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • Middle School Math Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 525 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Middle School Mathematics teacher to teach a range of math courses at the Upper School campus for the 2021-22 school year. 

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in teaching middle school classes, the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school community. Candidates should have experience integrating technology in the classroom and the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners.

    Qualifications

    • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • M.A. and/or certification preferred
    • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States required
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    • Strong classroom management skills
    • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues

    To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org.

     

    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
  • High School Hebrew Teacher

    Golda Och Academy, located in West Orange, New Jersey, is seeking a full-time High School (Grades 9-12) Hebrew teacher for the Upper School for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Candidates should have experience and demonstrate a passion for High school education. Qualified candidates will be masterful educators, adept at teaching Hebrew as a 2nd language, who exhibit a deep knowledge of Hebrew language and culture, have facility in differentiating instruction, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

    Successful candidates will possess:
    • A native Hebrew speaker is required
    • Experience in teaching Hebrew language
    • Experience in recognized standards of language instruction
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings, using multiple teaching methods
    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, teaching credential from an accredited institution (North America or Israel) is preferred
    • Good classroom management skills
    • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
    • Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
    • Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Please send your cover letter and resume to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org.
  • Middle School Hebrew Teacher

    Golda Och Academy, located in West Orange, New Jersey, is seeking a full-time Middle School (Grades 6-8) Hebrew teacher for the Upper School for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Candidates should have experience and demonstrate a passion for middle school education. Qualified candidates will be masterful educators, adept at teaching Hebrew as a 2nd language, who exhibit a deep knowledge of Hebrew language and culture, have facility in differentiating instruction, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

    Successful candidates will possess:
    • A native Hebrew speaker is required
    • Experience in teaching Hebrew language
    • Experience in recognized standards of language instruction
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings, using multiple teaching methods
    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, teaching credential from an accredited institution (North America or Israel) is preferred
    • Good classroom management skills
    • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
    • Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
    • Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Please send your cover letter and resume to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org

Both Campuses

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Professional Development

Golda Och Academy is fortunate to be a part of The Greater MetroWest Quest for Teaching Excellence Grant, which invested $1 million over the last four years in four local area Jewish Day Schools. Each of our schools received a portion of these funds for professional development opportunities, in-service learning, workshops and conferences. The goal is to help each teacher grow professionally while improving student achievement.
  • Teaching Excellence at Golda Och Academy Summer 2019
    This was another summer that was filled with professional development opportunities for our dedicated Golda Och Academy faculty and staff. As you will see from the list of descriptions, there was a wide variety of experiences both in the topics and types of workshops that were attended, which ranged from webinars to workshops to multiple-day conferences. The administration and staff are grateful for the generous support of the MetroWest Quest for Teaching Excellence Grant, the Peter J. Herzberg Memorial Teachers Grant Fund, The Gottesman Fund STEM Innovation grant, and the West Orange Board of Education, all of which provided funding for these professional development experiences.

    We value this investment of time given by our teachers and staff and know that they are already implementing new ideas and programs in their work. In addition to their own professional growth, the beneficiaries are our students at Golda Och Academy. We look forward to sending updates over the course of the year about our exciting professional development initiatives.

Deans of Faculty

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  • Photo of Tammy Anagnostis

    Tammy Anagnostis 

    Dean of Faculty, Lower School
  • Photo of Flora Musleah

    Flora Musleah 

    Dean of Faculty, Judaic Studies Faculty, Upper School
    973-602-3657
"I attended the National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA) Convention in Boston, MA. I took many classes during the convention and attended a committee meeting of the Preschool-Elementary Science Teaching Committee, to which I was appointed a three-year term. My classes focused mainly on simple machines and engineering. I learned about digital notebooking for First Grade, and I used what I learned to shape the insect report for first grade. I also learned how to make three kinds of spectroscopes, and we will engineer those next year during third grade."

-Becky Kurson, Lower School Science Teacher
"I observed a number of teachers this year in both Judaic and General Studies. When observing one teacher, I felt lifted and energized after being with her for just a few periods. She knows how to integrate Hebrew, the SmartBoard was used effectively, there were activities set up for those who completed assignments early, and "next steps" were always stated to the children. I really admired the way this teacher encourages whole child learning, always caring, reassuring and present. I found great value in my experience observing two other teachers in a different grade as well. I loved seeing the quiet excitement in their classroom along with consistent positive language. It was helpful to see how these teachers organized a lesson and what strategies they used for the children to learn in a variety of spaces as well as modalities."

-Alexis Gruber, Pre-K