Founded in 2000, NOCCS is a public charter school dedicated to helping children become thoughtful, informed, and inquisitive citizens. NOCCS is a vibrant, diverse learning community driven by respect for each child’s unique intelligence and history. The school’s dynamic and challenging educational approach deepens the intellectual and social capacities of each child. Now in its fifth charter term, NOCCS enrolls 200 students in Kindergarten through fifth Grade. Located adjacent to Linden Park in the Longfellow neighborhood of North Oakland, the school’s facilities include an art studio, multipurpose room, learning hub (resource room), music/dance room, garden and play yard. Our model includes specialists in Art and Music, integrated Response to Intervention / Special Education and a Teacher Intern Program.
We are looking for excellent teachers and leaders with a passionate and relentless commitment to equity and to the academic achievement and social-emotional development of traditionally underserved students. NOCCS educators are innovators who possess strong content knowledge and the ability to teach Common Core and California Standards with depth and creativity. Our teachers have a special ability to teach to the whole child while developing a community of scholars in each classroom and throughout the school. Our ideal colleagues are positive, hard-working, self-reflective learners. They are professionals, eager to collaborate and energized by working in a team environment to develop curriculum, refine grade-level systems, support the needs of students, and communicate with families. Each NOCCS teacher holds a deep understanding of and appreciation for the developing social, emotional and educational needs of her/his/their age group.
NOCCS follows the Oakland Unified School District pay scale with opportunities for additional stipends for intervention groups, coaching, outreach or serving on the board. NOCCS offers 4 prep times a week for classroom teachers with 4 work days throughout the school year.