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Are you looking for an incredible public school teaching job in Oakland?

Apply today to join the staff of Think College Now Elementary School, where every child is college bound.

The Think College Now (TCN) school community seeks outstanding teachers with a track record of accelerating student achievement to serve our kindergarten through fifth grade students and their families for the 2020-2021 school year. TCN is located in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland at 2825 International Blvd.

In 2003, David Silver and a core group of committed parents realized their goal of opening a public elementary school focused on closing the achievement gap and giving all students an equal opportunity to attend college and pursue their dreams. In 2014, TCN won the California Distinguished School Award for the second time in the school’s history. We serve a diverse group of 300 students who identify as Latinx, African-American, Asian American, as well as recent newcomers from countries such as Yemen and Afghanistan; over 95% qualify for free/reduced lunch and over 50% are English language learners.

Teaching at TCN means:

  • Working towards a shared vision in a team environment
  • Teaching with an equity lens and an abiding belief in the potential of our kids
  • Authentically partnering with families and community partners
  • Holding high expectations for all and possessing a growth mindset

TCN teachers have access to:

  • A modern school building with an office for every two teachers
  • High quality coaching and access to innovative and targeted professional development
  • Support for teacher-driven learning
  • Robust balanced literacy curriculum and resources
  • Commitment to social-emotional learning for all students
  • Additional compensation for retreats, professional learning, and school events


  • Must possess or be eligible for a California multiple subject teaching credential.
  • 2+ years teaching experience in an urban education setting preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Apply Now!

Email your cover letter and resume to our Staffing Team Coordinator